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  • Should Dems, Anti-Romney Republicans Secretly Fund Goode's Campaign for President?(Dems Push Goode)

    07/25/2012 6:35:57 PM PDT · by mnehring · 74 replies
    Ben Tribbett, one of the state's top bloggers, got me thinking yesterday. He is known as the guy behind the highly rated political blog Not Larry Sabato. But Ben deserves to be even better known as one of the state's best gurus on election statistics down to the precinct level. Ben has done a lot of mentally "running the numbers" on the potential impact of former Congressman Virgil Goode's run for President as the nominee for the Constitution Party here in Virginia. Ben is likely - and hopefully soon - to do a blog post an Obama-Romney-Goode race here in...
  • Virgil Goode submits 14,000 signatures for ballot, with help from Independent Greens

    07/25/2012 6:30:17 PM PDT · by mnehring · 407 replies
    With a little help from his friends, former congressman Virgil Goode has taken a key step toward getting his name on November’s presidential ballot in Virginia, submitting more than 14,000 signatures to the State Board of Elections.... ..Goode was a Democrat for much of his career, then became an Independent and finally a Republican for his last six years on Capitol Hill. Now Goode is getting assistance from yet another party, the Independent Greens, whose members have collected thousands of signatures for him.... ...“Virgil supports rail, and that’s our big issue and he’s with us on that,” said Carey Campbell,...
  • Virginia’s Goode could be Romney’s undoing

    07/24/2012 6:28:39 PM PDT · by xzins · 264 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7/23/2012 | John Gizzi
    While many on the right fear that Constitution Party presidential candidate Virgil Goode might just draw enough votes in his native Virginia to tip the Old Dominion’s 14 electoral votes from Mitt Romney to Barack Obama, the former six-term congressman made it clear he doesn’t care. Goode, in fact, feels that “in many ways, for conservatives, it might be better to have Obama as president next year rather than Romney.” The 65-year-old Goode spoke to Human Events last week as he and his supporters were in the process of gathering the 10,000 signatures they need to submit before the Aug....
  • Virgil Goode: Why Romney cannot win Virginia with him on the ballot

    07/14/2012 6:41:56 PM PDT · by techno · 71 replies
    July 14, 2012 | techno
    This is a follow up on my post on Virgil Goode and the impact he will have on the presidential race in Virginia. Here are a breakdown of the electoral numbers from the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections and the PPP poll on Virginia released a few days ago: -----------------2004----------2008--------2012 ---------BUSH--KERRY-----MCCAIN--OBAMA--ROMNEY--OBAMA Overall----54---46---------46-----52-----42------50 WHITES-----68---32---------60-----39-----51------41 WHITE% OF ELECT--72%----------70% LIBERALS------17%-------------21% MODERATES-----45%-------------46% CONSERVATIVES-38%-------------33% So folks we see Bush 43 blowing Kerry out of the water among WHITE voters to the tune of 36% and McCain besting Obama by over 20 points albeit in a losing effort. But in a supposedly a much better political...
  • Virgil Goode to be on WMAL at 7:36 this morning

    07/12/2012 3:56:29 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 18 replies
    Heard on WMAL | 7/12/12 | self
    He is running as 3rd party candidate for President... he may GIVE Virginia to Obama
  • Third parties a dud in 2012

    07/06/2012 6:08:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    The Examiner ^ | July 6, 2012 | Michael McGuire
    Voter dissatisfaction or not, there is very little support this year for third party presidential candidates. In a Gallup Poll released Friday that includes three minor-party candidates, Barack Obama received 47 percent support, Mitt Romney 40, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson 3, Green candidate Jill Stein 1 and Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode less than 1. Two percent of voters said they favor U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), 1 percent mentioned someone else, 2 percent had no opinion and 5 percent said they will not vote. Voter dissatisfaction or not, there is very little support this year for third party presidential...
  • Goode outlines goals if elected president

