Skip to comments.Former Republican [Bob Barr] to seek Libertarian presidential nomination
Posted on 05/08/2008 11:13:54 AM PDT by jmc813
Former Republican Rep. Bob Barr will announce Monday that he will run for president as a Libertarian, a source close to the Georgian told CNN.
Barr will officially declare his candidacy at a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. The four-term congressman left the GOP in 2006, saying that Republicans had "lost their core principles."
Barr made a name for himself in Congress for his ardent conservative philosophy and his role in President Clinton's impeachment. He lost a primary election in 2002.
Last month, Barr formed a presidential exploratory committee as he weighed a run for the White House. The source said that Barr had been considering a presidential bid "for several months. He currently runs Liberty Strategies, a consulting firm in Atlanta and Washington.
Barr joins a handful of other candidates seeking the Libertarian Party's presidential nomination including former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel, who unsuccessfully sought the Democratic presidential nomination this year. Libertarians meet in Denver on May 22 for a four day convention where members will choose the party's presidential nominee.
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Maybe. But I will not vote for someone who wants the Feds to regulate and criminalize political speech. If the GOP has such a person running for President, that is their mistake, not mine.
Sure I will. It is every American's right to complain about Presidents who are socialists and violate the constitution. If the GOP puts up a bad candidate, that is their problem, not mine. It's not my fault if their bad candidate loses. I am doing my job and voting for the person that I want to win.
That would be too much like work. It would also validate history and the political party “system.” That’s not what these people want. They just want to moan about how awful things are in our country and claim they are somehow above the herd by voting for pathetic looney losers.
I'll take a conservative who is sort of nuts over a RINO who isn't any day. Oh, wait, but McCain is really nuts.
And that was wrong how?
Well said, though I will probably write-in Ron Paul. At least HE is one I can actually vote for without having to hang my head in shame!
And so are the people who vote for them!
Nice show of personal responsibility there, alice.
“Is it me or is every Democrat candidate the “most left-wing in history”?”
If McCain is elected then the same statement would be true, wouldn’t it? Wouldn’t he be considered the “most left-wing in history”?
Yep. And it was accurate.
And now it's accurate to say it again because, well, Obama and even Clinton are even more left-wing than Gore and Kerry.
So what's your point?
“I for one am not buying into it.”
I’m not buying into it either.
But we need to have priorities in life, and my priority is preventing Barack Obama from becoming our 44th President.
“Vote against disaster.”
That’s why I refuse to vote for Clinton, Obama or McCain. They are all disasters.
If people continue to vote for the “lesser-of-two-evils” then they have guaranteed that they are going to get “evil”.
You are so kidding on so many levels, right? Right?
To "succeed" at doing anything within the federal government, Barr would first have to have one-one-millionth of a chance of being elected, which he does not.
Then even if he somehow got elected, he would have to have one-one-millionth of a chance of anyone in Congress of either party giving a rat's patooty about what he thinks as a president with absolutely no coat-tails and no party structure, which he does not.
If you’re asking that sincerely, I’d just remind you that while the Electoral College determines the winner, the popular vote is still important.
Even in dark blue states, votes matter because they effect the popular vote.
If you’re right, we should be seeing a groundswell for Barr any minute now.
No McGovern was the most liberal ever.
But Gore is just plain looney and has not had his feet touch the ground since he left the tobacco farm and zinc mine and Kerry is MA-style liberal..and that’s pretty liberal.
Mega Ditto. This conservative ex Navy, ex Texan will never vote for McCain. I think we need to burn down and rebuild the GOP. McCain as POTUS gets us Open Borders and more deals with Kennedy, Feingold, and Lieberman.
“And, say what you want, McCain did walk tall when it came to the recent attempt to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine.”
Now, let’s see.....
Against the Fairness Doctrine.....
but against political free speech by limiting political donations?
What a study in contradiction!
And you want people to vote for this man?
The whole boy that cried wolf thing.
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