Wayne Allyn Root is the 2008 Libertarian Party Vice
Presidential nominee. He is one half of the high-profile Presidential ticket
of BARR/ROOT. Wayne is telegenic, dynamic, charismatic, enthusiastic,
fiery, passionate, opinionated, and OUTSPOKEN in his Libertarian
beliefs for limited government, lower taxes, dramatically reduced spending
and more freedom for the American people.
Wayne is one of the most recognized sports celebrities in America. He is
known to millions of sports fans and gaming enthusiasts. The American media
has dubbed him "The King of Vegas," and "America's
Oddsmaker." Wayne is proud of his Las Vegas, Nevada roots. Nevada is a
state known for independence, self-reliance, personal responsibility, rugged
individualism, more freedom for the individual, smaller government, and
anti-tax fervor. Nevada has no state income taxes, no business income taxes,
no inheritance taxes and property taxes that are limited by law. Wayne believes
the biggest (and best) difference between Las Vegas and D.C. is that in
Vegas, the people gamble with their own money - as opposed to
Washington D.C. where the politicians gamble with the taxpayers' money.
Wayne's resume is a throwback to our Founding Fathers. He is the
He is a second generation American; small businessman (and son and grandson
of small businessmen); home-school father of 4 young children (Dakota,
Hudson, Remington and Contessa); and the classic citizen politician. He
oversees his small business and his family, while running for Vice President
of the United States. He has never worked (directly or indirectly) for or
with any state or federal government. None of his small businesses have ever
done business with the government. He has never collected a check from
government (other than a student loan). He has never worked in Washington
D.C. He has never done business with a lobbyist. In an age of Beltway
Insiders, Wayne is a complete Washington D.C. outsider.
Wayne's rags-to-riches story is truly remarkable. He was born into humble
roots as the son of a butcher. He has since morphed into small businessman,
CEO and entrepreneur; best-selling author; TV producer, host and celebrity
spokesman; and frequent national television and radio guest.
He is the author of six books - including a national political bestseller. He
has served as the Creator, Executive Producer and star of shows such as
"King of Vegas" on Spike TV and "Wayne Allyn
Root's WinningEDGE." He started his television career as a host and
anchorman at Financial News Network (now CNBC).
Wayne has been profiled by CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, Success, Fortune,
Millionaire, Equities, The Robb Report, CNN/Money and EMMY magazine (among
many others). He is a frequent guest on talk shows on CNBC, CNBC Europe,
Bloomberg Europe, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, Fox Sports Net,
MSNBC, CNN, and many others. His radio appearances include The Mancow Show,
The Glenn Beck Program, The Michael Medved show, The Michael Reagan Show,
50,000 watt superstations like KABC in Los Angeles and WABC in New York, and
thousands of sports talk shows across the country.
Wayne is the youngest-ever recipient of his own star on the Las Vegas
Walk of Stars. His 180- pound granite star appears on the sidewalk
in front of New York New York. Only 25 stars have ever been awarded. Wayne
joins such Las Vegas legends as Wayne Newton, Sammy Davis Jr., Liberace,
Siegfried & Roy, Bobby Darin and Rich Little.
His new book, The Conscience
of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling
& Tax Cuts will be released July 2009 by John Wiley & Sons.
new radio show "W.A.R: The Wayne Allyn Root Show"
starts in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles June 2009. Wayne's is a regular
guest on Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. His Web site - featuring
hundreds of his media interviews: www.ROOTforAmerica.com.
Wayne is quite a unique personality - President Obama's classmate at Columbia
University (Class of '83)...a small businessman, home-school dad, and citizen
politician...he will be the first Nevadan for President in 2012...as well as
the first time EVER that two college classmates run against each other for