    07/05/2012 9:08:46 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 39 replies
    martinsville bulletin ^ | Wednesday, June 6, 2012 | PAUL COLLINS
    Presidential candidate Virgil Goode, speaking in Martinsville on Tuesday, cited the need for significant, across-the-board cuts in federal spending to balance the budget; congressional term limits; repeal of Obama health care reform; tougher immigration policies; and reigning in federal secondary education regulations. Goode, the Constitution Party’s candidate for president, addressed the Martinsville Rotary Club at its dinner meeting at the Virginia Museum of Natural History. About 20 people attended. Goode, 65, of Rocky Mount, was in Virginia’s Senate from 1973 to 1996. He then served six terms in Congress before he lost his seat to Democrat Tom Perriello in 2008....
  • Virgil Goode for President?

    07/04/2012 2:39:41 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 64 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | July 7 2012 | washingtonexaminer.com
    Former Virginia congressman Virgil Goode may be looking for a new job: Presidential candidate. That’s one way to read a fundraising appeal the Constitution Party recently issued: Former Virginia Congressman, Virgil Goode, has expressed a strong interest in seeking the Constitution Party Presidential nomination in 2012 and at its meeting this past weekend, the Constitution Party National Committee unanimously passed a resolution inviting him to do just that. Okay, so the party has invited Goode to go for it. The GOP and Democratic Party don’t issue similar exhortations when candidates seek their party nominations, but maybe they should test the...
  • Virgil Goode: Constitution Party Candidate for President [ What about Goode? Is he like Paul? ]

    07/03/2012 12:06:09 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 48 replies
    thenewamerican.com ^ | June 19, 2012 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    While all of the mainstream press focuses upon the phony horse race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney for president, many Americans may be surprised to find that they will have several choices on their ballots in November. One of those other choices is the Constitution Party candidate Virgil H. Goode, Jr. and his vice presidential running mate, attorney Jim Clymer. Labeled “Mr. Independent” by his home newspaper in Virginia, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, former six-term Virginia Congressman Virgil Goode has demonstrated a willingness to change parties when his principles did not comport with his party. Goode was elected to the...
  • Polls Show Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson Could Be the 2012 Election Spoiler

    06/30/2012 3:41:53 PM PDT · by johnatures · 55 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 29, 2012 | John A. Tures
    COMMENTARY | Could Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, a former New Mexico governor, play a spoiler role in the 2012 election, especially out west? Most polls aren't even giving him the benefit of the doubt, failing to include him as an option. But those polls that do include Johnson find him doing surprisingly well. He could tip the balance in several western swing states like Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico. And with every state mattering, that could be the difference in a close race in 2012. A poll by the group "We Ask America" released on June 26 in Colorado...
  • Tom Hoefling: "I will shut down every abortion facility in the country"

    06/11/2012 9:17:17 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 635 replies
    Tom Hoefling for President 2012 ^ | June 11, 2012 | Tom Hoefling
    "All officers of government in this country, in every branch, at every level, have as the first obligation of their sacred oath the protection of all innocent lives within their jurisdiction. Should I be elected to the office of President of the United States, I will keep my oath. Justice Blackmun, in Roe vs. Wade, admitted that “of course” the child in the womb is protected by the Fourteenth Amendment, if they are a person. Since it is self-evident that they are a person, my first act as President, after having sworn the oath, will be to publish a presidential...
  • New Docs Reportedly Show Obama Was a Member of the Far-Left ‘New Party’[and he lied about it]

    06/07/2012 9:40:36 AM PDT · by grundle · 18 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | June 7, 2012 | Billy Hallowell
    President Barack Obama has been challenged before about his alleged ties to the “New Party,” a far-left political group that once served as a third party option in the American political schema. Last month, The Blaze highlighted some images that seemed to corroborate the president’s alleged past ties to groups like the Democratic Socialists of America and, alas, the New Party, despite his campaign’s 2008 denial that he was a member of the movement. As noted, a picture of Obama was published on the cover of the New Party News pamphlet back in 1996, serving as a small sliver of...
  • OBAMA CAUGHT LYING AGAIN: HE WAS MEMBER OF SOCIALIST 'NEW PARTY,' SAYS KURTZ

