This past weekend I went to the LNC meeting, State Chairs Conference and Florida LP Convention in Orlando and handed out some Kubby brochures, and then went to an Alabama Ballot Access Case hearing at the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. More details in a later post.
Kubby campaign manager Tom Knapp explains why Kubby had better things to do this past weekend:
The fact that Kubby wasn’t at the event is evidence that he’s a better candidate. Here’s why:The people at the event are already Libertarians, are already going to vote Libertarian and, if they’re responsible party officials, already know who the presidential candidates are and what they stand for.
In other words, time spent at the event by a presidential candidate was time spent NOT campaigning, NOT building the party, and NOT doing real politics. I’m not saying the event shouldn’t have happened (although it probably should have happened on a different weekend), just that it wasn’t a place for candidates to campaign.
Then, Saturday afternoon and evening, he attended a debate between candidates in a special election in his county — one of whom he has endorsed, is supporting, and has made a TV commercial for — (the commercial, btw, identifies Steve as a Libertarian for president) — and once again did retail politics among non-Libertarians.
He spent part of the rest of the weekend conferring with local political allies on an ongoing project; then, earlier this week, pursuant to that project, addressed a meeting of his county’s board of supervisors on an issue of not just county, but state and federal relevance … once again taking the oppportunity to reach non-Libertarians … and that address in turn resulted in three radio interviews on stations that reach not just his little piece of California, but the San Francisco Bay area, reaching yet more non-Libertarians.
Steve Kubby reached more non-Libertarians last weekend and early this week than all the “I went to Florida for a bull session with people I already know” candidates combined — and he did it for far less than the cost of airfare from Oakland to Orlando.
Kubby for President