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  • New York Times analysis: [Libertarian] Badnarik's impact could be 'critical'

    10/29/2004 8:50:48 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 97 replies · 1,603+ views
    LP ^ | 10/29/04 | NY Times via LP.org
    WASHINGTON -- Move over, Ralph Nader: A New York Times analysis says that Libertarian candidate Michael Badnarik could be 'critical' to the outcome of the 2004 election, and that the party's 2000 candidate may have cost Bush at least four states. In the Sunday, October 24 "Political Points" column, New York Times writer John Tierney asserts that in 2000, Bush "could have won Florida easily, and possibly several other states, if the Libertarian candidate, Harry Browne, was not in the race," assuming that Browne's votes would have gone to Bush. In Florida, Browne earned 16,415 votes, while Bush defeated Al...
  • For Libertarians, Candidates Offer Little Choice

    10/21/2004 8:42:46 AM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 74 replies · 695+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/21/2004 | Radley Balko
    Like most "small L" libertarians, I'd like to see a constitutionally limited government, a humble but formidable foreign policy, unfettered free markets, and a premium on personal freedom. Which is why I tend to get despondent around Election Day, and am again this year stuck with the classic "lesser of two evils" dilemma. The problem is that it's getting more and more difficult to discern which "evil" is lesser. Let's look first at the incumbent. From a libertarian perspective, the case against re-electing President Bush is extensive. The Cliff's Notes version: President Bush has grown government more than any administration...
  • Badnarik Arrested

    10/08/2004 8:36:12 PM PDT · by diabolicNYC · 286 replies · 4,610+ views
    Badnarik Website ^ | October 8, 2004 | News from the trail
    8:38PM CST The first report from St. Louis is in - and presidential candidates Michael Badnarik (Libertarian) and David Cobb (Green Party) were just arrested. Badnarik was carrying an Order to Show Cause, which he intended to serve the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). Earlier today, Libertarians attempted to serve these same papers at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the CPD - but were stopped from approaching the CPD office by security guards. Fred Collins reported to me from the ground that Badnarik and Cobb are in great physical condition and great spirit. As soon as more details are available,...
  • What Would You Ask the Libertarian Party Candidate? (FReeper to Interview Him)

    09/21/2004 6:18:05 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 120 replies · 1,172+ views
    Libertarian Party
    On October 5th, for purposes of a local TV program I host, I'll have the opportunity to conduct a one-hour, one-on-one interview with Michael Badnarik, Libertarian Party presidential candidate, who is said to be polling as much as 3% and who could conceivably impact the race in a number of states. I'd be interested to hear from my fellow FReepers. What do you know about Badnarik? What questions would you want to see asked? Your thoughts?
  • Enough With The Neocon And Paleocon Carping—I'll Stand With George W. Bush In 2004

    12/10/2003 8:59:00 PM PST · by BobbyK · 323 replies · 1,408+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | Thursday, December 11, 2003; 12:01 a.m. EST | Bernard Chapin
    Enough With The Neocon And PaleoconCarping—I'll Stand With George W. Bush In 2004 Like most Toogood Reports readers, I observed this year's battles within the conservative ranks with profound discomfort. In my mind, there are far too many real enemies out there to waste time and print fighting one another. It seems that the world of conservatism has been split up between the "conservatives" and the "paleo-conservatives" or between the "conservatives" and the "neo-conservatives." Both sides present themselves as the bona fide article and the other side as the one in need of a prefix. Personally, I just want to...