    06/07/2012 5:02:35 AM PDT · by speelurker · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/07/2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    Barack Obama was, in fact, a member of the socialist New Party in the 1990s and sought its endorsement for the Illinois senate--contrary to the misrepresentations of Obama's presidential campaign in 2008, and in spite of the efforts of Politico's Ben Smith to quash the story. Stanley Kurtz, author of Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism (2010), has released new "smoking gun" evidence at National Review Online. It is evidence that the mainstream media can no longer ignore--and Obama can no longer deny. When the story of Obama's association with the New Party first broke in...
  • Obama’s Third-Party History

    06/07/2012 6:42:04 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/7/2012 | Stanley Kurtz
    New documents shed new light on his ties to a leftist party in the 1990s. On the evening of January 11, 1996, while Mitt Romney was in the final years of his run as the head of Bain Capital, Barack Obama formally joined the New Party, which was deeply hostile to the mainstream of the Democratic party and even to American capitalism. In 2008, candidate Obama deceived the American public about his potentially damaging tie to this third party. The issue remains as fresh as today’s headlines, as Romney argues that Obama is trying to move the United States toward...
  • A (Virgil)'Goode' plan to save American jobs

    05/22/2012 7:05:50 AM PDT · by xzins · 315 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 21 May 12 | WND
    Listen to interview at: http://www.wnd.com/2012/05/a-goode-plan-to-save-american-jobs/?cat_orig=money As President Obama and likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney remain locked in a virtual dead heat, is there any room for a third party to make a statement or even be competitive in 2012? That’s the hope of the Constitution Party and its nominee, Virgil Goode. Goode says Obama’s spending is completely out of control but Republican proposals are also not good enough because he says the budget needs to be balanced now and not in a few years or a couple of generations from now. “I would submit a balanced budget if elected president,...
  • The Differences are Clear (Goode, Romney, or Obama)

    05/20/2012 7:31:52 PM PDT · by xzins · 89 replies
  • Conservative Third-Party Dreams and Realities

    05/18/2012 4:46:32 PM PDT · by iowamark · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 29, 2012 | Daren Jonescu
    Tea Partiers and other constitutionally minded Americans for whom "Anyone but Obama" rings hollow, and who still harbor hopes of a third-party challenge to the GOP establishment, may find food for thought in a living example of such a conservative challenge -- namely, Canada. Americans would benefit from a careful evaluation of their neighbors' success. For decades, Canadian conservatives fought the same uphill battle as their U.S. counterparts, though lacking the constitutional armor with which to defend themselves. The nation moved continually to the left, and at the federal level, electoral politics was dominated by the increasingly socialistic Liberal Party....
  • Virgil Goode has won ballot access in 17 states, says he’s aiming for 40+

    05/16/2012 6:49:42 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 52 replies
    Roanoke.com ^ | 2012.05.10 | Mason Adams
    Virgil Goode said this afternoon that he’s won ballot access in 17 states as the Constitution Party’s presidential nominee – but Virginia isn’t yet one of them. The former Virginia senator and 5th District congressman said he’s aiming to be on the ballot in 40 states on Election Day, and more if possible. Four years ago, the Constitution Party appeared on 37 ballots in the presidential race. Goode said he’s already won ballot access in Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Utah, Wyoming and other states. In Virginia, he needs to secure at least 10,000 signatures from qualified voters, including at...
  • Video of Virgil Goode Appearance on Washington Journal (Must See If You Wish to be Informed)

