Members of the Libertarian Party like to say that Libertarians are different from Democrats and Republicans. In spite of that, a former Libertarian presidential candidate just made a big political move that is straight out of the Republican and Democratic playbooks.
Gary Johnson released a statement announcing that Americans want “real alternatives to business-as-usual”, and [...]
Libertarian-leaning Republican Congressman Justin Amash will be speaking at this weekend’s Rally Against Mass Surveillance in Washington D.C.
No Democrat from either the House or Senate is scheduled to be present.
Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson will also be speaking at the protest.
Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is not scheduled to [...]
Who’s riding a grassroots wave of support?
On the one hand, we have Americans Elect’s claim to grassroots support as shown in this February 28 photo of former Oklahoma Senator Dan Boren with boxes and boxes and boxes of signatures of people who established Americans Elect as a political party in the state of Oklahoma:
If a question about Americans Elect is asked, it’s not likely to be a comfortable moment for many in the room, because a good number were tempted by the illusory offer by Americans Elect to serve as a channel for an alternative set of political candidates. [...]
When Americans Elect paid signature gatherers to obtain a line on the 2012 ballot in state after state, it told us that its actions weren’t selfish. No, Americans Elect said, it was taking action on behalf of the American people, to give us all “more choices on the ballot in November”:
But now that [...]
Direct-to-Garment printer CafePress has a “Cultural Barometer” of sales records it’s been using to track trends of support for 2012 Republican presidential contenders. Here are the CafePress Barometer’s readings from November 14 through December 31 of 2011.
Just a few days after the point of last tracking, the 2012 Republican Caucuses in Iowa reported [...]
While Americans Elect keeps telling people that it doesn’t favor any presidential candidates in its nominating process, it has:
1. Rated Buddy Roemer as its top “national match” based on a curiously error-prone profile that appeared shortly after a Roemer-Americans Elect joint appearance and shortly before Roemer became the first candidate to announce he would [...]
Yesterday, the corporate presidential nominating effort called Americans Elect communicated with favor toward nine American politicians, nine politicians it featured in a dedicated banner on top of its new “Candidates” page. We’ll call these the Americans Elect Select Nine. They are Republican former Governor Buddy Roemer, Republican Congressman Dennis Ross, Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy, Republican [...]
Who supports U.S. government water torture?
Herman Cain, Tim Pawlenty and Rick Santorum. That’s who. (Source: May 5, 2011 Republican Presidential debate)
This afternoon, two and a half days after the last votes were cast in a paid-registrant-only straw poll of the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, Wilson Research Strategies publicly released their full tabulation of the straw poll results.
To get right to the point, Wilson Research Strategies’ full tabulation of the SRLC straw poll does not [...]