This is the official Myspace page for Doug Stanhope's run for the Libertarian Party nomination for president in 2008.
My Fellow Individuals Who Live in America,
After announcing my candidacy for the Libertarian Party nomination for president in 2008, I have consulted with a wide assortment of political eggheads and know-it-alls about the fundamentals and specifics on running a campaign.
The consensus was that I am an idiot for announcing it this early. That's okay, I've been an idiot more than once in this life.
They say that it would have been far more prudent to allude to it - to say that I'm "putting together an exploratory team to look into the possibilty of a presidential run" or some such nonsense, to stimulate interest while we avoid being subject to the labyrinth of Federal Election Commision law.
So I think you'll have no issue in understanding my intention when I tell you that - officialy - I am "reconsidering my presidential run while my exploratory team looks into the viability of such an endeavor."
Didn't think so.
I have a pretty good feeling that my "team" will find it very feasible to wind up and kick the system in the front-hole in 2008.
Regardless of the creative wording, any presidential run I would be "considering' would be focused on issues of self-government, individual rights, government waste as well as...
Immediate withdrawel of troops from Iraq.
Ending the War on Drugs.
Pardoning all non-violent drug offenders.
Castrating the IRS and the FCC.
Lowering the drinking age to 18.
I've re-printed a Q&A I did for the Libertarian blog HammerOfTruth.com in my blog that will give you more detail on the campaign I would run. You should also read up as much as possible about the Libertarian Party.
The Libertarian Party is basically a party for people who don't want a party. People who believe in self-determination, personal responsibilty and individual freedom without government interference.
For more on the Libertarian Party, you need to check out www.LP.org and be sure to read the platform - http://www.lp.org/issues/platform_all.shtml.
Then become a member - http://www.lp.org/action/join.shtml.
Remember, we are just planting the seeds of this campaign. We are planning a move to Austin, TX in early 2007 where we will have better resources (eggheads and know-it-alls) to put this show into high gear.
I can think of nothing more tedious and uninteresting as politics. Unfortunately, the political arena is responsible for taking all the fun out of our lives. I feel like I'm wading into deep sewage to find my lost baseball. But we're certainly going to stir up some shit while we're down there.
I am not taking contributions. You can contribute to the LP at their site and you can show your support for a Stanhope campaign by grabbing the Stanhope in '08 - Drunk with Power T-shirt at www.dougstanhope.com/merch.
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Let's make this country fun again.