    05/15/2012 4:56:08 PM PDT · by xzins · 140 replies
    CSpan ^ | 15 May 12 | Washington Journal
    http://www.c-span.org/mobile/video.aspx?id=10737430669&vid=3Video of Virgil Goode Appearance on Washington Journal "Where was I on the bailouts? I voted against them. McCain...voted for; Obama...voted for. Where was I? One of 65 who opposed..."
  • (Virgil)Goode: Romney ‘father of homosexual marriages’ (Constitution Party Candidate)

    05/14/2012 10:53:24 AM PDT · by xzins · 197 replies
    Augusta Free Press ^ | 12 May 12 | Augusta Free Press
    Former Fifth District Congressman Virgil Goode blasted presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney as “the father of homosexual marriages” in a statement released to the news media on the eve of Romney’s visit to Liberty University this weekend. Goode, now running for president on the Constitution Party ticket, referred to Romney’s move as Massachusetts governor to issue same-sex marriage licenses in the wake of a state-court ruling. “Gov. Romney did not stand fast in favor of traditional marriage,” said Goode, who lost his Fifth District seat in 2008 to Democrat Tom Perriello. Goode said he has been a “consistent supporter...
  • Rasmussen: Three-Way Race: Romney 44%, Obama 39%, Ron Paul 13%

    05/08/2012 9:38:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 05/08/2012
    Texas Congressman Ron Paul appears more interested in influencing the direction of the Republican Party than in running as an independent presidential candidate. But perhaps Democrats should be careful what they wish for: Even if Mitt Romney’s remaining GOP challenger should run as a third party candidate, new Rasmussen Reports surveying finds Romney the winner of a three-way race. The latest national telephone survey shows that 25% of Likely U.S. Voters think Paul should run as a third party candidate. Sixty-one percent (61%) disagree, but 13% more are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The national survey...
  • Virgil Goode Polling 5% in Virginia

    05/02/2012 9:47:32 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 96 replies
    Virgil Goode is a former Congressman from Virginia as well as the current Presidential nominee of the Constitution Party. He has lived in Virginia all his life and the family name “Goode” means something in the area due to he and his father’s political careers. Now Public Policy Polling has found that Goode scores 5% against Obama and Romney in Virginia, even when an “Other” option is included. Another interesting angle in Virginia is the candidacy of former Congressman Virgil Goode as the Constitution Party candidate for President. We find him polling at 5% in a three way contest with...
  • Goode draws distinction on spending and immigration between himself and the two liberals. (My Title)

    04/26/2012 11:26:13 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 7 replies
    Picture I am honored to be the nominee of the Constitution Party for the 2012 election. I offer a real difference from Romney and Obama. I want a balanced budget sooner and not five to ten years in the future. I favor measures that will secure our borders and end illegal immigration and reduce legal immigration. Unlike Obama and Romney, I have called for an almost complete moratorium for green card admissions into this Country while our unemployment rate is so high. Both Obama and Romney have run from taking this much needed step. Last year there were approximately 1.2...
  • Constitution Party to run Virgil Goode for president

    04/25/2012 10:10:32 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 28 replies
    Roanoke.com ^ | April 22, 2012 | Arielle Retting
    Goode, of Rocky Mount, historically has held strong views on illegal immigration and citizenship. Former U.S. Rep. Virgil Goode of Rocky Mount secured the Constitution Party's nomination for president at the party's convention Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. Goode was one of six candidates vying for the spot. He won on the first round of balloting with 203 votes, with 202 votes needed to receive the nomination. Goode served 24 years in the Virginia Senate — making headlines when he helped parlay a power-sharing agreement between Democrats and Republicans after the 1995 elections left it evenly split. He was elected to...
  • Goode is a presidential candidate

