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


Nathan Norman Announces Presidential Run

Blogger Nathan Norman

Blogger Nathan Norman announced earlier this week that he will seek the Libertarian Party (LP) presidential nomination in 2016.  If victorious, Norman says he will cede the nomination to former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

“I do not claim to be qualified to win the presidency,” said Norman, “but I intend to win the nomination as a stand-in” for Gingrich. Continue reading

Thomas L. Knapp: If Not NOTA, Who? If Not 2016, When?

Activist Thomas L. Knapp released the following for the NOTA 2016 movement on July 1. The movement seeks to nominate None of the Above for President of the United States at the 2016 Libertarian National Convention. The Saturnalian does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in this commentary.


When most political parties get together for a national convention, they nominate a candidate for president. The Libertarian Party isn’t most political parties.

First, it has its national convention every two years rather than every four (the 2014 event, held in Columbus, Ohio, just wrapped up).

Secondly, “None Of The Above” is always on the ballot for both internal offices and the party’s presidential nomination. Continue reading