Wednesday, October 5, 2011

CQ Weekly Vantage Point Article Mentions Objectivist Party & Thomas Robert Stevens, The Party's 2012 Presidential Nominee

A CQ (Congressional Quarterly) Weekly Vantage Point article written by Shawn Zeller and published on October 3, 2011 (Page 2022) mentioned the Objectivist Party and Thomas Robert Stevens, the party's Presidential Nominee. The article, entitled "The Rule of Thirds: Fringe Candidates Settle for Spotlight", contained the following references:

The Prohibitionists and the Socialists aren't the first parties to nominate candidates for next year. That honor belongs to the Objectivist Party, which selected Thomas Robert Stevens as its presidential candidate more than a year ago in St. Louis.

A lawyer on Long Island and follower of writer Ayn Rand, who called her philosophy objectivism, Stevens founded the party in 2008 but remains an active Libertarian. "I have many irons in many fires," he says. "But in my opinion, all of my activities promote liberty."

Stevens says he founded the party to promote a purer devotion to Rand than offered by Libertarians, who have many social conservatives in their ranks.

The Objectivist Party held its National Convention from May 29-30, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri. The first session was held on Saturday, May 29, 2010 from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. at Show-Me's on The Landing located at 724 North First Street. The second session was held on Sunday, May 30, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Kitchen Buffet & Bistro (inside Lumiere Place Casino) located at 999 North Second Street. The delegates unanimously selected Thomas Robert Stevens (New York) as its candidate for President in 2012 and unanimously selected Alden Link (New York & Florida) as its candidate for Vice-President in 2012.

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