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Join Me In Prayers For Adam Kokesh Victory

Today is Adam Kokesh election day in New Mexico.
http://www.kokeshforcongress.com/

I humbly ask the Creator of this Universe for help.

What we can still do is make some phone calls to the people in that state.

I have a gut feeling it will be very close so please patriots let's help Adam win this for the rEVOLution to be strong.

Results will be posted here -
http://www.krqe.com/subindex/elections/results

Uplifting song -
http://www.libertypoet.com/ronpaul/yourenotalone/



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Well Done

Adam,

Thank you for fighting for freedom and liberty and for putting out real effort while others just talk. You are a champion of the Republic and I am glad to have fought beside you. Please keep winning the hearts and minds for us in New Mexico.

RJ Harris

RJ Harris
Constitutional Libertarian
www.rjharris2012.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RJHarrisOfficial

Thank you for your words RJ Harris

Many more battles await us and our numbers keep on growing.

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Thanks be to God for Adam Kokesh,

may he not be discouraged and keep fighting the good fight.
God bless you Adam.

LivingTheDream

Kokesh spent about $27 per vote.....

And too much time not working in his district. He preferred to be on the national stage.

Enough said.

IMO as a former campaign manager,

you have to look the part. Facial hair, long hair on men, tattoos, piercings, bad teeth, nervous twitches, smoking in public, even loud or bold-patterned clothing (unless it's an occasional Hawaiian shirt in America's 50th state) loses votes of casual voters. This was part of the problem for Kokesh, he did not conform in appearance.

His second problem was that he was trying to lead, pressing issues that were not already agreed upon by likely primary voters. What pushed Rand Paul to victory was distrust of the establishment coupled with Paul championing the very issues the most motivated voters had already agreed upon. Paul probably adjusted parts of his message to suit his base.

His third problem may have been respect for his experience. Paul had a measure of natural respect that comes from being a physician and a well-known congressman's son as well as for his experience in founding and representing a statewide taxpayers' group. Kokesh had experience as a veteran and a speaker/agitator (some might say rabble-rouser) and that may not have played as well with the reliable primary voters.

In no way am I saying Adam should have altered his views, only that the relevant voters were predictably indisposed to welcome them just yet. He may be effective at running an educational campaign, sowing the seeds of liberty just as Ron Paul has, but he should not have been expected to win, especially in the absence of scientific polling.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

Interested in helping Rex Brocki in Washington?

Contact Rex at rexbrocki@gmail.com. Rex is looking for an experienced campaign manager.

There is propbably a lot of truth to what you're saying

It seemed like later on Kokesh was tying to soften his tone a little. I was thankful he wasn't going as far as Rand Paul (who frankly scares me a little), but I think by then the damage was done. I hate that B.S. is necessary to win even a congressional district. I actually appreciated Kokesh's presentation because I could tell how genuine he is, but you're probably right that his youth and the way he said things early on probably didn't help help him a whole lot. Not to mention the slander (wasn't there a letter going around trying to associate him with some communist guy?) that usually goes on during a campaign. Also his open letter to James Dobson made it very clear that there were people out there who thought Adam's campaign goals included filling the state with hookers, heroin, and BOGO coupons at the local abortion clinic which is the SOP for the GOP scaring evangelicals and other traditionalists away from the LP, and/or libertarian thinking candidates.

"That's what's so interesting about Congressman Ron Paul... you appear to have consistent, principled integrity...uhhh...Americans don't usually go for that." -- Jon Stewart

Kokesh letter to his supporters

http://www.kokeshforcongress.com/posts/kokesh-thanks-supporters

"The relative numbers do not fully reflect the energy and commitment of those who cast a vote for us. We were an unconventional campaign running against a conventional candidate. The automatic reaction of old-fashioned party-line voters was to vote for our opponent. Every single vote for us was an informed decision and an act of courage by the voter."

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Have a write in Campaign for Kokesh

<<-->>

Or, write in "Leo Strauss"...

as our MS Libertarian Party college coordinator suggested. :)

Adam just fell back in line...

"Congratulations, Mr. Mullins. You are the nominee of the Republican Party for New Mexico’s Third Congressional District, and you have my vote." -- Adam Kokesh

Mississippi's 4th District got hijacked last night too. We had a libertarian-ish Republican, Joe Tegerdine, running for over 14 months. One week before the filing deadline a NeoCon Republican tool with a Sean Hannity haircut jumps in the race and financed his campaign with $150,000 from 75 of the regular Republican donors. Then the day before the election one of the Republican leaders in Mississippi blasts a message in support of the little neocon.

I'm not sure what Joe Tegerdine and all of his grassroots support will do now, but my support is going to the Libertarian Party candidate, Tim Hampton, along with a lot of other people around here.

Too bad NM-3 doesn't have a Libertarian Party candidate in the race. But, I've lost a little bit of respect for Adam after reading he's just falling back in line and supporting Mullins. It's a typical response to a defeat that I didn't expect from a non-conventional libertarian leader.

It's a good time to contact your NM Libertarian Party and see how you can help them recruit disenfranchised D's and R's and grow the NMLP.

same thing happened in my

same thing happened in my district. we had an amazing candidate, dan eichenbaum, who would have easily taken the race away, before the state gop and the rncc threw their guy, jeff miller in the race. the usual party line country clubbers and cronies of the rnc gave jeff miller two hundred thousand bucks to win the election.

I offered Joe Tegerdine a free video about a month after...

my video for Jake Towne. Joe got about half way through the process, then I never heard from him again. Jake, on the other hand, built with that "Good as Gold" video, along with his virtually infinite talents, as should be a forminable candidate, even as an independent.

