Steve G.

“None of the Above” gets five votes in Indiana straw poll

In Barry Hess, Christine Smith, Daniel Imperato, George Phillies, Libertarian, Libertarian Convention, Libertarian Party-US, Libertarian Politics, Mike Jingozian, Politics, Presidential Candidates, Steve Kubby on April 28, 2008 at 12:07 am

While George Phillies and Bob Barr tied for first place in the Indiana State LP Convention straw poll, five people still voted for “none of the above”.  The NOTA vote is especially interesting, given that the convention is less than a month away.

All told, 48 people voted up to three times each.  Phillies and Barr each got 22 votes, Gravel got 20, Ruwart 19, Jingozian 16, and Root 16.

Imperato, Hess, Smith, and Kubby got single digit totals, but still polled lower than “None of the Above”.  Others – Link, Finan, Burns, Hollist, Milnes – received no votes.  At this point, many if not all of those candidates should drop out of the race and endorse one of the frontrunners, since it seems quite clear that they have no chance of becoming the LP nominee.

I cannot help but wonder if the NOTA votes are holding out for Ron Paul to run on a third party ticket (which seems extremely unlikely at best) or if they simply don’t like any of the candidates who have declared.

  1. I’m guessing its that they don’t like any of the candidates. Every time I’ve started to support one, they do something stupid…haha. From Phillies to Ruwart, over time, they have all done something to just make me scratch my head.

    As much shit as Badnarik has received in the years since getting the LP nomination, he was still a good LP candidate. In fact, his image was damaged during his 2006 Congressional run due to the people he chose to help run his campaign. But in 2004, I was proud to vote for him. Almost makes me wish he had done nothing in 2006 and given the president thing another shot this year. I would have supported him fully.

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