Libertarian Party Convention 2012

Convention in Chaos: The Race for Libertarian Party Chairman Not Yet Resolved

Convention in Chaos: The Race for Libertarian Party Chairman Not Yet Resolved

The selection of Gary Johnson and Jim Gray as the Libertarian Party’s candidates for President and Vice-President dominated today’s C-SPAN coverage of the LP convention.  However, once the cameras went off, that’s when things finally got interesting! Current party Chairman Mark Hinkle was facing a strong challenge from Vice-Chairman Mark Rutherford.   After failing to get […]

Libertarians Nominate Judge Jim Gray for Vice-President

Libertarians Nominate Judge Jim Gray for Vice-President

Jim Gray It’s official, the Libertarian ticket for 2012 is Johnson/Gray! With nearly 60% of the vote on the first ballot, former Superior Court Judge and marijuana legalization activist Jim Gray has been selected by the Libertarian Party as Gary Johnson’s running mate.   Gray defeated former presidential candidate Lee Wrights, who won the support of […]

Johnson Wins Libertarian Presidential Nomination on First Ballot

Johnson Wins Libertarian Presidential Nomination on First Ballot

Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson has won the Libertarian Party’s nomination for President. “I am honored and I just want to pledge that no one will be disappointed. We’re going to grow the Libertarian Party.” said Johnson. The ex-governor won roughly 70% of the vote at the convention, easily fending off a challenge from […]

Leading Candidates Debate for Libertarian Nomination on Eve of Vote

Leading Candidates Debate for Libertarian Nomination on Eve of Vote

On Saturday afternoon, delegates at the Libertarian National Convention will choose candidates for President and Vice-President. As has become tradition, the leading candidates for the nomination met for a debate the evening before the vote. If you were looking for fireworks and personal insults, you tuned into the wrong show. Televised nationally on C-SPAN, the […]

Watch: Inside Gary Johnson's Campaign Suite

Watch: Inside Gary Johnson’s Campaign Suite

Bruce Majors posted this video on YouTube of a look inside the Gary Johnson for President campaign suite at the Red Rock Resort. Johnson and running mate Jim Gray are shown talking to delegates, with stacks of the former governor’s new book piled in the corner and a huge “Live Free” banner hanging on one […]

Watch: More Videos from Bruce Majors at the 2012 LP National Convention

Watch: More Videos from Bruce Majors at the 2012 LP National Convention

This is a quick scan of the exhibit hall taken on Thursday afternoon, featuring 1980 presidential nominee Ed Clark and 2012 hopeful Gary Johnson. In this video, Bruce shows viewers around his upgraded Presidential suite, which is absolutely amazing looking… A look around the grounds of the Red Rock Resort… Peter Thiel at Students for […]

Watch: Michael Cloud's Opening Remarks from the Libertarian Convention

Watch: Michael Cloud’s Opening Remarks from the Libertarian Convention

The following video is taken from Michael Cloud’s opening keynote address to the Libertarian National Convention delivered earlier this morning. The video was taken by blogger and convention attendee Bruce Majors. C-SPAN will be offering live coverage of the Presidential debate on Friday evening and the nominating process on Saturday afternoon. In the meantime, we’ll […]

Watch: The Exhibitor Hall at the 2012 LP Convention

Watch: The Exhibitor Hall at the 2012 LP Convention

Video blogger and convention delegate Bruce Majors tours the Libertarian Party’s convention hall and visits with some of the exhibitors…

Reason: Ruwart Says Johnson is Definitely a Libertarian

Reason: Ruwart Says Johnson is Definitely a Libertarian

Activist and author Mary Ruwart mounted a late challenge to Bob Barr’s nomination at the 2008 Libertarian National Convention. This time around she’s supporting her close friend and former campaign manager Lee Wrights in his extremely uphill race against former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson. Garrett Quinn, of Reason magazine, interviewed Ruwart today outside the […]

Poised for Historic Breakthrough, Libertarians Stymied Time and Again By a Different Kind of Spoiler

Poised for Historic Breakthrough, Libertarians Stymied Time and Again By a Different Kind of Spoiler

Despite the looming prospect that history will repeat itself and Americans Elect, the somewhat shadowy, hedge fund-financed entity with a yet-to-be-named candidate — a “mysterious millionaires’ machination,” as one left-wing skeptic recently put it — could potentially emerge as a viable alternative in the 2012 presidential election, Libertarian activists arriving in Las Vegas for the […]