Monday, October 13, 2008

You can't stop him, you can only hope to contain him (in Louisiana and Montana)

Ron Paul, our congressman, will be on the presidential ballot in Louisiana (and Montana, too, but that's old news.)

He'll be atop the Louisiana Taxpayers Party ticket, with Barry's Goldwater's son, a former congressman, as VP candidate.

Don't know what, if anything, our Favorite Son had to do with this, but evidently it's quite easy to run for president in our neighboring state, which does a lot of things differently than anywhere else, which of course makes them so "colorful."

Reports The Town Talk:

Louisiana is one of few states where no signatures are required to access the ballot.

All that is required for a candidate to appear on the ballot is nine notarized elector forms -- one from each Congressional District and two at-large -- and a $500 filing fee.

Montana, where the Constitution Party broke with the national party's nomination of Chuck Baldwin and placed Paul on the ballot, is the only other state where voters will be able to choose Paul for president.

Paul came in fourth in the Republican Primary with 29 delegates.

John McCain, of course, won the right to pay for the ineptitude of the the current White House occupant while second-place finisher Mike Huckabee parlayed his performance to snag his own show on the Fox News Channel (where one of his first guests was -- surprise! -- Chuck Norris.) Third-place finisher Mitt Romney leveraged his presidential run to land a lucrative deal endorsing Viagra-laced hair gel (kidding.)

So, hell, if you live in Louisiana or Montana and are gonna vote and want to "send a message" to Wall St., the mainstream media, the Tri-Lateral Commission and the politics-as-usual crowd up on Capitol Hill, go ahead and vote for our congressman.

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