Want to Vote for Ron Paul?


If you live in Montana, you probably will be able to.

On September 5, the ballot-qualified Constitution Party of Montana submitted its presidential elector candidates to the Secretary of State. The party informed the Secretary of State that its electors are pledged to Ron Paul for president and Michael Peroutka for vice-president. Ron Paul was aware that the party planned to do this, and has said that as long as he can remain passive and silent about the development, and as long as he need not sign any declaration of candidacy, that he does not object.

Oh, and if you live in Louisiana…

On September 4, a slate of presidential electors was filed at the Louisiana Secretary of State's office, in person. The electors are pledged to Ron Paul for president, and former Congressman Barry Goldwater, Jr., for vice-president. The partisan label for this slate is "Louisiana Taxpayers Party." The filing, and the $500 was accepted, but the Secretary of State did not commit to printing the slate on the ballot. However, there is no law that says presidential candidates at the November election must sign any declaration of candidacy.

That Potemkin party had offered the second place on the ballot to Lew Rockwell, who turned it down. Goldwater has accepted. While Paul eventually turned down the Independent Green Party's ballot access in Virginia, he hasn't rejected either of these states' ballot lines.

Also: That upcoming Paul press conference will feature both Bob Barr and Chuck Baldwin (who ended up snagging the Independent Green line). I haven't confirmed if Ralph Nader or Cynthia McKinney will be there, but neither has released a Wednesday schedule.

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  1. For what it’s worth, those quotes are in divs with margin, not blockquote elements. So it looks slightly different and throws off the semantic-ness of the markup.

  2. long live the revolution!

  3. HTML | September 8, 2008, 8:37pm | #
    For what it’s worth, those quotes are in divs with margin, not blockquote elements. So it looks slightly different and throws off the semantic-ness of the markup.

    Meh, the margin is sufficiently large but I agree, blockquotes would have been better. If nothing else from a future CSS revision standpoint.

  4. Paul announcement, “Bob Barr and Jeremiah Wright are one in the same”

  5. I’d still vote for Ron Paul. I mean c’mon! Look at the OTHER choices!

  6. Ron Paul is so yesterday. What we should really be talking about is capitalism getting its ass saved (again) by a big, really big, government intervention–the nationalization of Fanny May and Freddy Mac. Let’s hear it for the state!

  7. I suspect the Paultards haven’t spotted this post yet, but when they do I have a message for them.

  8. Of course, Lefiti knows that their post is correct modulo s/capitalism/socialism/.

  9. I hope we will all have a chance to vote for him on election day..

    htt p://www.evtv1.com/player.aspx?itemnum=12697

  10. look, Dan T or Edweirdo or Cesar or whatever you want to be called (Not “Seward”, as that’s Mr. Gunnels, obviously):

    We know that you’re a Spartans fan, but when you think “state”, and how you’re using it in this context – it’s incorrect. it’s not “state” as in your MSU. Rather it’s “State”, kinda like, well, that other thing.

    Now run along you scamp!

  11. Fight! Fight! Rah! Team, Fight!
    Victory for MSU!

  12. I would love to see Reason, Greens, Peaceniks, Naderites, Greenwaldians and Lew Rockwell/Ron Paulians all united on one issue.

    That issue where you would think we’d all have common ground would be for real presidential debates inclusive of 4 or five candidates instead of 2. A combined effort amongst all these groups to embarass teh two corrupt parties on this one issu might be strong enough to guarantee MSM attention. The reluctance of any one of these groups to participate in combining forces in this way would signal that that group is made up of disingenious jerks.

  13. Ron Paul will announce that the Campaign for Liberty is sponsoring a real all-candidates’ debate, to be televised, featuring every presidential candidate on enough state ballots to win: Baldwin, Barr, McKinney, and Nader (and of course McCain and Obama should be invited, too, though they’d decline.) A network, even if only C-Span, has agreed to run the debate. An all-star panel (say, Gary Johnson, Naomi Wolfe, and Walter Williams) will ask the questions. The moderator will, of course, be Dr. Paul himself.

    The announcement goes over strongly enough to replace “Sarah Palin,” or whatever next week’s Top Story is. The momentum builds, and continues to build, until, on debate day, 25 million Americans watch the debate. It’s so successful that the network arranges for a full set of three, which end up being watched by over 100 million American voters. Suddenly, for the first time since television became central to it, the election process is a level playing field.

    I would love to see that occur this fall. However, I know that all my love is not going to make it occur. Sometimes life is like that; what one wants to see happen, and thinks ought to happen, does not happen. One has to deal with that, while continuing to live and act.

  14. Not a chance for freedom is dead. Welcome to the NWO. Your identity implant is ready!

  15. I’m getting too old for this shit.

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