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The current LPNC, Bill Redpath, is stepping down. He is generally regarded as a pragmatist. I thought our readers might be interested in hearing about the hotly contested race to replace him, so I ask someone with his finger on the pulse of the LP to give me a breakdown on the various candidates. Many thanks to Paulie Cannoli for what follows and to Trent Hill for hooking me up with him. ~ Red Phillips
Wayne Root – rootforamerica.com – moderate/conservative libertarian, calls himself a “Reagan Libertarian” – VP candidate in 2008 with Barr. 3rd runner up behind Barr, Ruwart for presidential nomination. Frequent fox news and right wing talk radio guest. Has called himself the male Sarah Palin.
George Phillies – newpathforthelp.org -perennial gadfly, ideologically moderate but allied with radical libertarians in party governance issues against the moderate establishment. Not a fan of Ron Paul. Has run for chair and/or president every two years since at least 2000, always losing badly.
Mark Hinkle – mark4chair.com – long time Libertarian (since early 70s), pragmatic radical, has support of many past chairs and what remains of Harry Browne’s faction that led the party in the 90s through 2002. The only chair candidate with past national committee service.
John Jay Myers- Ron Paul style Libertarian from Texas, not an anarchist or Reaganite, emphasizes local electoral politics, new to national level LP; currently county chair in Dallas and candidate for Congress in TX 32. johnjaymyers.com
Ernie Hancock – Radical anarchist. Claims credit for Ron Paul r3volution logo (Western Libertarian Alliance disputes this). Hands out tons of Alex Jones videos. Praises militias. Publicly opposes voting. Has denounced LP in the past. Has run for chair before and lost more than once. Critics say he would disband the LPHQ. ernesthancock.org