Monday, May 26, 2008

Bob Barr selected as Libertarian Party Presidential Nominee

I got a text message last night from a friend of mine who is in Colorado at the LP National Convention. Barr has been selected as the presidential candidate. Las Vegas entreprenuer Wayne Allyn Root, who was also vying for the presidential nomination, accepted the Vice-Presidential nomination.

My thoughts?

Certainly the LP could have done worse, and done better. But the selection of Barr is not a bad choice. He's an experienced politician, with name recognition, and will bring credibility to the LP as a candidate.

Is he ideal? Of course not. But with Barr as a choice, I may re-think my decision to sit out this election cycle.


Blogger Roberto de Sonora said...

Mary Ruwart would have been a far more consistent candidate.

Barr, I can't respect as he has no tolerance for people who are not of his faith. He is on record as wanting some non Christian people executed.

I do not think the LP has a clue as to what it means to be a Libertarian if the Watergate types in the LP managed to fool the general membership.

I guarantee Barr being elevated to the level of nominee will gather attention. The type of attention that sandbags political movements at the worst possible moment, All over TV making the LP look like knuckle dragging cretins.

15 minutes of shame that destroys 30+ years of hard work.

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is sad that I have watched the Libertarian Party slowly walk away from being the party of principle. First, it was the watering down of the LP platform and now the nomination of Bob Barr over a principled Libertarian Mary Ruwart shows how far the party has wondered.


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