Monday, April 30, 2007

Thank You Mr. Hill

I would like to extend my thanks to Mr. Trent Hill, Constitution Party of Louisiana Contact. When Ed Noonan did not call in the show tonight Mr. Hill, who was listening in, called in about 10 or 15 minutes into the show and a very good interview was conducted.

If you missed the show be sure to catch it in the archives at

Be sure to tune in next week when Presidential candidate Richard Michael Smith (R) will be on the show.

Majority Opposed to Giuliani

Last week's poll question was If Rudy Giuliani becomes the Republican candidate, will you support him?

Out of the 43 votes cast, 76.74% said they would not support him, 13.95% were undecided and just 9.3% said they would support the former NYC mayor.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Constitution Party Monday / May Events

Constitution Party Show:

Tune into the Conservative Show this Monday at 5:30 PM (EST) for a discussion about the Constitution Party and the 2008 election.

Ed Noonan will be on the air to take my questions and yours as well. Noonan is the chairman of the California American Independent Party which is an affiliate of the Constitution Party.

May Events:

Two Republican presidential candidates, Richard Michael Smith and Hugh Cort, will be on the show in May. Smith is scheduled for May 7 and Cort will be on May 14.

On May 21 the Conservative Show will host its first forum for Libertarian presidential candidates. Candidates that have confirmed that they will be present are: Daniel Imperato, Robert Milnes, George Phillies and Christine Smith; Steve Kubby and Kent McManigal have also been invited. More info on this event will be coming.

Show Contact Info:

Call-in Number: (718) 508-9747
AIM: webconservative

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Tancredo Calls for Border Wall

"It's important to understand, my friends, that people coming across our country into this country, some of them are coming for the same purpose as they people who went to Beslan. It's not all people who are just looking for the job that no other American wants ... but there are other people, very dangerous people, who come across that border unimpeded, and there is absolutely nothing to say that the same thing that happened in Beslan could not happen here," said Republican presidential candidate Rep. Tom Tancredo.

Here is Tancredo's solution: "I want not only a fence, I want a wall. I want troops on the border. I want to know who is coming into this country. I want to know for what purpose and for how long, and why is that so difficult for people to understand?"

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

McCain Makes Campaign Official

"We face formidable challenges, but I'm not afraid of them. I'm prepared for them," Sen. John McCain said today when he officially launched his second bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

McCain, 70, also addressed the issue of his age: "I'm not the youngest candidate. But I am the most experienced. I know how to fight and how to make peace. I know who I am and what I want to do."

"I'm not running for president to be somebody, but to do something; to do the hard but necessary things not the easy and needless things. I'm not running to leave our biggest problems to an unluckier generation of leaders, but to fix them now, and fix them well," said McCain.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

April Poll Problem, Hargis Wins

Some how all the votes cast in the April were deleted. I believe it was due to a wrong button being hit on the web poll central control panel.

Bob Hargis was leading with 42% of the 150 or so votes cast, followed by Alan Keyes with 31%, Mitt Romney with 9%, Cynthia McKinney 7%, Jim Burns and Michael Bloomburg had around 4% and Wesley Clark came in last place with 2%. All results have been rounded to the best of what I could remember but, I believe them to be accurate.

I am sorry for the problem and the May poll will be up next week. In the mean time a special replacement poll is up.

Poll: McCain Takes Lead, Thompson Takes On Romney

After coming in second place in recent Republican polls, Sen. John McCain came in first place with 22% in a poll held in South Carolina.

Rudy Giuliani came in second with 19% but, Mitt Romney lost his third place position to Fred Thompson who scored 11% with Romney close behind with 10%. South Carolina governor Mark Sanford, who has said he will not run, finished fourth with 8%.

First Radio Show

My first online radio show aired yesterday. It went pretty well except for a couple of problems. The dates were confused with next week's guest so he called in and I also was getting over cold but, other than that every thing went alright.

Be sure to tune in next Monday at 5:30 PM (EST) when Ed Noonan, Chairman of the California American Independent Party (the CA. affiliate of the Constitution Party) will be on the show.

