Imperato in Washington Times Libertarian Convention Coverage

March 19, 2007

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ORLANDO, Fla. — …More than 100 Libertarian officials and activists attended the three-day event at the Orlando International Airport Hotel and Conference Center that included a Friday meeting of the party’s national committee and a Saturday presentation by longtime conservative organizer Richard Viguerie.

“Whenever conservatives are unhappy, bad things happen for the Republican Party,” said Mr. Viguerie, author of “Conservatives Betrayed: How the Republican Party Hijacked the Conservative Cause.” …

During Saturday’s luncheon, Libertarian Party National Chairman Bill Redpath discussed ways that the party could overcome such problems as ballot access and fundraising.

“The problem is that we are a minority party in a winner-take-all voting system,” said Mr. Redpath, urging party activists to support “electoral reform” aimed at creating a system of proportional representation.

“We have to put our best faces forward in winnable races,” said Shane Cory, who became executive director of the Libertarian Party last year. He emphasized the need to “build from the bottom up” by winning office at the state and local level, and agreed with Mr. Viguerie’s stress on issue-oriented activism. “We need to diversify and be able to address a broad range of issues,” Mr. Cory said.

A Saturday-evening banquet featured a debate among five candidates for the 2008 Libertarian presidential nomination: Las Vegas oddsmaker Wayne Allyn Root, Florida businessman Daniel Imperato, Internet entrepreneur Mike Jingozian of Oregon, physics professor George Phillies of Massachusetts, and retired businessman Alben Link of New York.
Attendance at the conference was “slightly higher” than usual for an event in a non-election year, said Libertarian Party Political Director Stephen Gordon.

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Daniel was born in Boston, Mass (1958), and began his business career in 1977 transforming the manufacturing facilities in Israel through adapting them to the global marketplace along with bringing financing to the factories for global expansion. Daniel brings over thirty years of experience in global business planning and development and has personal relationships at high levels around the world. He is currently a Papal Knight with honors from the Vatican, was a board member for the African Center Foundation, a United Nations NGO, a Knight of the Orden Bonaria, and an ordained Chaplain for the Latin/African American Chaplains Association. Presently, he has decided to seek the office of President of the United States as an Independent candidate for 2008.

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