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Thanks Bob-45, for your effective

activism.

Great advice there

Face 60 knot wind-urinate.

We have a strategy-from Dr Ron Paul.

Fortunately, we have a screen name on the tubes advising in direct contradiction of the advice of Dr. Paul.

Thank God for screen names on the tubes-they shall lead us to Victory!!

"You are a den of vipers and thieves."

I mean to rout you out!

-Just because you are among us, does not make you with us

-The door is wide open, anything can slither in

Wow really?

Just because Medina lost doesn't mean I am voting for Perry.

*shaking head*

How Fast Adam Responded is Interesting

It is how fast he responded that catches my attention. Makes me think he had promised way before to be a good team player. I think he is smart so I am not going to second guess his strategic calculations at this time.

The operative word is "vote".

Adam said he would "vote" for, not necessarily "support" the GOP candidate. Ronald Reagan did the same thing with Gerald Ford in 1976.

Adam's campaign is a textbook example of what happens when you focus too much on being a "national candidate".
While it is not necessarily always true that "all politics is local," it usually is. I say this reluctantly, as I am more in tune with Adam's views than any other liberty candidate.

I apologize in advance if I am wrong, but I'd be willing to bet Adam's time as a guest on Fox News would have been better spent registering colleges students to vote for Adam in the primary.

Thanks Adam!

I thought you ran an excellent campaign. As you know, northern New Mexico is a vast district with a somewhat well entrenched G.O.P. establishment. You fought this establishment and sent a powerful message to them that their days are numbered. Keep fighting, Adam.

"Free government is founded in jealousy, and not in confidence; it is jealousy and not confidence which prescribes limited constitutions." Thomas Jefferson, Kentucky Resolutions of 1798

Adam will be a great leader in the future

He is young, passionate, extremely well spoken, and has just gotten some wonderful experience. For a first timer in this arena he did a tremendous job. He will be a freedom fighter forever since he has seen the light and one cannot UNsee. No worries guys. I expect to see much much more of Adam.

Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmaTNf4YhEs

agreed

agreed

Senate

That could be the next place to go.

You are joking right

??

"You are a den of vipers and thieves."

I mean to rout you out!

-Just because you are among us, does not make you with us

-The door is wide open, anything can slither in

Not Fully

I was not thinking about Rand or Peter Schiff when I wrote the above comment. - I was thinking of Obama and his out of nowhere Senate Bid in IL.

I suppose his antiwar protests

could have hurt him. Also, it is hard to fight the party machine. There are lots of drones that vote for whoever the party machine tells them. One letter or a free breakfast is all it takes to get the votes of a ton of senior citizens, and party brown-nosers looking to get something from government. That's what happened in PA, too.

One third

of the GOP core in that District now support Liberty. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that a solid doubling of the support Ron Paul pulled 2 years ago?

This is the kind of stuff that will kill our movement.

"The election results are in, and it appears we have not prevailed. Congratulations, Mr. Mullins. You are the nominee of the Republican Party for New Mexico’s Third Congressional District, and you have my vote." (message from Adam Kokesh to supporters)

Ok, uhmmmm........

Is there no one else in this district to vote for/support?

The LP isn't running anyone, not even the constitution party? It's hard to hold this against Adam, because I don't believe in staying home, but at the same time, if we support the establishment candidate we send a clear message to the GOP that if we get a hard enough swat with a rolled newspaper, we'll soon whimper and submit.

Personally I am getting to the point to where if a candidate does not pass my two major litmus tests which are a non-interventionist foreign policy, and BUDGET CUTS ("slowing the rate of growth" is NOT acceptable) I would rather stay home. Otherwise I am giving an unacceptable candidate a mandate to rule.

Again I can't hold this against Kokesh too much as I voted Republican in my own congressional district in 2008 as I would not vote for Emmanuel Cleaver and there were no other choices, but if I had to do it all over, I don't know if I'd do it again.

I don't agree with you

If the GOP give us a play time and we lose, the honorable thing to do is endorse the winner.

I couldn't disagree more.

I don't think it would have been a good idea for Adam to be a sore loser and bad mouth his opponent, but at the same time he could have given the same speech and kept quiet about who he was going to vote for. Strategically, I also think it's not smart for him to run as an independent as I think this would serve to burn bridges in the GOP.

Again, when there is no other choice, it's a tough situation, but your position that the supposed "honorable thing" to do is endorse the winner, no questions asked is the type of mentality that got America where it is. I don't know if you recall, but John McCain asked Ron Paul to endorse him after the primary was over. Ron Paul held a press conference just to tell everyone he was respectfully refusing to do so. I think doing such a thing in a congressional race would have been overboard, but I doubt anyone would say that Ron Paul didn't do the honorable thing. I think in this case silence is a valid option. To me parties are simply a vehicle to get your message across to a large number of people. I don't believe in "brand loyalty". I somewhat used to and was in denial about it and I regret ever doing so. If Adam Kokesh had run as a Democrat in district 3 against Mullins I would have also thrown some cash at him and if I lived in that district I would have voted for him.

Crunchy

That is the most asinine thing I have read in a while.

"honorable thing to do is endorse the winner."

This kind of thinking is what has done this F'd up country in.

The lessor of two evils IS STILL EVIL. (not that Adam was evil)

Have you ever heard of something called principles?

Just because your guy lost doesn't mean that you have to hold your nose and vote for the other one.

This kind of partisan idiotic mentality is part of the demise of this country.

Go down to the clue store, and fill up your cart.