Libertarian Convention Gets Weird, Candidate for Chairman of Party Does Striptease on Stage

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: May 30, 2016 8:00 AM
Libertarian Convention Gets Weird, Candidate for Chairman of Party Does Striptease on Stage

Libertarians nominated former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as the party’s candidate for president, as well as former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld as vice president, during the party’s convention in Orlando, Florida this past weekend. But things got weird when it came time to nominating candidates for chairman of the party.

A candidate for the chairmanship of the Libertarian Party made a splash Sunday evening. 

The man took the stage and defended his chosen candidate for the party’s vice presidential nomination, Derrick Grayson, as the results of the second ballot were tabulated, according to reporters on the scene. During that time candidates for chairman of the party were allowed two minutes each to speak. 

 The man stripped down to his underwear, before saying he was doing it for a dare and leaving the stage. 

Warning: You can’t unsee this. 

As you can imagine, many delegates were very unhappy with the man’s stunt, with one heard saying "At a time when we need to be taken seriously..." and another complaining, "I do not want the world to think that's what Libertarians are.”