Draft Buchanan 2008 began this month, according the Magic City Morning Star, at an Immigration Rally in New Jersey. The group aims to draft Pat Buchanan, the two time (1992 and 1996) Republican presidential hopeful and 2000 Reform Party presidential candidate and political commentator, as the 2008 Republican presidential candidate.
Paul Streitz, Chairman of Draft Buchanan, aimed attacks at three of the leading contenders for the nomination. On John McCain he said, "Half the party will walk out if McCain is nominated. Anybody proposing amnesty is dead in the water for the Republican nomination in 2008."
Stritz said "I don't think many Republicans are going to vote for a mayor who sued the federal government to keep NY City police from cooperating with immigration officials," referring to Rudy Giuliani.
Finally Streitz took aim at Newt Gingrich, "Newt talks about tough border security but then goes on about the road to citizenship. What this means is amnesty. He wants to keep his corporate backers and yet appeal to the Republican base. It won't work."