2012 Libertarian Presidential Candidates: Where Are They Now?

While it is widely known that 2012 Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson is again seeking his party’s presidential nomination, the activities of the unsuccessful 2012 Libertarian Party presidential candidates are not so obvious.  I decided to research the matter and provide an update on the former candidates.  I found that out of the nine principal 2012 challengers to Johnson, one is deceased, two have expressed support for Republican front-runner Donald Trump, and three more are again running for President. Continue reading

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Depravity Abound as the Artist Dreams

Red brick buildings lined a narrow road the signs identified as Bow Street.  I walked toward the intersection with Market as a midsummer breeze carried the scent of chowder.  Night was falling on the old New England town as I tried to collect my bearings. Looking to my left I spotted a hole-in-the-wall with a neon sign that read “Fat Belly’s Bar & Grill.”  I had arrived at my destination.

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Current U.S. Senate Candidate Once Connected Senator’s Stroke to Gay Sex

Andy Martin is one of four candidates in the September 9 primary to decide the Republican Party’s nominee to face New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen in November.  Others in the race include former State Senator Jim Rubens and former U.S. Senators Scott Brown and Robert C. Smith.  Martin, 69, is a vexatious litigant in multiple jurisdictions (he threatened to sue Wikinews for my 2011 interview with him) and perennial candidate for public office who makes up for his lack of political success with his (often hilarious) attacks on political opponents.  For example, in his current race, Martin attacks Brown’s family as “abusive.”  He accuses Brown of “lying about his military record,” and identifies Brown as  “the most corrupt statewide candidate in New Hampshire history.”   As for his other opponents, Martin calls Rubens a “Mitt Romney-style Wall Street stock speculator” with “crackpot ideas,” and he labels Smith a “gay-basher.”  Though seemingly innocuous, that last statement is highly ironic given Martin’s attacks on a U.S. Senator just two years ago. Continue reading