View Full Version : Meet Bob Barr, Libertarian candidate for President

John of Phoenix
05-12-2008, 09:33 AM
Libertarian candidate for President and McBush's worst nightmare.

Former Rep. Bob Barr (R-GA) says a number of Republicans have been trying to persuade him not to run for president on the Libertarian Party ticket, but none has given him a convincing reason.

Mr. Barr says even people who have tried to dissuade him understand why he thinks it important to raise issues from what he calls a "genuinely conservative" perspective and to offer alternatives to the positions of the two major-party candidates.

"In the month since we formed our exploratory committee, not a single Republican who has spoken with me to try and convince me not to seek the Libertarian nomination has disagreed with my reasons for considering a run," Mr. Barr told The Times yesterday in an e-mail exchange before leaving London on a flight to Atlanta.

Most Republicans who asked him not to run "also said they understand why I'd run and why John McCain is not conservative and will not seriously tackle the growth in government power and spending," he said. "Some said they would vote for me if I ran, but for the sake of the Republican Party, they would prefer I didn't.

Mr. Barr will speak today at the National Press Club.

But Republicans, both publicly and behind the scenes, are saying a Barr run could hurt him financially and sink Mr. McCain's Republican candidacy in the general election, likely against Sen. Barack Obama.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told The Times yesterday that "Bob Barr will make it marginally easier for Barack Obama to become president. That outcome threatens every libertarian value Barr professes to champion."

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Ralph Nader lives in the hearts of many. :)

S.V. Airlie
05-12-2008, 09:36 AM
Umm, he is from Georgia.. Remember the last president we had from Georgia?
And yes, I have roots in GA. I can say that.;)

It's all about peanuts.!

Andrew Craig-Bennett
05-12-2008, 09:49 AM
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told The Times yesterday that, "Bob Barr will make it marginally easier for Barack Obama to become president."

Well, there is a first time for everything.

First time I've agreed with newt Gingrich! :D

05-12-2008, 12:30 PM
He made an appearance in Borat, that's enough for me.