Because of my work on previous presidential campaigns, it’s a rare day that some person or group doesn’t call or e-mail me with regard to forming some coalition-type presidential campaign for 2008. I was involved in three such concepts (totally different groups) yesterday, and two already today. Some of these activities are top secret, others quasi secret, and some are out in the open.
Vox Day (who supported Badnarik in 2004) has now provided his take on how third parties and independent movements could work together to produce a super candidate to defeat the Republican and Democratic machines:
There are certainly ideological differences between ”third” parties such as the Libertarian Party, the Constitution Party and the current American Party, but these pale in comparison with each parties differences with the bi-factional ruling party of Democratic-Republicans. It is time to set differences aside and form an American Alliance that subscribes to the following three arch-principles:
1. The sovereign rights of the individual Man.
2. Constitutional literalism and originalism.
3. Absolute national sovereignty.
Could not even a conscientious Green sign on to that? Everything else is secondary, because without those three principles, all else can be modified at the momentary whim of those who hold the levers of power. Yes, the birth of a competitive new party will take time; yes, it would mean a Rodham presidency in 2008 (although since the Lizard Queen’s victory is already in the cards, that’s a feeble objection), but the reality is this:
You are either with the concept of American liberty or against it. The Democratic-Republicans have proven themselves to be firmly against it. Either an American Alliance will restore America to herself, or her people will be swallowed up by the bureaucratic Brussels on the Potomac that is now aborning.
If such a concept is to work, some of the groups involved are going to have to get in contact with each other. This means some of the veil of secrecy will have to be lifted, for good or bad. My suggestion is to hold a locked door national conference (no media except for a press conference or two) of third-party/independents (and even some primary party folks) if such an alliance is to be created. If your organization, potential or former candidate, ad hoc alliance, or other group would be interested in such a meeting, I’d be happy to help organize the contact list — or even facilitate such a meeting. Just pop me an e-mail if interested in such a concept.
BTW, if anyone is curious about the liberty-oriented presidential dream team I’m thinking could actually win in 2008, think about this potential ticket: Russ Feingold/Ron Paul 2008.