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  • Dark Horse on the Third Ballot (libertarian party)

    07/16/2004 4:10:44 AM PDT · by visagoth · 12 replies · 616+ views
    Liberty Unbound ^ | 7/2004 | R. W. Bradford
    The Libertarian Party nominates a candidate without knowing his views or knowing about his brushes with the law. By now, most libertarians know that the Libertarian Party chose as its presidential nominee Michael Badnarik, the darkest of dark horses, and a figure hardly known within the party and virtually unknown to non-LP libertarians. Badnarik is a self-taught constitutional scholar whose views were scarcely known to most LP members and delegates prior to the nomination. Coming into the convention, the favorite for the nomination was Gary Nolan, a talk-radio personality who had raised the most money, won all five LP primaries,...
  • Libertarians unite to elect Badnarik

    07/14/2004 10:15:52 AM PDT · by Onelifetogive · 30 replies · 699+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 14, 2004 | Ron Strom
    Saying the Libertarian Party is highly unified around his candidacy, presidential nominee Michael Badnarik hopes disenchantment with the Republican Party and high-profile TV commercials will help him garner unprecedented support in November's election. Badnarik, who describes himself as "almost everyone's second choice" for the Libertarian nomination, was able to win the party's nod after front-runners Aaron Russo and Gary Nolan failed to garner enough votes at the national convention to win. In an interview with WorldNetDaily, Badnarik says his nomination actually brought the party together. He says both Russo and Nolan are working to get him elected. "The Libertarian Party...
  • Libertarian Presidential candidate to take advantage of disenchanted voters

    07/14/2004 5:06:54 AM PDT · by MikeJ75 · 14 replies · 470+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 14, 2004 | Ron Strom
    Saying the Libertarian Party is highly unified around his candidacy, presidential nominee Michael Badnarik hopes disenchantment with the Republican Party and high-profile TV commercials will help him garner unprecedented support in November's election. Badnarik, who describes himself as "almost everyone's second choice" for the Libertarian nomination, was able to win the party's nod after front-runners Aaron Russo and Gary Nolan failed to garner enough votes at the national convention to win. In an interview with WorldNetDaily, Badnarik says his nomination actually brought the party together. He says both Russo and Nolan are working to get him elected. "The Libertarian Party...
  • Libertarian candidate seeks national debate invite

    07/11/2004 4:33:45 AM PDT · by MikeJ75 · 65 replies · 556+ views
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | July 10, 2004 | Josh Flory
    Down on Dubya? Cranky about Kerry? Michael Badnarik hopes you’ll give his campaign a look. Badnarik is the Libertarian Party’s nominee for president, and he spent part of this week campaigning through Missouri. During a visit to the Tribune yesterday, the candidate emphasized his opposition to an "unconstitutional, unjustified" war in Iraq and to a military draft, as well as his commitment to reducing federal spending. Badnarik is a native of Indiana who more recently hailed from Austin, Texas, and worked as a computer programmer and consultant. He won the Libertarian Party’s nomination in May. Badnarik said the war in...
  • This long shot is worth a look

    06/28/2004 4:13:02 AM PDT · by MikeJ75 · 13 replies · 183+ views
    Valley Morning Star ^ | June 28, 2004
    Ralph Nader isn’t the only third-party candidate running for president. On May 30 in Atlanta, the Libertarian Party nominated Michael Badnarik, 49, as its presidential candidate. A computer programmer living in Austin, Badnarik said Friday that he moved to Texas from California in 1997 to escape that state’s strict gun laws and to exchange California’s top 9.3 percent income tax rate with our 0 percent. He won the Libertarian Party nomination, he said, after spending much of 2003 and 2004 attending party conventions in 26 states, traveling by car to save money. His campaign still is a shoestring operation, expecting...
  • VIN SUPRYNOWICZ: Shuffling to the sound of the Morlocks' dinner bell

    06/27/2004 6:36:28 AM PDT · by Undertow · 9 replies · 368+ views
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | June 27, 2004 | VIN SUPRYNOWICZ
    VIN SUPRYNOWICZ: Shuffling to the sound of the Morlocks' dinner bell In Atlanta over the May 29 weekend, former movie producer, Bette Midler manager/paramour and Nevada gubernatorial candidate Aaron Russo -- who entered the Libertarian Party's national convention as the front-runner for the presidential nomination -- was doing himself no favors on the convention floor. The Libertarian Party has more than its share of dorks and dweebs, who given the chance will corner you and seek a debate on the most arcane details of anything from private space exploration to the Federal Reserve. I can understand Russo's reluctance to waste...
  • Libertarian Convention Ends in Unity Despite Controversies

    06/25/2004 6:07:03 PM PDT · by Commie Basher · 60 replies · 397+ views
    Hollywood Investigator ^ | June 24, 2004 | Thomas M. Sipos
    [HollywoodInvestigator.com] Libertarian Party delegates chose Constitutional scholar Michael Badnarik for their 2004 presidential candidate over Memorial Day weekend (May 27 - 31) at Atlanta's Mariotte Marquis hotel -- and the Hollywood Investigator was there! So were over 800 delegates from around the U.S., plus celebrity speakers (both on and off the convention floor), merchandisers, activists -- and controversy!
  • More Libertarians centered in Austin

