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« Reply #50 on: December 21, 2005, 12:19:03 pm »
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I miss the old days when Libertarians called themselves Anarchists Smiley

Now here's a great quality post.
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« Reply #51 on: January 18, 2006, 02:11:24 am »
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I think Jim Gray got elected because he has a bland, Anglo-Saxon name.  See the 1986 Illinois DNC primary lt. gubernatorial, attorney general race for similar results.
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« Reply #52 on: January 18, 2006, 02:52:20 am »
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becoming more watered down is a load of sh**t.  The thing we should do is keep these so-called "extreme" positions, but not campaign as if they were extreme.  Harry Browne had the 2nd most LP vote after Clark, when he ran in '96.  Thing is, he had opinions that may be as extreme as anyone else, but he doesn't come off sounding like it.  I really don't see why we're more extreme than Al Gore, or George Bush, or John Kerry, or Ross Perot, or Bob Dole or....

Browne got 0.50% of the vote.  Clarke, who got the highest percentage of any Libertarian candidate, received 1.03% of the vote.

...is this good, like, am I missing something?  Getting "the 2nd most LP vote" is not exactly an achievement when what you got was 0.50% of the vote.  Ross Perot got 18.91% of the vote, and he didn't even have a party behind him.
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« Reply #53 on: May 10, 2006, 03:05:09 pm »
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Will there even BE Libertarians in 2008?
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« Reply #54 on: May 10, 2006, 03:14:23 pm »
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Will there even BE Libertarians in 2008?

Yeah.  Hopefully the less "Our way or no way" variety which has currently lead their party.
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« Reply #55 on: May 25, 2006, 01:58:36 am »
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« Reply #56 on: August 26, 2006, 11:28:12 am »
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Marijuana Activist Steve Kubby announced his run for president as a Libertarian last sunday.   http://www.kubby.com/

Declared Libertarian Candidates:
Lance Brown
Jim Burns
Dave Hollist
Steve Kubby
Robert Milnes
George Phillies
Christine Smith
Doug Stanhope

Candidates Still Considering:
Michael Badnarik
Gary Nolan
Aaron Russo
Mary Ruwart
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« Reply #57 on: September 19, 2006, 10:18:13 am »
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How come if Ron Paul ran in 2008 he'd get 10-15% in the polls when he didn't do that well in 1988?  Someone said that he'd do 10-15% in the polls.
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« Reply #58 on: September 19, 2006, 12:58:56 pm »
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I would vote for Steve Kubby is he were to secure the nomination.
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« Reply #59 on: September 19, 2006, 11:09:43 pm »
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How come if Ron Paul ran in 2008 he'd get 10-15% in the polls when he didn't do that well in 1988?  Someone said that he'd do 10-15% in the polls.

Well he's a lot more well known now than he was in 1988, given that he's now a member of Congress. However, I highly doubt he could get 10 percent, much less 15 percent. He might be able to get 5 percent however.
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« Reply #60 on: September 19, 2006, 11:49:03 pm »
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But isn't Ron Paul now a Republican? or is he a RINO just to get elected?
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« Reply #61 on: September 20, 2006, 12:21:06 am »
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I'm switching party registration if Stanhope gets nominated.
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« Reply #62 on: September 20, 2006, 12:23:09 am »
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Hopefully if we do run, we could get a celebrity-say Clint Eastwood or someone with enough money and fame to help get the party's name recognized.  I also like MODU's idea of taking the 'overlapping' positions on each side and campaigning on that.  In order to get elected, I think we need people to be convinced we're the 'purple' middle ground.
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« Reply #63 on: September 20, 2006, 11:34:29 am »
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How come if Ron Paul ran in 2008 he'd get 10-15% in the polls when he didn't do that well in 1988?  Someone said that he'd do 10-15% in the polls.

Well he's a lot more well known now than he was in 1988, given that he's now a member of Congress. However, I highly doubt he could get 10 percent, much less 15 percent. He might be able to get 5 percent however.

Ron Paul was a lame duck Representative in 1988. That said, I don't disagree with your other comments.
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« Reply #64 on: September 20, 2006, 12:54:33 pm »
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I'm switching party registration if Stanhope gets nominated.

That would be intresting, I have been saying for awhile that the Libertarian Party is a little too serious for their platform and in a round about way confuses people. You can't push a libertarian platform without a loose, charasmatic kind of character. Kubby/Stanhope 2008!
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« Reply #65 on: September 20, 2006, 01:08:30 pm »
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Marijuana Activist Steve Kubby announced his run for president as a Libertarian last sunday.   http://www.kubby.com/

Declared Libertarian Candidates:
Lance Brown
Jim Burns
Dave Hollist
Steve Kubby
Robert Milnes
George Phillies
Christine Smith
Doug Stanhope

Candidates Still Considering:
Michael Badnarik
Gary Nolan
Aaron Russo
Mary Ruwart

I'd have to sit down and read up on some of these people.  I don't recognize the names.
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« Reply #66 on: September 20, 2006, 11:59:55 pm »
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How come if Ron Paul ran in 2008 he'd get 10-15% in the polls when he didn't do that well in 1988?  Someone said that he'd do 10-15% in the polls.

Well he's a lot more well known now than he was in 1988, given that he's now a member of Congress. However, I highly doubt he could get 10 percent, much less 15 percent. He might be able to get 5 percent however.

Ron Paul was a lame duck Representative in 1988. That said, I don't disagree with your other comments.

Oh ok, I didn't realize he was already in the House as of 1988. However, he is still much more well known today after having spent a lot more time in the House.
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« Reply #67 on: September 21, 2006, 12:53:14 am »
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Guys, I really don't think Paul would run.  If he runs in 2008 he'll be 73.
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« Reply #68 on: October 10, 2006, 07:46:33 pm »
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So, could Steve Kubby do well?  idk who he is.  i just see that alot of u posted him and said that u liked him.
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« Reply #69 on: October 10, 2006, 11:08:41 pm »
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Here's a thought... What about Art Olivier?
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« Reply #70 on: October 11, 2006, 07:17:54 am »
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So, could Steve Kubby do well?  idk who he is.  i just see that alot of u posted him and said that u liked him.

Unless medical marijuana becomes the main issue of 2008, no. I don't see that issue even getting a mention by any serious candidates.
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« Reply #71 on: October 11, 2006, 10:14:54 am »
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Here's a thought... What about Art Olivier?

Art isn't getting younger, and at best he was just ballot filler behind Harry Browne. How about Ed Thompson (an actual elected offcial from Wisconsin) or George Phillies (a well spoken Libertarian who actually opposes illegal immigration).
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« Reply #72 on: October 11, 2006, 04:23:49 pm »
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Here's a thought... What about Art Olivier?

Art isn't getting younger, and at best he was just ballot filler behind Harry Browne. How about Ed Thompson (an actual elected offcial from Wisconsin) or George Phillies (a well spoken Libertarian who actually opposes illegal immigration).

Olivier was mayor of Bellflower CA, a city much larger than Tomah WI of course, but Olivier's inevitably poor showing in comparison to Thompson's makes him a less desirable candidate.
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« Reply #73 on: October 11, 2006, 04:49:37 pm »
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Howard Stern, Drew Carey, Russo, Badnarik, Campagna, etc...

Howard Stern - more of a conservative, but certainly could be considered libertarians

Drew Carey- no, he is a straight up conservative
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« Reply #74 on: October 14, 2006, 03:05:35 pm »
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I know noone's thrown out the name, but since he's had one of the best Libertarian campaigns in the election cycle and has a pretty decent background, what about Bill Peirce?
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