Skip to comments.Constitution Party aims to thwart Hillary, GOP
Posted on 12/04/2006 10:01:36 AM PST by NapkinUser
As Hillary Clinton begins her own preparations to run for the presidency, the deciding factor of who will be the next commander in chief may have less to do with whomever is chosen as the Democrat or Republican nominee, and more to do with the choice of the Constitution Party.
This weekend at a national committee meeting in Manchester, N.H., Howard Phillips and the Constitution Party he founded set in motion the plans to launch its own third party candidate for president.
"The time has never been better for a third party dark horse candidate to grab the White House," Phillips told WND.
He affirmed that by next July, his party intends to nominate a presidential candidate, with possibilities for the ticket including Minuteman Project co-founder Jim Gilchrist, former Republican presidential candidate Alan Keyes, Baptist pastor Chuck Baldwin, and author and WND columnist Jerome Corsi.
The Constitution Party is also strongly supportive of Republican Congressmen Tom Tancredo and Ron Paul, but there is no decision yet that either would leave their home in the Republican Party to pursue a Constitution Party nomination. Tancredo has said numerous times he is considering a run for the presidency.
"The American public are angry at both the Democratic and Republican Party," Phillips said. "If neither major party wants to listen to the American middle class, the Constitution Party is ready to enter center stage and get back to the basics that have made the republic established by our founding fathers work for over 230 years."
The meeting was highlighted by a lineup of well-known conservative speakers, including those who may end up running.
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Considering its size and demographics, the Constitutionists are in more of a position to thwart the Republicans than the Democrats, though their impact on both could be small.
Another step in Hillary's plan falls into place.
another Ross Perot a.k.a. the spoiler?
that's how Clinton got in with less than half the vote both times. Is this part of their strategy? divide and conquer?
Off to a great start... bad link.
Microscopic would be a better word.
The CP needs to revise their foreign policy position.
Their statement, at least prior to the 04 election, was highly isolationist. That is just simply impractical in the modern world, especially with global economies and a global war on terrorism.
Or calling someone a liar..
These people are just Perot wannabes. In the end, they'll end up with less than half of one percent of the vote.
The repubs are on the ropes, if it wasnt the CP, it would have been another Perot, or Buchanan..
I agree completely. Everything else about it looks good though.
wouldn't have to get very many votes, 2000 was rather close. all they need to do is split conservatives adn they've won - hillary has won.
This seems to be a standard cycle that both parties engage in... the party in power can't hold it together and splits (always blaming it on ignoring the base). Once they (Dems and Repubs) suffer the misery of being out of party for a few years, they manage to pull together to defeat the party in power.
The only way McCain wins is if conservatives decide to not vote in the Republican primaries and support some party that does not have a chance to win.
"The repubs are on the ropes"
Not at all.
Wing Nut Daily rides again. In the real world, the Contitution Party is a non-factor even by third-party standards (it typically tallies in at an order of magnitude lower in vote totals than the Libertarians or Greens).
That would mean they'd get 50% of the voters who have ever heard of this party.
So basically, you'll vote for ANY republican, just "to stop Hillary." That's probably what the country clubbers in the party are wanting you to do.
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