EXCLUSIVE FOR NOW PUBLIC: One On One with the Libertarian Party
by Roberto Alvarez-Galloso
| November 20, 2008 at 05:05 am
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After the dust has settled in the Elections of 2008, the Libertarian Party is presenting itself as an alternative to a Republican Party that is discredited. The Libertarian Party is also presenting itself as an alternative to the Democratic Party that promised change with the same people in previous governments. I have the honor of talking with Mr. Andrew Davis who is the spokesperson for the Libertarian Party. It is an honour and a pleasure to be talking one on one with a member of the Libertarian Party which has been marginalized unfairly in the previous elections. While the Libertarian Party did not win the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />US Elections for President secondary to election tactics used by the Governing Elite, they were able to retain ballot access in eight states including North Carolina. The Libertarian Party also had two candidates that reached the one million vote mark. It is now that we begin the conversation with Andrew Davis and the Libertarian Party. 1. While it is not a surprise that McCain is now allied with Obama, why are people who have voted for McCain and Obama surprised at this alliance? I attribute it mainly to the fact that McCain/Obama voters got so caught up in the election rhetoric of their respective parties, they didn't grasp the true nature of the candidates themselves. Senators Obama and McCain are more alike than they are different, and it's no surprise they'd work together on the same issues after the election as they did while in the Senate. 2. The Libertarian Party replaced the Republican Party as Free Market Advocates. What can the Libertarian Party do to get that message across to the people of America and the world? I am taking into account the dominance of the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branch of the Government by One Party [or One Party masquerading as two parties] as well as the dominance of the Mainstream Media by vested interests from both parties. Elections are always great for getting out the word about the Libertarian Party. By running for office, and getting their voice into the public policy debate, our candidates are able to effectively reach out to the general public. As long as we keep the party going and viable, we'll reach more and more voters. 3. The Elections of 2008 were the most polarizing in the nation. What could the Libertarians have done to promote themselves as an alternative to the ruling parties taking into account an uneven playing field in American Politics? The Barr campaign did that effectively by running the most visible campaign in the history of the LP. 4. Where there any incidence of Libertarians being discriminated against by the Poll Workers when they went to cast their ballot? I ask this question since I was almost denied the right to vote based on an "expired" voters card but my drivers license was accepted. Not to my knowledge, but it wouldn't be out of the question. 5. Ron Paul was interviewed one night by CNN concerning the bailouts. 5A. Is there a future for Ron Paul in the Libertarian Party? That's up to Ron Paul. 5B. Why did Ron Paul not want to unite with other Libertarians in such a crucial election? He is a Republican, and he was running as a Republican. 6. Why have the bailouts been a domino effect in America? It appears that since the first bailout everyone wants to be bailed out. And why shouldn't they? The government is handing out billions of taxpayer dollars to any corporation that comes with their hands held out. Come one, come all. 7. How can we the People say that Enough Is Enough? By voting out the people who voted for the bailouts. It's the only way. 8. During the Elections of 2008, I wanted to interview Bob Barr and sent him an E Mail inviting him. I also sent one to Dr. Michael Munger [LP Candidate for Governor of North Carolina], Andy Horning [LP Candidate for Governor of Indiana], and SUPERDELL [LP Candidate for Governor of Utah]. Dr. Munger, Mr. Horning, and SUPERDELL accepted and were interviewed. Why was Bob Barr unable to be interviewed? It is of my opinion that it could have helped. Congressman Barr had lots of requests for interviews. Because of the fast-paced nature of the campaign, not all interviews could be had. 9. In future elections, how can we the alternative press make arrangements to interview candidates from the Libertarian Party for public office? Make the requests to the person handling press for the candidate. However, one must understand that requests are requests, and not a guarantee to an interview. 10. How does the Libertarian Party see the future of America and its party? Best answered here: Best answered here: http://www.lp.org/news/press-releases/libertarians-seek-to-build-on-foundati on-set-in-2008 http://www.lp.org/news/press-releases/libertarian-party-replaces-gop-as-party-of-free-market-advocates For Andrew Davis and the Libertarian Party, I would like to thank you for the interview on such a short notice. It is hoped that we could repeat this experience with the intention of presenting other alternatives in American Politics so that the people of America can make their choice in the future. My Best Wishes for you and the Libertarian Party.