The Slow Decline of the Libertarian Party

In IPR comments, Libertarian Party of Massachusetts Chair and 2008 presidential candidate George Phillies reports on the membership figures for the Libertarian Party, revealing a slow decline since the party’s peak in 1999. I dug up the membership numbers going back into the past. The number is for the end of the indicated year, except … Continue reading The Slow Decline of the Libertarian Party

Encounters with Prohibition Party Activist Leroy Pletten

Longtime Prohibition Party activist Leroy Pletten died earlier this year at the age of 68.  Pletten, an anti-smoking activist, differed from his fellow party members in holding generally progressive views.  In 2004 and 2008, as the running mate of Gene Amondson, Pletten served as the party's vice presidential nominee.  In addition, he had a major role in the … Continue reading Encounters with Prohibition Party Activist Leroy Pletten

TRUMP in giant letters made of nuclear bomb craters on the side of Planet Earth to be prominently viewable from outer space?

Election Addict writes at IPR: Nader’s pretty much correct: Consumer advocate and four time Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader appeared yesterday on Fox Business Network calling Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a “breath of fresh air,” explaining that he was “delighted” by Trump’s refusal to rule out a third party bid. “The two party tyranny … Continue reading TRUMP in giant letters made of nuclear bomb craters on the side of Planet Earth to be prominently viewable from outer space?

Former Congressman Reportedly Interested in Constitution Party Presidential Nomination

According to the Twitter feed of Politics1.com, former Republican Congressman John Hostettler of Indiana is "very interested" in the Constitution Party's 2016 presidential nomination. P2016: Sources in Constitution Party say ex-Cong John Hostettler (R-IN) very interested in presidential nom; reaching out to CP leaders. — Politics1.com (@Politics1com) August 8, 2015 Hostettler served in Congress from … Continue reading Former Congressman Reportedly Interested in Constitution Party Presidential Nomination

LNC Chair Sarwark Praises Hillary Clinton in “Letter to the Editor”

Libertarian National Committee chairman Nicholas Sarwark, who penned a strongly worded rebuke of Senator Rand Paul this past November, wrote an enthusiastic “Letter to the Editor” in the Miami Herald last week that praised Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for her “bravery” in supporting the lifting of sanctions on Cuba. The letter, posted below, makes no qualification in … Continue reading LNC Chair Sarwark Praises Hillary Clinton in “Letter to the Editor”

Comments By Our Facebook Followers II

Below are the comments our Facebook followers left on our Facebook page since the previous list on May 4: Deonia Dee Neveu‎, August 7 With all due respect, but once again….the “Mirror” tells that Carly Fiorina is not the “Fairest of them all”. The media needed a Hero Candidate last night during the 1st Republican Debates, and they … Continue reading Comments By Our Facebook Followers II