NOTE: This article is part of a series on the Colorado GOP process from the caucuses onward.
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO — I recently participated in my first caucus. I thought, “What the hell? I’d like to see David Kelly, candidate for El Paso County Treasurer in Colorado, get the nomination.” The only way to get that to happen is for him to get enough delegates. So I went on down to my local caucus thinking I’ll put my name in, speak my piece, and at a minimum I can make people aware of a County Treasurer sure to expose where every single tax dollar goes.
To this, I have to say mission accomplished. People were favorable to the idea of a completely audited funds dispersal process, and though I did not get a delegation seat, I got information on an often unimportant seat as well as the opportunity to get these members to think.
When I walked in I knew I had little hope of winning. see more…
Not a bad growth rate for a minor party. Who are the people joining the Libertarian Party?
Happy Thanksgiving, Libertarians!
Here’s something to be thankful for: we’ve broken 26,000 registered Libertarians in Colorado! That’s an increase of 24% since January 1st, an incredible accomplishment for an off-year for legislative and gubernatorial elections. And how exactly did we do on the propositions in this year’s election?
Modo vincis, modo vinceris :-/
Amendment 66 failed by 2 to 1, and that’s a very, very good thing. It’s kinda hard not to notice a billion-dollar juggernaut rumbling down towards you, so it’s hard to miss when it crumbles to dust just short of impact. $10 Million was spent by special interests out-of-state on this tax hike. That’s $33.00 per vote. This is money that could have been donated to the very schools they claim to be helping.
[Read the full press release here.]
If the Republican establishment is successful in their effort to banish grassroots from power then the Libertarian Party should experience a surge in membership.
I, for one, will leave the Republican Party after 50 years and become a member of the LP if Ryan Call, elitist Chairman of the Colorado State Republican Party, has his way and is not stopped.