Roger Stone is a legendary American Republican political consultant who has played a key role in the election of Republican presidents from Richard Nixon to Ronald Reagan to George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush.
Long a an outspoken libertarian Republican Stone stunned the political world when he announced he would leave the GOP over it’s lurch to the far-right on social issues and join the Libertarian Party. Libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson, will be on the ballot in all 50 states.
Roger became a Goldwater zealot in grade-school after a neighbor gave him Barry Goldwater’s Conscience of a Conservative.
Roger was elected Young Republican National Chairman in 1977.
Roger was the youngest member of the staff in President Richard Nixon’s re-election camping in 1972, the notorious CREEP – Committee for the Re-Election of the President.
In 1978, Stone co-founded the National Conservative Political Action Committee (NCPAC) where he is credited with developing the negative campaign into an art form and pioneering the use of negative campaign advertising, which Roger calls “comparative, educational, not negative.”
In 2000 Roger is credited with the hardball tactics that resulted in closing down the Miami-Dade Presidential recount—fomenting the so-called “Brooks Brothers Riot” in which a Republican mob swarmed the recount demanding a shutdown while thousands of Cuban-Americans marched outside the Courthouse demanding the same thing.
The New York Times and Miami Herald reported it was Roger who first tipped of the FBI to Governor Eliot Spitzer’s use of prostitutes.
Roger is the editor and publisher of STONEzone.com.