Might the Constitution Party Attract a “Big Name” Candidate for 2016?

Here is an Independent Political Report post on 3 minor party candidates, including one CP candidate? I am not familiar with the CP candidate, and his candidacy appears to be Quixotic in nature. That’s not the interesting part of the article. Of interest is this comment by Trent Hill, who teases us that a “big name” candidate that the CP has been courting my be about to make the move. I know Trent Hill. If he says he has inside intel, he has inside intel. It’s not a done deal, but it’s possible. There is some speculation about who it might be below Trent’s comment. Any guesses? Keep in mind that “big name” is by CP standards.

21 thoughts on “Might the Constitution Party Attract a “Big Name” Candidate for 2016?

  1. redphillips Post author

    Has Trent confirmed it’s Bob Smith? If so, at this point I don’t consider him a big name or even a desirable nominee.

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  2. Timothy Yung

    Based on the comments Trent Hill has made I am going to go with Ben Swann, investigative journalist. My second choice would be Cliven Bundy. But the best choice for the Constitution Party would be to try to convince Chuck Baldwin to run again. If they could do that then I would support them.

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  4. redphillips Post author

    Ben Swann? Hmmm… I’ll look into him. Does anyone know if he is a non-interventionist? Jerome Corsi is a party member and briefly considered the idea of running for President, so Swann would fit.

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    1. hawthornecht

      I assume Ben Swann the Ron Paul television reporter–he is a non-interventionist, has some talent and good instincts for the various strands that make up the paleo, and libertarian spheres.

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      1. S.L. Toddard

        I believe the authorship of the song is in question, but if it wasn’t a Confederate vet that wrote it whoever did certainly captured the bitterness and pathos one would expect after losing a war that they’d fought so valiantly. I find it moving in the extreme. If you’ve got Spotify check out their (2nd South Carolina String Band) album “Southern Soldier”. Great, rousing version of Dixie on there.

        Also I check in here daily, just haven’t been commenting much.

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  5. paulie

    I was wrong about Bob Smith. My current best guess is Steve Stockman. Based on the conversations at IPR, Trent has said “good guess” when ex-members of congress are mentioned, which makes me think it is one of those. He also said it is someone the CP has been “flirting” with for a couple of years. And he has rejected a lot of possibilities already. See the two IPR threads about this.

    I think Ben Swann is more of a libertarian, but I could be wrong. I know he did speak at a CP meeting also. Is he a social conservative? Trade protectionist? What are his views on immigration policy?

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  6. redphillips Post author

    I assume Ben Swann is a Mormon because he went to BYU, so I suspect he is a socon to some degree. Steve Stockman sounds right because he strikes me as someone who marches to his own drummer for his own reasons. Giving up a safe House seat to make a Quixotic primary challenge made no sense.

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  7. paulie

    I don’t think Ben is LDS, or at least not observant LDS. I know for a fact that he drinks plenty of booze and has an eye for the ladies, having hung out with him at several conventions and rode around Texas in an RV with him one time. Maybe he was and has lapsed, or is just not very religious…or maybe he was one of the minority of BYU students who wasn’t LDS at all.

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  8. Citizen Norman

    Possibilities:
    1. Warren Redlich
    2. Ross Perot Jr
    3. Rand Paul
    4. Newt Gingrich
    5. Clint Eastwood
    6. Jimmy Duncan
    7. Wayne Allyn Root
    8. Nathan Norman
    9. George H.W. Bush
    10. Rick Perry
    11. Darryl Perry
    12. Marianne Williamson

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  9. Citizen Norman

    There’s been a lot of speculation. Let me put it all to rest unequivocally. I am seeking the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. I am running as a stand-in for Newt Gingrich.

    I REPEAT. I, NATHAN NORMAN AM RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IN 2016! I EXPECT TO WIN THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY’S NOMINATION AND THEN HAND IT OVER TO NEWT GINGRICH. GINGRICH WILL BE ELECTED PRESIDENT AND WILL FIX THIS COUNTRY.

    Please join me on this journey.

    I do not need donations. But in the coming days I will provide flyers for supporters to print out and post in public.

    Libertarians, if you want to WIN in 2016, vote Nathan Norman for president.

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