    04/23/2012 10:27:06 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 37 replies
    The Franklin News-Post ^ | April 23, 2012 | Paul Collins - Martinsville Bulletin
    The Constitution Party nominated the Franklin County native in Nashville on Saturday NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Constitution Party has nominated Virgil Goode to run for president of the United States. Goode was nominated Saturday morning on the first round of voting at the party's convention in Nashville, according to Jim Clymer, the party's national chairman. Goode received 203 votes; 202 were required for a majority. Goode, 65, of Rocky Mount is a former Virginia senator who served six terms in Congress. "There was some spirited competition" for the Constitution Party nomination for president, with a total of six candidates, Clymer...
  • The Last Successful American Third Party

    04/23/2012 11:00:31 AM PDT · by xzins · 34 replies
    The Muser ^ | J. C. Adamson
    In Brief: The Republican Party began by electing members to Congress; it worked. The Republican Party didn't begin with Lincoln The last successful third party in American politics elected its first President in 1860. The party of course was the Republicans and the President was Abraham Lincoln. But the Republican Party didn't begin with Lincoln, and it didn't begin in 1860. Still, the birth of the Republican Party was meteoric by today's standards. They were organized on February 28, 1854, held their first convention on July 6, and elected forty-four Representatives and fifteen Senators in November (19% of the House;...
  • Straight Talk: Political suicide, Alberta-style (CANADIAN RINO'S IMPLODE TO NEW PARTY)

    04/15/2012 11:27:17 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    Sun News ^ | 4/15/2012 | Ezra Levant/QMI Agency
    The federal Conservatives used to be called the Progressive Conservatives. Not anymore-they legally changed their name to the Conservatives. Its more accurate. In the remaining eight days that the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta will exist, let us be equally accurate and call them the Progressives. Its more accurate that way, too. Under their liberal leader, Alison Redford, the Progressives have tried something new this election. They've run against Alberta. That has worked for political leaders before. But they've usually been federal liberals running against those scary western rednecks. It was safe for Jean Chretien and Paul Martin to run...
  • Third Party Options

    04/14/2012 7:08:22 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 180 replies
    Vanity | April 14, 2012 | Engraved-on-His-hands
    Sorry for the vanity, but, due to the unpleasant situation in which Mitt Romney is the favorite for the Republican Party nomination for President, I thought that exploring other options might be an appropriate topic. While Newt Gingrich is still in the running for the Republican nod, his chances do not appear to be good. Although not giving up entirely on him at this point, I thought that exploring third party options might be helpful as a fallback plan. (Caveat: I am not an expert on the parties discussed.) There are at least 53 political parties in the United States....
  • Romney Personally Issued Marriage Licenses to 189 Same-Sex Couples (October 4, 2011)

    04/11/2012 10:22:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 70 replies
    RomneyExposed.com ^ | October 4, 2011
    Every since Mitt Romney first tossed his hat into the presidential sweepstakes in 2007, he has repeatedly maintained that he opposes same-sex marriages and has always portrayed himself as a champion of traditional marriage. However, in an incident that has gone mostly unreported, Romney, as Governor of Massachusetts, personally issued at least 189 one-day special marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2005. He likely issued a similar number of licenses in both 2004 and 2006 but the state records for these years are not easily available. One-day marriage licenses are in effect permits issued to a couple allowing them to...
  • (Vanity) Proceeding with a third party

    04/10/2012 4:52:33 PM PDT · by Cato in PA · 101 replies
    Cato in PA
    So it’s come to this. Rick Santorum dropped out of the race earlier today, which leaves Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Ron Paul in the running. By any reasonable estimate, Paul still doesn’t stand a chance and Newt won’t mount a serious challenge barring divine intervention. We’re left with Willard Romney the open socialist, who stands against everything we believe in as conservatives. There are many among us who refuse to vote for him. We who feel this way must unite behind a third party if we’re going to accomplish anything. If we don’t, we’re no better than the party-line...
  • Buddy Roemer blasts both parties as 'joined at the billfold,' launches independent bid

