May 27-31, 2004 Atlanta, Georgia
Michael Badnarik for President - 2004
Richard Campagna for Vice President
Platform Committee at work. Note just one female member--
plus Doris Gordon and me all over their cases.
Friday May 28
Congressperson Ron Paul - the only libertarian in Congress - helps kick things off.
Libertarians for Peace and ISIL Tables
Delegates hard at work on the floor listen to "M.G." de Lemos opine on reformatting
the whole L.P. platform -- just before delegates vote to do it!
Michael "Who needs a campaign room, literature, staff to campaign?
I'm just glad I could afford to get here." Badnarik (left)
Richard Campagna, a gentleman and a scholar, shares his ideas.
Nolan promotes his vision with delegates in his campaign room.
Delegates wait breathlessly for Russo's next outrageous comment.
Where's that balloon Reason magazine reported he was
hugging? Someone told me he said,
"Carol will say I'm sexually harassing this balloon!"
John Clifton (NY) and J. J. Johnson (NV) share their unique insights.
Russo shakes Nolan's hand, evidently does not make any "Kill the Arab" jokes.
was the only majority female delegation. The fourth delegate hid
because he did didn't want his Republican bosses to see him. Rob "here's a $100 banquet
ticket; pleeeeeze let me vote for Russo on the second ballot" Kampia was an alternate.
Gary Nolan and Steve Dasbach, thinking positive thoughts
between the first and second ballots.
Between the first and second ballots Russo tells Badnarik he'd like to
have him as his V.P., as heard on C-SPAN.
Gary Nolan concedes and endorses Badnarik, which is his prerogative.
Russo was shy when I tried to take his photo with GA Chair Mark Mosely.
But he allowed Carol to have her picture taken with him during
his concession speech - where he was booed for attacking Nolan again.
(Now that the politicking was over Carol finally could relax in her regular street wear.)
Badnarik with mother and father.
Richard Campagna, with family, accepts nomination.
As seen on CSPAN, Russo hears the third ballot results.
Mr. and Ms. Russo, after it's all over.
Russo's campaign manager jumps right on the Badnarik bandwagon.
He became its Communications Director.
See Carol Moore's report on the 2004 LP Convention with more photos!