Scenes from the Libertarian National Conventionby Stephen Littau
This first day of covering the Libertarian National Convention has been very exciting so far. I haven’t had an opportunity to spend much time at any of the events but I have been talking to delegates and presidential candidates (interviews will be posted later). Jason Pye has been busy posting his experience and insights at the convention at JasonPye.com.
Booths at the convention
Libertarian Presidential Candidates George Phillies and Mike Gravel
Presidential Candidate Steve Kubby
Presidential Candidate Christine Smith – I spoke to her briefly before the pre-debate tokens were counted. Smith is not a fan of Bob Barr or Wayne Allyn Root; she thinks they are Republicans running as Libertarians. She did not receive enough tokens to participate in the C-Span debate but she is still technically running.
Libertarian Party platform debate winding down
Stage set for the C-SPAN debate; the last debate of the Libertarian Convention and the 2008 campaign.
“Blog Row” – Spot set aside specifically for bloggers throughout the convention. This was taken during the debate (left to right, myself representing The Liberty Papers, fellow Liberty Papers contribuer Jason Pye, Dave Weigel from Reason, and Drew Ferguson from Liberty magazine.)
Post debate press conference (Left to Right: Dr. Mary Ruwart, Bob Barr, and Wayne Allyn Root)
Barr campaign’s hospitality suite after the post debate press conference
Bob Barr’s first press conference as the LP’s nominee