Why is Andy Horning running against Mitch?

Knowing that I am friends with Andy Horning, some have asked why Andy Horning would run for Governor as a Libertarian when Mitch Daniels has been so successful? I don’t know, lol.

I’ll let him explain himself:

“In fact many of us say we want a Real Leader, that is, someone who’ll authoritatively rule our lives, liberties and property. If you are such a person, I suggest you vote for Mitch Daniels. He really is the best leader Indiana has had in quite a while. Without any perceptible ideology or partisan loyalty, and certainly without any constitutional restraints, he very effectively does

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My Thoughts on GOP Shenanigans

Ronald Reagan did not believe in third parties. He believed that a person should choose a party that most closely identifies with a person’s beliefs and values. For myself, that is the Republicans. But what happens when a party loses its way? The Republican sins of big government are too numerous to mention for the last eight years. The largest sin is hypocrisy. Because while they commit their sins, they admonish and preach.

Ths occurs in two ways:

1. Larry Craig, Mark Foley, and David Vitter. Enough said.

2. “We are the party of limited government.” Then they vote on every

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Another Libertarian Note

This note from Sean Shepard:

Hi there,
Sean Shepard has invited you to The Indianapolis Bob Barr For
President Meetup.

Sean Shepard says:
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Bob Barr officially announced that he will seek the Libertarian
nomination for President of United States.  Thought we’d go
ahead and get an Indy MeetUp set-up for interested parties.

Initial MeetUp(s) will be 30 minutes before the regular monthly
libertarian meetup (which is always the best fun I have each
month).
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To find out more and join, click here:
http://bobbarr.meetup.com/11/t/if_1597524/?gj=ej4

Somewhere, The Great Porn Dragon is Crying

People of the second district, we need to talk.

Maybe you don’t get Abdul in the Morning. Maybe your internet service provider doesn’t allow you to check HoosierAccess.com. Or it could be that your television does not get Countdown with Keith Olberman. Most likely it’s that you can’t read the South Bend Tribune.

With all that, I still would have hoped your friends or family would have given you the memo on Tony Zirkle. Mr. Zirkle is the slayer of the Great Porn Dragon. The man who went to Hitler’s birthday party thrown by Illinois Nazis. And the man who

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Still No Lake County

Still No Lake County. They closed 45 minutes ago. This could mean a major shft in Presidential, but Obama is still down 20,000ish… I doubt Lake can shift 25,000 votes for Obama though…

I’d say Hillary, Jill Long-Thompson, and Andre Carson are your winners.

Looks like turn-out in Marion County will be in the mid-thirties… I think it was 11 or 12 in the Special Election. (We can’t use ANY Marion County data from last year’s primary.)

Looking at the Numbers

Go to those two sites, and notice a few things: The disparity between Marion County Voters, and those of the rest of the State.

Look at the Guv’s race in terms of how many voted for the Democrats, and how many voted for Mitch. Uh-Oh. Same for McCain.

How is Huckabee beating Ron Paul? And who voted for Romney?

In the 7th at this moment, David O is suprisingly close to Woody Meyers, but both are behind Andre, and Center is still out there. Carson is probably the winner there. What if… David or Woody had dropped out?

Does Indiana Matter?

A quick thought… Indiana and North Carolina vote today. If the pundits predict correctly, HRC will win here, and Barack will win N.C. If this happens, then the race goes on until the convention. I guess we don’t matter as much as we thought.

It’s still been exciting to watch the spectacle. Although I am looking towards a nap tomorrow! 🙂

Newt, Burton, Term Limits…

Ten Years ago today….

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/clinton/stories/burton050798.htm

There’s an article from the Washington Post from May 7, 1998, referring to events from May 6, 1998. Newt Gingrich calls Dan Burton an embarrassment:

”This contrast was evident during the GOP’s closed conference meeting yesterday, when Gingrich apologized to his colleagues for how staffers distributed the tapes on Friday. When Burton shot back that he was not embarrassed, according to members who attended the meeting, Gingrich responded, ‘Then I’m embarrassed for you, I’m embarrassed for myself, and I’m embarrassed for the conference at the circus that went on at your committee.’”

Hopefully the voters of the

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The Problem with the NYT Story

Two Problems with this NYT story:

1. Broad Ripple in the middle of a weekday isn’t really a great representation of Indiana. The Broad Ripple White Liberals are a rare breed in this state. Most people are normal. So I really don’t think this story should be taken seriously.

2. Second, the White Liberal arrogance is showing through in this story. They make a point that most unsophisticated country bumpkins are looking for a reason not to vote for a black guy. Country-folk and Rednecks are not racists. In fact, I have met more racists in metropolitan areas then in

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Operation Chaos

Mike Kole, former Libertarian candidate for S.O.S., has a good blog on Operation Chaos.

Read it here: http://www.kolehardfacts.blogspot.com/

Here is a taste:

“OK, so it’s no dilemma for those who refrain from participating in Primary Elections on the basis of these elections essentially being the private business of the political parties, and not a genuine public function. The basis for this position in some areas?

All Indiana primaries are closed primaries. This means you have to choose either a Democratic or Republican ballot. For instance, there is no Libertarian ballot. There is no independent or non-partisan ballot. The “offices” being voted on

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