LP Convention Wrap-Up

Here is my wrap-up of the Libertarian National Convention. I also included links to other places that were covering the convention at the end of the post.

Libertarian National Convention live-blogging:
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Presidential Debate
Day 4

Convention Pictures:
Part 1
Part 2

Libertarian Party Presidential Debate (Part 1)
Libertarian Party Presidential Debate (Part 2)
Post-Debate Press Conference (Gravel only)
Post-Debate Press Conference
Bob Barr’s nomination speech
Christine Smith booed down
Bob Barr’s acceptance speech
Post-Nomination Press Conference

Other blogs following the convention:
Last Free Voice: Make sure you check out the posts by Steve Perkins, a fellow delegate from Georgia.
JacquelinePassey.com: Jacqueline linked to me several times over the weekend. She has a great round-up of blog coverage of the convention.
The Liberty Papers: Stephen Littau was all over the place this weekend, hunting down candidates and live-blogging the debate and votes.
Robert Stacy McCain: He was blogging both at his personal blog and the American Spectator.
Reason: Dave Weigel’s posts can be found here.


  1. StevePerkins says:

    Smith was a really low-tier candidate (voted off the island in the first round with less than 1%)… who really, REALLY wanted to be on TV.

    In the week before the convention, she pissed off a lot of people by going on a radio show and smearing Mary Ruwart (the main “anybody-but-Barr” candidate). Then at the convention, she flipped 180-degrees and blasted Barr on national TV. She doesn’t really have any friends left anywhere at this point.

  2. Jason Pye says:

    Steve’s description of Smith is dead on.

    When she gave her nominating speech, she got on stage and looked around the room for ten seconds before saying anything.

    That was the biggest stage she’ll ever be on.

  3. Rick Day says:

    Excellent work, JP. Thanks for doing this.

    Now, can we get you to do that ‘neck’ thing that Stone Phillips does? Its the closest thing we will get to MSM coverage on this convention.

    Bill: I thought about making a comment along the lines of I pray at breakfast you get a butt boil, but since I’m an atheist it would be a meaningless prayer anyway. But I decided not to.

    Do the Christian thing. Forgive us.

  4. StevePerkins says:

    No prayer breakfast??? What are you people, against GOD?

    You don’t know the half of it, Bill… I didn’t even see many American flag lapel pins!

  5. Chris says:

    I bought my American Flag tie at an LP convention. I’m not sure I’ve ever worn it. Too Gaudy.

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