Steve G.

Boston Tea Party to hold presidential debate online

In Libertarian on June 12, 2008 at 5:01 pm

For Immediate Release
June 12, 2008

Boston Tea Party to hold presidential debate on Internet radio

Candidates for the Boston Tea Party’s 2008 presidential and vice-presidential nominations will debate on “Internet radio” this Saturday, June 14. Douglass Gaking of the IndyTruth Show will host the debate, which is scheduled for live broadcast from 7-9pm Eastern on RPI Radio at

Three candidates are also competing for the Boston Tea Party’s vice presidential nomination. Tom Knapp is the founder of the party and currently running for U.S. Congress in Missouri’s 2nd district as a Libertarian. Todd Andrew Barnett is the Vice Chairman of the party’s national committee and a member of the Free State Project. Chris Bennett is formerly a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s executive director and vice presidential nomination.

Two candidates will compete for the Boston Tea Party’s presidential nomination in an online convention on Sunday, June 15. They are Charles Jay, who is already the nominee of the Utah-based Personal Choice Party, and Robert Milnes, who previously sought the nomination of the Libertarian Party.

The Boston Tea Party was started in 2006 as an alternative to the Libertarian Party. It’s unique platform consists of only one sentence: “The Boston Tea Party supports reducing the size, scope and power of government at all levels and on all issues, and opposes increasing the size, scope and power of government at any level, for any purpose.”

All business of the Boston Tea Party is conducted online. The only requirement for membership is endorsing the party’s platform by registering at the web site




  1. If I get the BTP nomination & sufficient campaign support, I plan to go to Oklahoma. Hopefully I can pursuade the Indians to support my campaign nationally & particularly get OK ballot access. Then I could go to Chicago with 4 assets to request the Green party nomination. 1. Libertarian support. 2. Indian support. 3. OK ballot access. 4. A possible winning strategy with the progressive plurality.

  2. This is first I have ever heard of the Boston Tea Party, but if you truly do stand by your one sentence platform then I would have no trouble supporting a Boston Tea Party candidate.

    Keep fighting the good fight


  3. The BTP debates will continue to rebroadcast on throughout the weekend. The two hour rebroadcast appears to be starting around 12:30 ET, 2:30 ET, etc.

    Voting for the convention will begin at 9PM ET at and last for 24 hours.

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