Thursday, August 28, 2008


America's Independent Party has nominated Brian Rohrbough of Colorado as their vice-presidential candidate to serve on the AIP ticket with Alan Keyes.

Mr. Rohrbough is national president of American Right to Life, and his son was killed in the Columbine High School shootings.

Up till now the vice-presidential slot has been filled by "favorite sons" from the states. We had Marvin Sprouse as the Texas "stand-in", and since the convention was held two days after the
deadline, he remains the official candidate. If Keyes wins a plurality in Texas, the change will be made by the electors.

Which is probably to our advantage, since "Sprouse" is easier to spell than "Rohrbough".


Our paperwork has been accepted for Alan Keyes to be an official write-in candidate for President of the United States in Texas. Hip-hip-hooray!

The required number of electors is 34, but we got 49, so we can have plenty of back-up in case any of our signatures is not accepted.

Marvin Sprouse, state chairman, met workers for lunch and then participants went together to the Secretary of State's office to turn the forms in, complete with signs and funny hats. The folks at the SOS office got in on the merriment, even furnishing some of the hats.

Most of our thanks go to Marvin, who literally drove all over the state to get signatures. Also to Nancy Goettman of San Antonio and all the other local grassroots workers, for their assistance.