Saturday, May 27, 2006

a fun afternoon with supporters in Salem

Thanks to my hosts, my old friends, and my new friends in Salem!

We had a good time strategizing and talking about our common goal-- electing someone other than Baron Hill or Mike Sodrel to Indiana's 9th District of the U.S. Congress.

In addition to old Libertarian friends, it was good to see a number of independents-- as well as one of the most prominent Republicans in the District and an elected Democratic official from the District-- all nodding their heads in agreement with the all-too-common failure of the two old parties to ably address the most important issues facing our country.

We'll try to base this election on a discussion of public policy instead of empty posturing and attempts to score cheap political points. I look forward to a campaign season of bringing together dissatisified voters from all over the political spectrum.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

our two significant Courier-Journal media hits so far

On my selection as the Libertarian candidate for the 9th District:

A nice campaign overview: "Yesterday Schansberg said he's not satisfied that anyone running for the 9th District seat is 'speaking to really important issues' for the lower and middle classes, including payroll taxes, Social Security reform and education. Those issues will be as big a part of his campaign as his position on fiscal restraint. He said yesterday that President Bush and the Republican Congress have increased spending at a greater rate than any administration at least since that of Lyndon Johnson."

On our offer to debate Hill after he called for a debate with Sodrel:

My favorite part: "Schansberg is a professor, economist, prolific writer and articulate speaker. So it's possible that he could hurt both of his opponents in a debate or at least stir up some issues that neither really wants to address."

Monday, May 22, 2006

Schansberg Says Hill Won't Debate on Fuel Prices

In response to Tuesday's statements by Hill challenging only Sodrel to a debate on fuel prices, our campaign issued a press release...

Here are some highlights:

“It’s ironic that Baron Hill does not want an economist to join him in a discussion about the supply and demand for gas. It seems like Hill is interested in trying to score cheap political points against Sodrel – rather than promoting useful discussion about important topics,” Schansberg said.

“As someone who has spent the last 20-plus years studying, teaching, and writing about public policy, I am willing to debate Sodrel and Hill on any topic at any time,” Schansberg said.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006