Sunday, May 25, 2008

Libertarian Candidate Bob Barr - Hardy Har Har Har

The Libertarians just selected Bob Barr as their Presidential candidate which should draw lots of unhappy Republican voters and really screw with McCain's chances of being elected.

May 25, 5:47 PM EDT
Libertarian Party picks Barr as presidential candidate

DENVER (AP) -- The Libertarian Party has picked former Republican Rep. Bob Barr to be its presidential candidate after six rounds of balloting.

The party is meeting in Denver.

Barr beat research scientist Mary Ruwart, who was the party's presidential nominee in 1983 and vice presidential candidate in 1992. Barr left the GOP in 2006 over what he called bloated spending and civil liberties intrusions by the Bush administration.

The Libertarian Party's selection of Bob Barr comes with the blessing of arch-conservative Richard Viguerie.

Richard Viguerie Tells Libertarian Party Convention: McCain 'Trying to Get Conservative Support on the Cheap;' Conservatives May be Open to Libertarians in 2008 Vote

DENVER, May 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In his keynote speech on May 23 to the Libertarian Party National Convention, Richard A. Viguerie, one of the founders of the modern conservative movement, declared today that John McCain is "trying to get conservative support on the cheap."

"Senator McCain has had the Republican presidential nomination sewn up for over three months and has done nothing to convince conservatives to come off the sidelines and enthusiastically support him," Viguerie said.

In his speech, "Conservatives are off the GOP Reservation: Will they find a home in the Libertarian Party?" Viguerie said that Democrats and Republicans have both failed America.

"Republican leaders have treated conservatives with utter disrespect and, in turn, conservatives have lost all respect for Republican leaders. Millions of grassroots conservative activists and donors have left the Republican Party and taken with them their volunteer time, their checkbooks, and their votes," he said.

Viguerie said, "Today, the Libertarian Party has a historic opportunity to provide leadership for America."

A complete text of the speech is posted on
But McCain and his lobbyist campaign staff should look on the bright side, this might mean that those ardent Ron Paul supporters will move to the Libertarian Party instead of rioting at the Republican convention in Minneapolis-Saint Paul.


mad Nomad said...

McCain is a scamming rat bastard.

Today's New York Times editorial:

Appearantly he didn't use the GI Bill after his time in Hanoi, or perhaps he has lost touch with the reality of today's veterans in licking Bush's boots.

Bellinghammer said...

Actually Democrats are the ones who have a history of rioting at their convention.