The Montana Constitution Party has removed Chuck Baldwin from the ballot and is putting the ticket of Ron Paul for President and Michael Peroutka on the ballot for Vice-President.
Ron Paul was aware that the party planned to do this, and has said that as long as he can remain passive and silent about the development, and as long as he need not sign any declaration of candidacy, that he does not object.
A group in Louisiana has also filed to have Ron Paul’s name on the ballot for President under the “Louisiana Taxpayers Party” label.
For much of the year, activists in both the Libertarian Party and the Constitution Party asked Ron Paul’s permission to run him on the ballot for President in November, but he repeatedly declined.
It is a great shame that he did not agree to this for other states. Ron Paul could have been the candidate of a broad coalition, regardless of how active he would have sought the office. Instead, we have a group of inferior third party candidates competing for the pro-freedom, anti-government vote.
Thanks to Ballot Access News for this information.6:58 pm on September 5, 2008 Email Eric Garris