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Posted on 11/02/2004 10:18:27 PM PST by CWOJackson
Badnarik launches final TV ad blitz in 4 swing states
WASHINGTON -- With the Bush-Kerry race too close to call, the Badnarik for President campaign has launched a final flurry of TV advertising aimed at disgruntled Republicans in four swing states.
"Millions of fiscal conservatives have been left politically homeless by the GOP, so we're rolling out the Libertarian welcome mat," said Barbara Goushaw, campaign manager for Badnarik. "If George Bush thinks these people have no place to go, he's in for a big surprise."
The TV spots, titled "Send a Message," are running in Nevada, New Mexico, Wisconsin and Arizona, four states where most analysts agree that the Libertarian has a chance to attract enough small-government votes to tip the balance against Bush. The Badnarik ads are also running nationally on the Fox News Channel and CNN Headline News.
"Our national ads took a shotgun approach in pointing out that George Bush is no conservative," Goushaw said. "Now we're taking the rifle approach, and we have this big-spending Republican in our crosshairs."
In Wisconsin, which Goushaw termed "a very Libertarian-friendly state," the party's gubernatorial candidate, Ed Thompson, garnered 10.5 of the vote in 2002 and was credited by some analysts with helping Democrat Jim Doyle break the four-term Republican hold on the statehouse. Bush narrowly lost the state in 2000, and is deadlocked with Kerry in most polls.
"There's a much stronger Libertarian base in Wisconsin than people realize, and Thompson is extremely popular," she said. "And while Nader is on the ballot, the Democrats' are expected to rally around Kerry as a result of their all-consuming desire to defeat Bush."
In New Mexico, Gore defeated Bush by just 366 votes in 2000 while Libertarian Harry Browne attracted 2,058 votes.
"We picked New Mexico because it was a swing state in which our previous candidate held the margin, and Badnarik was polling at 5 percent recently after running a flurry of TV spots designed to build name recognition," she said.
In Nevada, Badnarik also ran ads earlier in the campaign, which caused his poll numbers to rise to 2 percent, nearly enough to tilt the outcome. The party has also been able to elect local officeholders in the state.
Though Arizona is considered a "safe" Bush state with the president holding onto a 4- to 6-point lead, Nader is not on the ballot, Goushaw noted.
"Arizona is only a 'safe' Bush state because he is considered the lesser of two evils," she said. "Badnarik is actually much closer to the actual beliefs and attitudes of residents in the land of Libertarian icon Barry Goldwater. We believe that costing Bush this state isn't likely, but it's possible -- which is why it's one of our four targets.
"If Badnarik can earn enough votes to tip the balance in just one state, the Republicans would realize they would have to deliver small government quickly, or step aside and let the Libertarians do it. There's no point to both major parties running on a big-government platform."
I voted for Bush this time, not that I expected him to lose NC. I also voted for Burr. If I had known for definate that Bush would have won NC by 12-13%, then I probably would have voted LP but the few polls that showed Bush only up by 3-5% here made me vote for him (I voted early)
I'll be changing my registration ASAP
The LP's only stated object, by their own words, was to throw the election to Kerry. The LP isn't conservative.
Welcome back to the world of sanity, reason and principles worth fighting for.
Well they messed up the votes that would have gone for the President in Michigan. Nader messed with Kerry's results, too.
It's still running close. Oakland county hasn't gotten all their votes in yet.
>>The LP's only stated object, by their own words, was to throw the election to Kerry. The LP isn't conservative.<<
Correctomundo. I've now left the Libertarian party in the dust after the crap they pulled this year, with everything at stake.
I will say, that the Republican party MUST and I repeat MUST get more fiscally conservative and we must reign hell down in Fallujah.
I've had LP'ers tell me that President Bush didn't earn their vote. That's obvious, when you're stated goal is to defeat the President John Kerry earned their vote.
I probably would have voted CP but only Bush, Kerry and Badnarick were on the ballot here in NC
For years the LP has been an anti-Republican rather than pro-libertarian party. Of course, that makes theme ineffectual in both endeavors.
Can you say "disenfranchised?"
Conservatives must get that through their heads; the LP is not conservative, simply anti-Republican. They are no different then the Democrats.
