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Re:FSP member chosen as the Libertarian Presidential Nominee
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2004, 12:34:47 pm »

By the way, the press release is here:
http://freestateproject.org/news/releases/Badnarik.jsp
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Re:FSP member chosen as the Libertarian Presidential Nominee
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2004, 01:36:36 pm »

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There is real dissatisfaction on the part of certain large wings of the two parties

2nd term elections are always about the job approval of the sitting president. Democrats will be united behind Kerry.

The problem the LP party and their candidate is going to run into is that Nader, with higher name recognition, is going to be targeting those same disaffected Republicans.

If the LP were smart they would approach Nader and say make Michael his VP candidate and Nader can have their ballot line along with the Reform Party.

LP ranks would then swell far beyond anything he will be able to do on his own.
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Re:FSP member chosen as the Libertarian Presidential Nominee
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2004, 05:26:15 pm »

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LP were smart they would approach Nader

This would require Nader to be even SOMEWHAT Libertarian.  He's not.

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Re:FSP member chosen as the Libertarian Presidential Nominee
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2004, 07:12:24 pm »

Hey, everybody, sorry to be so late in reporting, but have been buried at work and needed to catch up.
I too worked our booth at the LP Convention along with Jason Sorens, Amanda Phillips, Alan Weiss and several other FSP members, some of whom were delegates.  I was very impressed with our leadership. They are good organizers,managers, and have good social and political skills as well.  It is important that we have sound leadership and we do.  Lets put that leadership to task and each of us bring in 3 new members before the end of the year and get our rear ends up to NH.  Live Free or Dream On
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Re:FSP member chosen as the Libertarian Presidential Nominee
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2004, 02:43:01 pm »

As seen at http://www.projo.com/ap/ne/1086367283.htm

06.04.2004 12:41 P.M.
Libertarian Presidential nominee is member of Free State Project
BY KATE McCANN
Associated Press Writer

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Libertarian Presidential nominee Michael Badnarik, a Texas computer programmer, may soon became a New Hampshire Porcupine.

The 49-year-old Austin resident is a member of the Free State Project, a libertarian-movement seeking to bring 20,000 like-minded people to New Hampshire to lobby against big government and for individual freedoms.

The porcupine, the project's logo, was selected to show the public that project members can be friendly and cuddly, but prickly when stepped on, project organizers said.

Member count is at around 5,800 people.

Badnarik secured the nomination at the Libertarian Convention in Atlanta on Sunday, surprising party followers by beating out Hollywood Producer Aaron Russo and Cleveland radio personality Gary Nolan.

Badnarik has been a member of the project for three years, since shortly after the project was conceived in the form of an essay written by a Yale graduate student.

"I heard about it and throughout it was a good philosophical concept - an alternative of trying to spread the Libertarian votes over a wide range" Badnarik said from his campaign headquarters in Austin. "I like the idea of trying to concentrate votes."

Badnarik still has plans to move to New Hampshire after the 20,000 membership mark is reached. But his immediate priorities are finding additional members for the Libertarian Party and breaking the cycle of the "wasted vote."

"We want people to know we are a viable party in favor of individual rights, personal responsibility," he said. "And the best way to effect change of government is to send a message to Washington - we are not happy with the status quo."

A Massachusetts-based spokeswoman for the project attended the convention as a delegate and was impressed with Badnarik, who she has met at earlier Free State functions in New Hampshire.

Amanda Phillips described him as an anti-war constitutionalist who was very much in favor of limited government

But she doubts his candidacy will change the course of the project.

"What we're really focused on is quality of life on the state level," Phillips said. "Later on, after we can improve things at the state level, then we might approach the national level."

Badnarik acknowledged that the project can't endorse any one candidate, since they don't consider themselves a political organization. But he hopes his affiliation with it will boost his campaign in New Hampshire, which is considered a swing state in the general election.

"The publicity that the Free State Project has already gathered may lend a little synergy to my campaign in New Hampshire," he said.

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Re:FSP member chosen as the Libertarian Presidential Nominee
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2004, 04:51:20 pm »

http://news.google.com/news?q=%22Free+State+Project%22&scoring=d&num=20

Alright--we're in the news again! You go Badnarik!
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Re:FSP member chosen as the Libertarian Presidential Nominee
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2004, 04:54:32 pm »

The Fort Worth Telegram article (here) has a link to the Free State Project at the end of the story.  But the link isn't clickable (I assume it's a technical mistake, because the link to the Libertarian Party is).
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Re:FSP member chosen as the Libertarian Presidential Nominee
« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2004, 08:22:36 pm »

http://news.google.com/news?q=%22Free+State+Project%22&scoring=d&num=20

Alright--we're in the news again! You go Badnarik!

I'm probably the last person in the world to find this out, but, when you click to the link above, you can go to the bottom of the page and click on another link to be notified , by Google, of any new FSP articles.
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Re:FSP member chosen as the Libertarian Presidential Nominee
« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2004, 01:47:14 am »

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He's the only candidate that displays an FSP logo on his campaign web site -- placed prominently at the top.

Badnarik's nomination is a big win for the FSP.
Sadly, with the latest rebuild of the Badnarik homepage, the FSP logo isn't there... there is no link to the FSP website, at all in fact.

I think someone needs to politely inquire why...  If the concern is that tying Michael to the FSP would cost votes, it's already been in the press that way.  At the very least, a link similar to the LP and Quiz links would be nice... but the logo was truly a nice touch... and helped the FSP cause, everytime someone new discovered Badnarik's site.  We can't endorse Michael, but he doesn't have to hide his participation in the FSP, does he?  Somehow the FSP made the first cut (the Liberty Dollar didn't) but the latest revision, we got cut too.  What happened?
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Re:FSP member chosen as the Libertarian Presidential Nominee
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2004, 03:19:57 am »

What happened, indeed, and who's responsible?
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Re:FSP member chosen as the Libertarian Presidential Nominee
« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2004, 01:48:44 pm »

Is or Has someone in FSP officialdom contacted the Badnarik Website people about the link to the FSP?
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Re:FSP member chosen as the Libertarian Presidential Nominee
« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2004, 12:03:11 am »

No way I would vote a ticket with Nader "the watermellon" on it.
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Re:FSP member chosen as the Libertarian Presidential Nominee
« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2004, 09:19:06 am »

The Badnarik campaign is being run by the "Troika".

If you do a google search for libertarian troika, you can find the article that was on the LP website a while ago.

When they take over a campaign, the candidate agrees up front that they call all the shots.

So, it was probably their decision to take the FSP logo of the website.
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