100% Opposed to Public Funding of Abortion

Last week's poll question was Do you support public funding of abortions? Out of 31 votes cast, 100% responded no.

You may now vote in this week's poll and if you join our forum you can create your polls as well as discuss all the candidates and issues.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Tune In for Episode One

Log onto this Monday, April 23, at 5:30 PM (EST) and listen to the first episode of the Conservative Show, hosted by me, Ben Miller. The special guest will be independent presidential candidate Bob Hargis.

The call in number is 718-508-9747, the e-mail address is, and you may also send an AOL instant message to webconservative.

Corsi Being Drafted

Third Party Watch reports from the Constitution Party National Meeting In Boise, ID:

It was also reported that Gen. Charles Jones of the National Veterans Coalition has drafted Jerome Corsi, co-author of Unfit for Command, to seek the Party’s nomination as the Constitution Party’s Presidential candidate for 2008. And I have heard that Mr. Corsi has agreed to be nominated.

Friday, April 20, 2007

F. Thompson Faces Problems With RNC Leadership

Former Senator Fred Thompson, who is considering a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, is the candidate that some conservatives are wanting, but he will face some difficulty with the RNC leadership.

The National Ledger reports:

But to run successfully, the people’s candidate must now find a way to work with dejected party powers. It will be tricky…

The people want Thompson to clean up the liberal cesspool camped out at RNC headquarters, and then their country. They like Thompson because he seems aware of the fact that compromise is greatly over-rated. He understands that real truth is always true and that anything half right is also half wrong. They expect him to not compromise…

Meanwhile, pressure for Thompson to bargain for needed RNC support will be enormous. If he succumbs to that pressure, even a little bit, the conservatives who drafted him will discard him in disgust, just like any other useless RINO. If he doesn’t capitulate to RNC pressure, those in power might make it tough for him to win the RNC nomination.

Hargis to be in Code 3 Magazine

Indepedent Bob Hargis will be in the May issue of Code 3 Magazine. Marty Neideffer and J.D. Nelsonthe, editors of Code 3, made these comments about Hargis on the magazine's web site:

"You’ll also read about Bob Hargis. Bob is a director of Emergency Medical Services in southern Oklahoma, and he is so passionate in his beliefs about post 9/11 EMS issues and other matters facing the nation, that he is running for president."

"We hope young people entering this business take note of people like Bob. What he is doing might at first glance seem a little crazy or delusional, but it really isn’t. Bob is audacious, in a way not uncommon among first responders. He is a regular guy with an unwavering belief in himself, who thinks he has the capacity, and therefore the responsibility, to make a difference in the world."

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Paul Leading CP Poll

Republican Congressman and former Libertarian presidential candidate Ron Paul is ahead in a poll on the Constitution Party web site.

Out the 2,533 votes cast so far, Paul leads as the first choice candidate for President with 42%. Congressman Tom Tancredo is in second with 23% with Alan Keyes in third with 12%. Roy More is polling 8%, Congressman Duncan Hunter 5%, Constitution Party founder and three time presidential candidate Howard Phillips has 4%. 2004 CP Vice Presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin has 3%, Jim Gilchrist 2%, Montana State Rep. Rick Jore 1%, and Jerome Corsi, author of Unfit for Command, has 0%.

For second choice candidate Tancredo leads the field with 27% and Keyes is the top third choice candidate with 16%.

To view complete poll results go to:

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Radio Show Finalized ; Hargis, Adams Will Appear

The first episode of the radio program for the Conservative President 2008 blog has been finalized.

Show Info:

The web address has changed: it is now The e-mail address has also changed, the address is and you may also send an AOL instant message to webconservative. The call in number remains to be (718) 508-9747.

On the show will be independent presidential candidates Bob Hargis and Steve Adams. Be sure to tune in this coming Monday at 5:30 PM (EST).

For the latest info about the show check out the right hand column of this blog.

McCain Defends Right to Bear Arms

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain still supports the right the bear arms, despite this week's tragedy at Virginia Tech.