    06/23/2004 4:02:08 AM PDT · by MikeJ75 · 5 replies · 214+ views
    News 8 Austin ^ | June 23, 2004 | Eric Allen
    Austin is becoming the headquarters for the Libertarian Party. The Libertarian Party selected an Austinite to run for president and several state party positions are occupied by people in Austin. The Libertarians believe in liberty. The party platform calls for the government to get out of their lives. "It's not the government's job to tell you how to live your life or to do things that they think are in your best interest. The only valid function of government is to protect your property," Libertarian Presidential candidate Michael Badnarik said. Badnarik understands the odds. "Being realistic, my job is to...
  • Vin Suprynowicz: Libertarians aim to 'cost Bush the election'

    06/20/2004 6:55:30 AM PDT · by Undertow · 122 replies · 491+ views
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | June 20, 2004 | Vin Suprynowicz
    Vin Suprynowicz: Libertarians aim to 'cost Bush the election' On June 14, the Seattle Times editorialized that the entrance requirements for the tedious, moribund, rigorously stage-managed turn-offs that today pass for our presidential "debates" should be loosened -- but not too much. The paper's intent was to get Ralph Nader included. The solution? "It's time to reconsider the current format and the lock on presidential debates by the two major parties," the Times recommends. Right on. But wait. There still has to be "some cutoff point in voter popularity," the Seattlites immediately added. "Otherwise, George Bush and John Kerry would...
  • Badnarik In A Two-Way Race (Libertarians vs. Democrats for President)

    06/13/2004 4:02:07 PM PDT · by webtarian · 27 replies · 15,803+ views
    History is a fascinating subject. I have a hunch that between now and November, we will see some interesting history being made. I see some vicious partisan politics on the horizon and it is becoming very clear to me that the Bush junta is coming to a close. Based on a number of things, I think we will see Bush's approval rating tank before November. I believe unfolding events will serve to totally discredit Bush. Assuming that Peroutka and Nader will be unable to achieve ballot access in a majority of states, Libertarians may see what amounts to a 2-way...
  • The Sayings of Candidate Badnarik

    06/10/2004 3:20:03 AM PDT · by MikeJ75 · 287 replies · 739+ views
    The Austin Chronicle ^ | June 11, 2004 | Michael King
    Recently nominated Libertarian Party presidential candidate Michael Badnarik, an Austin-based computer trainer and self-described "constitutional scholar," was on the stump this week, "addressing the G8 summit" – that is, speaking to a protest rally in Savannah, Ga., near the restricted Sea Island summit site – and making appearances leading up to the state Libertarian convention in College Station June 12. Last year he spoke at length to Austin writer Devin Greaney, declaring the following positions: "The campaign occupies literally every moment of my time. ... I would rather be skydiving, drinking beer, and chasing beautiful women. I'm trying to rescue...
  • Scenes from a donut shop [fake interview with Libertarian Party's presidential candidate]

    06/06/2004 2:27:14 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 2 replies · 49+ views
    The Lonewacko Blog ^ | 6/6/04 | The Lonewacko Blog
    "... one dollar? But, I only want half hot chocolate, half coffee. One half hot chocolate would be 50 cents, one half coffee would be 45 cents. Add that together, and it equals 95 cents, not one dollar... OK, let's look at this another way... OK, fine, whatever..." [minutes later] "Re-creationist?" "What?" "I noticed your tri-corner hat and your breech loader. Are you a Revolutionary War re-creationist?" "No, I am Badnarik!" "Hmmm... What, the magician?" "No, you fool! I am Badnarik, the Libertarian Party's candidate for President of the United States!" "Oh, yeah. Are you one of the reformed Libertarians?"...
  • Surprised Texan is Libertarian nominee

    06/01/2004 11:49:06 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 132+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, June 2, 2004 | By Steve Miller
    <p>Libertarian presidential candidate Michael Badnarik contends the United States is being ruled by a government that disregards the Constitution.</p> <p>That hardly surprises the 49-year-old computer consultant from Austin, Texas, who considers himself a constitutional scholar and knows a caveat when he sees it.</p>
  • Texas Programmer Wins Libertarian Nod

    05/30/2004 9:29:44 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 21 replies · 202+ views
    AP via yahoo.com ^ | May 30, 2004 | wire service
    ATLANTA - Michael Badnarik, a computer programmer from Texas, won the Libertarian Party's presidential nomination on Sunday. Badnarik, 49, of Austin, defeated former Hollywood movie producer Aaron Russo on the convention's third ballot, after former radio host Gary Nolan, who was eliminated on the second ballot, endorsed Badnarik. "If I can win the nomination, there's no reason I can't win this election," Badnarik told a cheering convention that drew more than 800 delegates. Badnarik teaches a course in constitutional law. Formed in 1971, the Libertarian Party stresses the rights of individuals over the power of government, and a foreign policy...
  • Libertarian Party picks presidential nominee

    05/30/2004 3:58:44 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 217 replies · 196+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | May 30, 2004 | AP
    Atlanta - Michael Badnarik says ``there's no reason'' he can't take President Bush's place in the White House. The Texan bases his optimism on winning the Libertarian Party's presidential nomination today. Badnarik is a 49-year-old computer programmer from Austin who also teaches a course in constitutional law.
  • Michael Badnarik [Libertarian candidate for President 2004]

    03/29/2004 12:42:13 PM PST · by freedom44 · 31 replies · 376+ views
    Badnarik ^ | 3/29/04 | Badnarik
    Michael on The Issues Michael Badnarik has studied the Constitution for twenty years, and has been teaching an eight-hour class on the subject for the last three years. All of his political positions are derived from the principle of individual rights, and are consistent with the Constitution. He would like to see strict enforcement of the Bill of Rights, and would establish a "zero tolerance policy" for all elected officials who violate the supreme law of the land. The RIGHT to keep and bear arms Michael is most passionate about defending the Second Amendment, and holds that 20,000+ gun laws...