    02/23/2012 4:46:43 PM PST · by Impy · 28 replies
    Nola.com ^ | 2-23-12 | Jonathan Tilove
    WASHINGTON -- Blasting the two major parties as "joined at the billfold," former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer announced Thursday that he is abandoning his bid for the Republican nomination for an independent candidacy for president. "Last night the Republicans held their 23rd television debate. I have not been invited to a single one," said Roemer. "I am the only candidate who has been shut out by the Republican Party. Well, we're on a mission to take this country back from the powerful special interests. We are prepared to challenge both parties. Both parties are joined at the bill fold, they...
  • Ann Coulter to Speak at Rally for Pres. Candidate Randall Terry

    02/23/2012 9:43:17 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 19 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 2-22-2012 | Christian News Wire
    Ann Coulter to Speak at Rally for Pres. Candidate Randall Terry February 22, 2012 TULSA, OK -- Best Selling author and political pundit Ann Coulter will be the keynote speaker at a fundraising rally for Randall Terry for President in the Tulsa Oklahoma area on March 3rd. Event Details Date: Saturday, March 3, 2012. Time: 6:00 P.M. private fundraising reception; 7:00 P.M. Rally. Location: Arrow Heights Baptist Church, 3201 South Elm Place, Broken Arrow (just outside Tulsa), Oklahoma. Mr. Terry and his campaign team are in Oklahoma campaigning full time until the March 6 primary. They have opened an office...
  • Get Ready for Candidate No. 3: The Americans Elect gambit

    02/19/2012 2:52:29 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 02/27/2012 | Michael Warren
    (...) At a time of widespread dissatisfaction with Congress and the White House, the folks at Americans Elect see an opening for a popularly nominated presidential candidate. As Kahlil Byrd, the organization’s chief executive officer, recently told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, “The issues and the ideas that will take the country to a better place are pretty obvious to the American people. They don’t seem to be obvious in the governing that we have in Washington.” (...) Here’s how the nominating process works: Any registered voter can sign up on the Americans Elect website to become an official...
  • 2012 America's Party Platform ratified in convention [Feb. 18, 2012]

    02/19/2012 3:53:59 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 125 replies
    America's Party ^ | Feb. 18, 2012
    America's Party ratified its 2012 Platform in national convention yesterday, making an already-great conservative document even better, with the expansion of its solid property rights plank and the addition of the Equal Protection for Posterity Resolution as its primary pro-life language. Text included below for your consideration.
  • Former Va. Rep. Virgil Goode announces presidential bid (Third Party)

    02/17/2012 9:17:30 PM PST · by Impy · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2-16-12 | Steven Nelson
    Virgil Goode Jr. may have served six terms as a Republican congressman from Virginia, but he now feels he can best effect change as the Constitution Party’s candidate for president. In a brief interview with The Daily Caller, Goode said his platform consists of four planks: limited government, border security, rapidly adopting a balanced budget and enacting term limits. “If I’m fortunate enough to get the nomination of the Constitution Party, I will take as many votes from Obama as I would from the Republican nominee,” he said.
  • Is there a libertarian case for Rick Santorum?

    02/09/2012 9:52:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/09/2012 | John Samples
    Rick Santorum had a somewhat super Tuesday on February 7th. He won all three Republican presidential primaries, thereby reviving a campaign that had failed to follow up on his victory in Iowa. Santorum could become the sole alternative to Romney for the Republican nomination. If that happens, he could become the GOP nominee in 2012. Should libertarians vote for him? Here’s my (broad) definition of a libertarian. A libertarian cares about individual liberty and thus limited government. Those concerns lead to further commitments to free markets in economics, moral pluralism in culture, and realism and restraint in foreign policy. Government...
  • Roseanne Barr on Calif. ballot for US president

    02/07/2012 8:23:04 AM PST · by SmithL · 23 replies
    Sacramento, Calif. (AP) -- Roseanne Barr's name is on California's primary ballot as a Green Party candidate for president. Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced Monday that Barr is among 24 candidates she intends to place on the June 5 ballot.
  • The Origins of the Republican Party (Or, How to Successfully Create a New Party)