"We have to look at what happened here, but it doesn't change my views on the Second Amendment, except to make sure that these kinds of weapons don't fall into the hands of bad people," said McCain.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Reagan's 11th Commandment

Nine presidential candidates attended an Iowa Republican dinner this past Saturday.

When former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore took the stand he made this statement: "Rudy McRomney' is not a conservative and he knows he is not a conservative." This was after Rudy Giuliani's speech in which he made a note of Reagan's 11th commandment: "never speak ill of other Republicans."

This is where Ronald Reagan was wrong. If a candidate is wrong, he is wrong and it does not matter what party he belongs to. If you are Republican and you are pro choice I believe the other candidates and others in the party should not hesitate to attack your stand on this important issue.

You can here every candidate's speech at the dinner if you go to

Poll: Pull Out of Iraq

Last week's poll was: When It Comes to Iraq, Do you think the U.S....

Out of the 38 votes cast, 73.68% of respondents said we should pull out now, 13.16% said we should stay the course and another 13.16% were undecided.

You can now vote in this week's poll in the right hand column; you can also make your own polls as well as discuss candidates from all parties by joining our forum.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Adams and Hargis Continue Separate Campaigns

After speculation that Steve Adams and Bob Hargis were going to run on the same ticket, the two announced that they will continue their separate campaigns.

On the question and answer section of the Independents Together web site, founded by Adams and Hargis, it says that they have talked about running together but, "For now we have agreed to continue our individual campaigns."

Friday, April 13, 2007

LP/CP Fusion Ticket?

Mary Starrett ran on the Constitution Party ticket for governor of Oregon in 2006 and won nearly 3.6%; now there is a movement to draft her for President.

Glen Livingston, a Constitution Party member, is promoting Starratt for President and has contacted Constitution Party leaders in every state, "I think she's a good choice because she's attractive and articulate," he said.

"Mary Starrett is interesting to many libertarians," says Richard Burke, executive director of the Oregon Libertarian Party. "Strange things happen in politics," he went onto say.

What does Starrett, the current Constitution Party communications director, think of this? "Shoot me, just shoot me. It's like asking a woman who just had a baby to have quintuplets," she said.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Pilot Cancelled

Due to conflict, the pilot episode of the "Ben Miller Show" has been cancelled; however, the first episode has been scheduled for Monday April 23, 2007, at 5:30 P.M. (EST). For information on the show go to the right column of this blog.

Giuliani's Political Honeymoon Is Over

The Associated Press reports:

Note to Rudy Giuliani: Say goodbye to the honeymoon and hello to presidential politics. In recent weeks, the former New York City mayor has taken heat for his abortion rights stance, links to ex-police commissioner Bernard Kerik who is enmeshed in legal woes, business ties and personal life. Giuliani's ascent in national popularity polls has stalled. And the Republican front-runner came in second in first quarter fundraising among Republicans.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Cost of Life More Important Than Cost of Bread

When asked how much a loaf of bread and a gallon cost, Rudy Giuliani gave this answer: "A gallon of milk is probably about a $1.50, a loaf of bread about a $1.25, $1.30," and of course he was wrong.

Now, what significance should his answer be to his campaign? In my opinion, the answer is little to none.

The question that should asked to Giuliani is: "How much is the value of a life?" It appears that he does not value the lives of Americans, at least not the ones that haven't been born yet.

"America's Mayor" is pro choice and supports public funding for abortions, and he has no intention of changing his position on the issue.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Hagel Gets Dem. Support

Senator Ben Nelson, a Democrat, hopes to see fellow Nebraska senator Chuck Hagel make a run for the Republican Presidential nomination.

"I hope he runs and I hope that he will get the nomination. I think he could bring some capabilities to the office," said Nelson.

However, Nelson does not think the Hagel will make it all the way to the White House, he went onto say: "If the perception is that he's only an anti-war candidate, I don't see how he wins the nomination of the Republican Party." At the suggestion of a possible independent run for Hagel he said "It just doesn't work in our system yet to have an independent candidate."