I have to agree with the LP and CP in one regard. It is time that conservatives take notice of them...and treat them like the "spoilers" and "tools" they are.
CP is very conservative.
No, they aren't. They're simply good at making empty and ludicrous promises.
The last gasp from the Losers...
You're opinion, not fact of course. Neither of course have no voting record to base it off of, but they at least haven't stated they want to be a spoiler in a Bush loss.
Fact Two: The Constipation Party candidate said that abortion in America would end on his first day in the Oval Office. That statement is utterly ignorant of the Constitution...it is simply a hot air EMPTY PROMISE.
Fact 4: I care less than . much about your opinion.
LOL! If you believe empty promises and ignorant comments disregarding the Constitution are conservative...well, you and Kerry deserve each other.
/yawn. Keep your barking. I'm sure someone cares what you think. May have to hunt for a while though.
I saw one ad ... that hurt us here in Austin, TX, his homeown ... a Libertarian cost us a TX Representative seat, who lost in a razor thin race (only a few hundred votes) and the Libertarian took 2% of the vote ... and to think, I voted for a Libertarian in a race or two...
Barking? No, I'll leave that to the barking mad fools over at the LP and CP.
Please do so ... the LP has only managed to throw close races to liberal democrats.
Their whole campaign smells of Soros money.
You do plenty, and much like the LP and CP, has no effect on the average person.
CP and LP confuse the purpose of an ideology with the purpose of a political party. They are related, but different ... political parties are useless if they dont unite people to garner enough for political power. pulling 1% is not political power, that's being a flea-bite on the major parties ... to get that power requires UNITY and coalition-building, but 3rd parties by their defnition are DISUNITY oriented and coalition-breaking.
CP folks are a key part of activist base in the GOP;
the freedom/free-enterprise elements are as well.
LP just breaks off that coalition.
since they confuse their purposes, they only manage to create anti-productive results.
The RP does a lot of things that many CP and LP people do not consider conservative and classic liberal. If you can keep the break less than 1% to them, you've done a fine job. You cannot and will not ever make them all vote Republican. Most likely, many simply would not vote at all if there was no 3rd party option. If nothing else, the CP and LP put at least limited checks on the RP from becoming even more liberal too quickly than they already are.
LOL! You're not an average person...you fall for empty promises and believe in the tooth fairy.
Perhaps you have reading comprehension problems. I clearly stated in post #2 that I voted for Bush and Burr and subsequently stated that I only would have voted 3rd party had there been zero question of Bush' victory in NC and since a couple polls showed a narrow 3-5% Bush victory, I did not vote 3rd party. Like I said, continue to bark all you want.
Nope, that would be a malady you suffer from...when you read the BS put out by the LP and CP and believe it.
You've yet to show where I fail to suffer reading comprehension problems. I know there are kooks and weirdos in the minor parties but that doesn't mean I won't vote for them if the Republican is comfortably ahead -- or that I believe that they are conservative or classic classic liberals. I believe their press releases about as much as I believe all the Republicans press releases which is to say I take them all with a grain of salt. I believe 0% of Democratic press release. This is my last post to you, I have no reason to continue talking to you as you seem to want to spend more time fighting 2 or 3 the 200,000 people in the country that are not huge fans of the two major parties. G'night.
You made the case yourself...with your comments about the LP and CP.
"Exactly where did I say I believed every press release and comment by the LP or CP. Continue to spew your BS and I'll continue to laugh at your hatred. Also, continue to think that you are really smart. Maybe one day you will be."
And thanks for bumping the thread for me...I want as many freepers as possible to see the truth about the spoiler parties.
The Libertarian Party isn't anything, the party was formed over 30 years ago, and they still refuse to do what is necessary to win elections, they continue to prove that they have no intrest in winning elections.
Only in spoiling elections...in favor of Godless liberals who would destroy this nation.
You are a sad individual. If you spent half as much time trying to convince people who don't normally vote to vote Republican and explain why they should, you'd get far more people to vote for Republicans than you'll convince 3rd party people to vote for Republicans. Like I said earlier on this thread even though for some reason you want to continue to be beligerant about it, I will continue to vote Republican when the vote is close and 3rd party when it is not.
Sad? No, I'm quite happy actually. I'm not an LP'er.
Nor am I
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