    01/31/2012 6:26:42 PM PST · by mnehring · 19 replies
    The Origins of the Republican Party Trying times spawn new forces. The Missouri Compromise of 1820 divided the country at the 36° 30' parallel between the pro-slavery, agrarian South and anti-slavery, industrial North, creating an uneasy peace which lasted for three decades. This peace was shattered in 1854 by the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Settlers would decide if their state would be free or slave. Northern leaders such as Horace Greeley, Salmon Chase and Charles Sumner could not sit back and watch the flood of pro-slavery settlers cross the parallel. A new party was needed. Salmon ChaseWhere was the party born? Following...
  • Reason Ron Paul will not run third party in 2012: Rand 2016

    01/25/2012 8:20:08 AM PST · by packback · 28 replies
    Milwaukee Story ^ | 1.25.11 | Andy Booker
    A third party run by Ron Paul in 2012 would make the presidential campaign path much more difficult for Rand in 2016, a year when the field will be much stronger than this cycle. I think the 2016 cycle is likely to bring out the candidates that the Republican Party was swooning over just months ago, namely Palin, Paul Ryan and Chris Christie.
  • Our View: There's always room for a third party

    01/23/2012 10:24:10 PM PST · by devattel · 4 replies
    South Coast Today (Cape Cod Times) ^ | January 24, 2012 12:00 AM | Someone at the Cape Cod Times
    There is a lot to find wrong about the political system in the United States. From the superabundance of unregulated political action committee funding to the constant and increasingly vitriolic tone of various campaigns, someone from the outside looking in might believe that democracy is an ugly, unfortunate process where the likelihood that the best candidate will win is roughly the same as spinning a roulette wheel and hoping for the best. But there are also elements of democracy that can inspire us, regardless of whether the ideology that drives the particular individual or party is one that we support....
  • As Romney's inevitability sets in, tell me about your third party.

    01/13/2012 6:37:07 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 54 replies
    Are there any conservative third party candidates of note this go around? I don't vote for progressives, and that includes Romney. So tell me about your candidates.
  • The Third Party Question. It seems like they've answered it for us. (Vanity)

    01/11/2012 6:46:13 AM PST · by elvis-lives · 51 replies
    Elvis Mind ^ | Jan 11, 2011 | Elvis
    I know that the third party option has been discussed on this forum for a long time and most recently it has been a hot topic. I am a "newbie" and don't presume to tell others what to do, or think, but as a new member, this might qualify as an "out of the mouths of babes" observation. It has become obvious to me that there is no real discussion as to if a third party should be formed because the truth is WE (CONSERVATIVES) ARE A THIRD PARTY!!!!!! The GOP has cast us out. The Republicans are deciding to...
  • Is this how Obama win will be guaranteed? Group with ties to president engaged in 3rd party drive.

    01/06/2012 12:01:05 PM PST · by tutstar · 43 replies
    Klein Online ^ | 1 6 2012 | Aaron Klein
    AE has reportedly raised more than $22 million so far and has already been certified to be placed on the ballot in 12 states now, including California. To getting on state ballots, AE evidenced mass organizing skills. The group says it collected over 2 million signatures nationwide in its effort to get on state ballots. KleinOnline found that two of AE’s board members, Kellen Arno and Michael Arno, were paid by the group for helping to run the massive signature gathering drive via their firm, Arno Political Consultants. Michael Arno is senior adviser to the Podesta Group lobbying and public...
  • Ron Paul backed Cynthia McKinney in 2008

