Libertarian Party Bellies Up To The Barr

May 25th, 2008at 07:15pm Posted by Eli

Awesome:

Former US congressman Bob Barr was chosen Sunday to be the Libertarian Party’s candidate for November’s presidential election, a move that could hurt Republican presumptive nominee John McCain.

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The 59-year-old told reporters earlier this month that he was running because no other presidential candidate understood the principles of fiscal conservatism and basic principles on which he said America was founded.

Barr appeared unconcerned about damaging McCain’s support among conservative voters.

“If Senator McCain … does not succeed in winning the presidency … it will be because Senator McCain did not present, and his party did not present, a vision, an agenda, a platform and a series of programs that actually resonated positively with the American people,” he said.

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Barr said Sunday that he did not intend simply “to make a point” but to win, and party spokesman Andrew Davis said he was “one of the strongest candidates in the party’s 37-year history” and would make an “enormous impact.”

“Republicans and Democrats have good reason to fear a candidate like Barr, who refuses to accept the ‘business-as-usual’ attitude of the current political establishment,” Davis said.

“Americans want and need another choice, and that choice is Bob Barr.”

There’s a real good chance that Barr will be to McCain 2008 what Ralph Nader was to Gore 2000.  Hopefully even more so.

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