New Mexico Republicans Try to Bring Down Anti-War Candidate « The Washington Independent
Last year I profiled Adam Kokesh, an Iraq War veteran who became a fiery anti-war activist and launched a 2010 GOP bid for Congress. Since then, he’s become a more credible candidate for the nomination in NM-3, typically the bluest district in New Mexico — and has come under attack from conservative bloggers like Michelle Malkin and from Republican activists who want to prevent the party from nominating an anti-war libertarian.
The first result of that opposition was a disappointing showing at the state party convention where Kokesh got only 19.6 percent support — technically enough to get him a ballot slot without getting additional signatures from voters, but the party’s not yet allowing that. Here, via a libertarian source, is one of two “smear cards” (the Kokesh campaign term) passed out at the convention.
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- Kokesh, like many Paul acolytes, has indulged the out-there right with an occasional interview, and the reference at the top of this card seems to be to the Kokesh appearance on “The InfoWarrior,” a radio show hosted by Jason Bermas. He’s best known for his role in the 9/11 truth documentary “Loose Change,” but they didn’t touch on those issues in the interview at all.
- Kokesh did appear at “Shoe Bush out of office” rally on January 19, 2009, but in that still captured on the flier, he’s holding up the shoe he’s “saving for Obama,” in case the new president escalates one of America’s wars.