Posted by Brad @ 2:23 pm on February 24th 2007

Michael Badnarik Endorses Ron Paul

Really fantastic news. Those that don’t follow the LP will probably be nonplussed, but this is about as big a telegraph that the LP might officially get behind Paul as you can get.

“My short term goal for the next two years is to make sure that Ron Paul is elected president in 2008,” Badnarik said Friday night at the New Hampshire Liberty Forum, a pro-liberty conference hosted by the Free State Project.


In his Friday night keynote address, Badnarik […] urged over 200 attendees to support Ron Paul for president by making campaign contributions and activating grassroots support. “You cannot do it yourself,” he said. “You have to have wide, wide grassroots support.”

Badnarik also urged the Libertarian Party to nominate Ron Paul as well. “I hope the Libertarian Party is smart enough to say, ‘Oh ho, somebody we can trust!’ and nominate Ron Paul as our nominee,” he said. “We should set the Republican, Democrat, Libertarian labels aside, and vote for Ron Paul the person.”

Ron Paul is expected to officially announce at the Liberty Forum in Concord, N.H. this weekend.


  1. To whom is he likely to do the most damage, if he can raise enough money to stay in the race? McCain and Giuliani are both pretty obvious targets; McCain for campaign finance reform, Giuliani at least for the gun stuff.

    Comment by Adam — 2/24/2007 @ 2:39 pm

  2. Frankly, I think Paul’s damage won’t be localized in any candidate-specific way. Rudy on guns and McCain on campaign finance are just two very small spots from a very large scatter of targets. The better question would be on what points and from what candidates WOULDN’T he have the capacity to do damage to and frankly, that’s not much. I also don’t think he’ll garner enough votes to really be a strong spoiler factor, but we’ll see, and here’s hoping.

    Hey, anybody who is thinking about joining the Free State project, now would be a great time to move to New Hampshire and register Republican.

    Comment by Paint CHiPs — 2/24/2007 @ 5:11 pm

  3. Or heading to the local mental hospital and register as insane.

    Comment by Adam — 2/24/2007 @ 5:29 pm

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