    01/05/2012 6:06:35 AM PST · by Mustang Driver · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | January 5, 2012 | Don Surber
    Sarah Palin admonished Republicans not to ridicule Congressman Ron Paul. Sarah Palin is wrong. Ron Paul is a disloyal phony who has earned whatever contempt real Republicans have for him and his dangerously naive ideas about foreign policy. Ron Paul has shunned the party in the past, as he was the Libertarian Party candidate in 1988 and in 2008 he rejected the McCain/Palin ticket, instead embracing Cynthia McKinney and other third-party candidates for president 2008. Like a kid who is losing a game, Ron Paul took his ball and went home in 2008. But Missus Palin, sadly, seemed to be...
  • Americans Elect: Obama's Third-Party Tar Pit

    01/03/2012 3:14:38 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 11 replies
    American Spectator ^ | January 3, 2012 | Jared E. Peterson
    Anyone with the remotest interest in replacing Barack Obama as America's president in 2012 should take his eyes off Iowa and the boring ups and downs of the race for the Republican nomination.The real action that may well decide our next president is quietly going on elsewhere, in the state offices that qualify candidates and parties for the November 2012 presidential ballot.  You may not have heard much about a shadowy group called "Americans Elect" (it does not disclose its contributors because of alleged concerns that they might suffer loss of business or social contacts, and because it fancifully but...
  • Get Clean for Ron

    01/03/2012 7:14:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 3, 2012 | W. James Antle, III
    The young Paulistas gathered to receive their marching orders. Get a haircut. Wear a tie. Be polite. Don't gratuitously annoy mainline Republicans. Leave the discussion of political philosophy to the candidate. Your job, they were instructed, is to win votes for Ron Paul. That was the scene as described to me in New York City this summer. Since then, it has become standard operating procedure for the activists once dismissed as the "Ron Paul kids" during their long march through the GOP. "No tats," one young Paul volunteer told the New York Times he was advised. No "fraternizing in the...
  • Blaze Exclusive: Donald Trump's Possible Third Party Run Gains Momentum

    12/30/2011 6:39:57 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 69 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 29th | Mike Opelka
    The potential for a third party presidential run from billionaire developer and reality TV star Donald Trump may be closer to becoming a reality show of its own. The Blaze received a copy of a confidential email sent out late Thursday afternoon from a Florida Tea Party leader and personal friend of Trump. The email requested assistance in building a team in Texas to make certain that, if Trump chooses to run, his name would be on the ballot. The email included:
  • RON PAUL AS A THIRD PARTY? DICK MORRIS TV: LUNCH ALERT!(video)

    12/23/2011 8:50:22 AM PST · by Signalman · 17 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 12/23/2011 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how a group called America Elects is, inadvertently, paving the way for Ron Paul to run as a third candidate, which would re-elect Obama. Tune in!
  • Antsy Voters Look for a Third Way (3rd Party Run?)

    12/16/2011 7:59:19 AM PST · by xzins · 97 replies
    Constitution Party ^ | 11/26/11 | Neil King, Jr.
    Antsy Voters Look for a Third Way When Perot First Ran, 39% Were Dissatisfied; Today It’s 81%. ’Something Is Going to Explode’ •The nation’s dismay with Washington turns up in an array of polling results. To understand why the moment may be ripe for a real surprise next November, consider just these numbers: Ross Perot, who won nearly one in five votes in 1992 to become the most successful independent candidate in modern presidential politics, ran at a moment when 39% of Americans said they were dissatisfied with how the nation was being governed. Today, Gallup reports, 81% say they...
  • The Americans Elect Threat

    12/14/2011 10:21:10 AM PST · by Fred · 8 replies
    National Journal ^ | 121311 | Reid Wilson
    President Obama's re-election team is keeping a wary eye on a group pledging to put an independent ticket on the ballot in next year's elections, top Democratic strategists hinted Tuesday. In a meeting with reporters, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina and top strategist David Axelrod said they expected the group, Americans Elect, to be on the ballot in most states next year. And though the group says it will use the most open, democratic process possible to select a nominee, Obama's campaign is questioning both their means and motives. Americans Elect will allow any registered voter to cast a ballot...