He has repeatedly made it clear that he has absolutely no interested in running as the Libertarian Party candidate again (nor any other alternative party.) IfMessage 1 of 2 , May 14, 2007View SourceHe has repeatedly made it clear that he has absolutely no interested in running as the Libertarian Party candidate again (nor any other alternative party.) If he loses the Republican nomination his presidential campaign will be over and he will return (hopefully)to congress.That is why I think it is imperative that RLC endorse him for president. It is my understanding that Texas has already endorsed him and that New York and Florida probably will soon. What about the other thirteen chartered state chapters?----- Original Message ----
From: Guy McLendon <guy@...>
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Sent: Monday, May 14, 2007 10:12:54 AM
Subject: [RLC-Action] Re: Ron Paul News Today
1. Assuming Ron Paul is still a viable contender when the LP National Convention is held: I’m prepared to give away lots of Ron Paul 2008 stickers during our Denver convention. Further, I will ask the delegates to vote for NOTA [none of the above] and instead pass a resolution to support Ron’s campaign [suspension of the rules required].
2. It may turn out that few Goldwater Republicans remain in the GOP, and that “sub 1%” may truly be indicative the support Ron will receive among the flock of mainstream Republicans. I hope that does not turn out to be the case. If it is, I would think RLC leadership should take this fact into account as you make decisions about the future of your organization. Certainly, Dr. Paul’s campaign will enjoy broad support within the LP … regardless of any differences in party affiliation.
3. If by the time of LP’s 2008 Denver Convention, Ron is not a contender; then, the following should be noted. If he were to seek & obtain the LP nomination at that point, then it’s highly likely he could fulfill the promise of the ancient Ed Clark campaign, and get over 5%. This success would allow the 2012 LP candidate to enjoy “major party” status, and the option to receive federal campaign funds [recall that voluntary checkbox on your IRS 1040 form?].
While primary RLC co-founder Roger McBride is no longer alive … with the opportunity to lead the LP’s 1984 Pragmatist faction back home … the notes above should nonetheless give current RLC leadership something to think about. Mr. McBride was once considered to be a hero within the LP. Despite the ill will generated by the feud between Murray Rothbard & Ed Crane in the late 1980s, I’m convinced the time is ripe for a reunion.
Texas Rep to the 2008 LP Platform Committee
Chair Harris County
Houston, Texas … former home of the LP Nat’l HQ
Bcc: George Squyres, Carl Wetzel, Pat Dixon
Sun May 13, 2007 9:54 pm (PST)
I've got some good news, and I've got some bad news.
The good news first:
As of Sunday, May 13, 2007, there were 90,680 votes on the MSNBC poll
available at URL http://www.msnbc. msn.com/id/ 18421356/ and the rankings were
However, against this is the Gallup Poll which shows Paul getting sub 1%
rankings from actual Republicans polled (the asterisk for Paul in some
places shows where he got less than one half of one percent):
http://www.usatoday .com/news/ polls/tables/ live/2007- 05-07-poll. htm