Monday, April 09, 2007

Libertarian McManigal Q & A

Libertarian presidential candidate Kent "Dull Hawk" McManigal answered these questions for the Conservative President 2008.

1. Why are you running for President?

Because there is no candidate that I have seen that I could fully support; no one I want to see elected. I either have deep philosophical disagreements with their stand, or I feel that they allow themselves to be distracted from the real issues by phantom issues that, while seemingly important, are just a symptom of a larger reality. It can be illustrated by the "War on Drugs". This is really about "self ownership". Do you own your own body, or does the guy across town or in a government office hundreds of miles away own you? This then translates into a way to see so many other debates.

2. What makes you the best person for the job?

"Politics as usual" keeps giving America another politician to tolerate for another four or eight years. I don't like politicians and I doubt you do either. Obviously, there are things that make me different from the other candidates. I am a hard-core libertarian. I try to judge every issue through the lense of the Zero Aggression Principle. I don't water down my views for the benefit of people with "delicate sensibilites", yet I will explain my position politely as long as someone keeps asking more about it. I want to make certain my point is understood. I have not spent my life trying to please "the voters". I am not a "political whore" as I have not spent my life making backroom deals and I do not owe any political favors to anyone. I have no desire to "run" the country, as some politicians do, but to allow America to be the free country it was meant to be, and my part in that is to keep government in its place.

3. What is the top issue of the your campaign?

To get the federal government back under the control of the people; in line with the highest laws of the land: the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. I would also work to remind Americans of their one-thousand year-old right and legal obligation to judge the law as well as the facts of the case any time they are chosen to serve on a jury. If the "law" is wrong, the defendant must be found innocent.

4. Could you get the support of both social and fiscal conservatives?

I doubt it. Social conservatives seem to place too much importance on forcing others to live by standards that are not shared by everyone else. It is more important to them to keep people from behaving in ways they don't approve of (while pursuing life, liberty, and happiness) than it is to work to ensure "justice and liberty for all". If gun rights are the most important issue for them, they should support me, since I will never compromise on that one iota. If, on the other hand, they feel it is important to legislate morality, I would be a huge disappointment to them. It just depends on where their priorities lie. I am not sure how "conservative" my fiscal position is. Taxation is theft. There is no other word for taking property/money that does not belong to you against the will of the owner. I would remind Americans every day that their money is being stolen and used in ways not authorized by the Constitution to finance agencies, programs, and policies that are illegal under the Constitution. I think this is, unfortunately, a radical position; not a conservative one.

Quayle Most Popular

Last week's poll question was: "Who was the best Vice President?"

Dan Quayle came in first with 42.31% followed by his successor Al Gore with 30.77%. George H.W. Bush came in third with 19.23% and Vice President Cheney came in last place with 7.69%.

This week's poll is now up in the right hand column. You may also make your own polls by joining the Conservative President 2008 forum.

Huckabee Calls For Apologies

Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said this past week that other candidates for his party's nomination "talk as if, in this election cycle, Republican candidates aren’t going to be held to a standard of personal accountability and responsibility for their personal lives."

"If that’s true, there are going to be a lot of Republicans who will owe Bill Clinton a great big public apology. We can’t have a set of rules that we apply to Democrats that we don’t apply to ourselves," Huckabee said.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Happy Easter

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
-John 3:16

Friday, April 06, 2007

Imperato Announces Libertarian Candidacy

Daniel Imperato has announced that he will be seeking the Libertarian Party presidential nomination.

Imperato, the former Independent candidate, made the announcement on the Politics One online radio show. Imperato said that he has joined the LP and "believes in the libertarian party."

*NEW* CP 2008 Forum

Come join the new Conservative President 2008 online forum at

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Cox the Conservative Answer?

Is John Cox the conservative answer for Republicans in the up coming election? The Cherry Creek News reports:

The present top three Republican Presidential candidates are Mitt Romney who has been inconsistent in his conservative positions, Rudolph Giuliani who seems to be a liberal in conservative clothing and John McCain who’s border issues are in part, not consistent with most conservative’s desires.

A genuine Republican Presidential candidate, JOHN COX, is a “TRUE CONSERVATIVE”. John Cox, a Chicago businessman, former U.S. Senate candidate, and former President of the Cook County, Illinois Republican Party is a complete conservative on every point. When you look at all of the Republican candidates and check off where they stand on conservative issues, John Cox is one of the few that completely fit the criteria.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Gilmore Officially Joins Race

Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore has officially joined the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Gilmore had this to say about the front-runners for his party's nomination:

McCain: "He hasn't made his reputation as a conservative. He made his reputation as a maverick."

Giuliani: "He's for gun control, he's for gay marriage, he's pro-choice."

Romney: "He's been a very liberal Northeast Republican."

Monday, April 02, 2007

Tancredo Is In

Congressman Tom Tancredo made his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination official today.

Tancredo will be making illegal immigration the focus of his campaign. When asked why he was running, Tancredo said "You look and you see no one is going to make this [illegal imagination] the primary issue of their campaign."

CP Conducting Poll

The Constitution Party has mailed out a poll to potential supporters to see who they would like to become the next Presidential candidate of the party. In a letter accompanied with the poll, it said that some of the Republicans running for President have expressed interest in running on the Constitution Party ticket after they fail to win the GOP nomination.

Names included in the official Constitution Party Presidential Poll:
Tom Tancredo
Ron Paul
Alan Keyes
Roy Moore
Chuck Baldwin
Jim Gilchrist
Jerome Corsi
Duncan Hunter
Howard Phillips
Rick Jore
Other (write in a name)

Gingrich Gets Little Support

Last week's poll question was If Newt Gingrich decides to run, how likely is that you would support him?

Out of the 50 votes cast 86% of respondents said it is not likely at all, 12% somewhat likely and just 2% said it was very likely they would support the former Speaker of the House.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Former WI Governor Makes Candidacy Offical

Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson made his campaign for the White House official and made the claim that he is "the reliable conservative."

"I was a dark horse candidate for governor. I was a dark horse candidate when I ran for the Assembly. I am the underdog, and I don't mind that," Thompson said concerning his chances of winning the Republican nomination.

Thompson's brother, Ed Thompson, has also been mentioned as a possible Libertarian candidate for President in the upcoming election.

Imperato Looking Into Libertarian Run

Independent Daniel Imperato is looking into the possibility of running for the Libertarian nomination.

In an online poll on Imperato's web site 61% of respondents of the currently 31 votes cast say they would vote for Imperato if he were the Libertarian nominee. Imperato has also shown interest in becoming the next presidential nominee of the Reform Party.

Chapman Ends Campaign

Gene Chapman has ended his campaign for the Presidency. Chapman, who was seeking the nominations of the Constitution and Libertarian parties as well many other minor parties, has deleted all of his campaign web sites.

"I've carried the ball as far down field as I can. With 4 jobs and school starting in June, along with not having a truck to carry me to presidential debates, I see no way to continue the campaign," Chapman says is the reason he quit the race.

But, is that the real reason Gene ended his campaign? Gene's exit from the race comes less than 24 hours after a few replies were made on the anti-Chapman blog Gene Chapman For President of the United States of America, Incorporated? that could be politically damaging to him.

ElfNino's Mom Reports:

As a select few of you are aware, this blog got hit with a rather unusual anonymous comment yesterday. I'm not going to repeat it because I have no way of substantiating some of what was in it, but it was posted by someone who claimed to know Gene's ex-wife, and it made some very specific accusations about Gene's background which, if true, would not only destroy his political aspirations, but would render him a pariah forever.

It's possible those two things are related and, if so, I just feel bad that Gene didn't listen to me back when he first started his campaign, even before I started this blog, when I warned him in no uncertain terms that anything he had ever done will come back to bite him in a presidential campaign. I don't know if this is some of the stuff that he thought would never come to light, but I do find his sudden disapparance - in less than 24 hours after those comments were posted in multiple blogs - to be a very, very strange coincidence.

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