Bob Jackson drops race, endorses Bob Barr

Libertarian Party presidential contender Bob Jackson just dropped his bid to win the LP presidential nomination and endorsed former Congressman Bob Barr. Barr announced an presidential exploratory committee over the weekend. From Jackson’s website:

Great New News

When a better candidate appears it is good to recognize it. I have terminated my campaign if favor of full support to Bob Barr and I encourage you to also support Bob Barr.

Barr’s web site…

Disclosure: Stephen Gordon is currently working for the Bob Barr 2008 Presidential Exploratory Committee.

9 Responses to “Bob Jackson drops race, endorses Bob Barr”

  1. Jason Gatties Says:

    Bob is a good guy and made the right decision. I have a lot of respect for Bob (same can’t be said for other local Libertarians I use to work with) and I feel if he ever wanted to run for Governor, he would have the support of Libertarians in this state.

  2. Tom Bryant Says:

    I’d support Bob Jackson for governor.

  3. Matt Fuerst Says:

    I had been monitoring Mr. Jackson’s campaign and was pretty hopefully he would come out ahead in the Libertarian race. I am a Michigan resident as well and a Governor run would indeed be exciting. Just the sort of campaign Michigan needs honestly, in our current environment. I guess I will check out Mr. Barr’s campaign.

  4. Ragnar Danashold Says:

    This has been the year of Independents.

    Mike Bloomburg has been rumored to run as an independent, but insiders say he won’t run against Obama if he’s the nominee, and I’m guessing he’s going to endorce (if he hasn’t already, I haven’t kept up).

    Former Senator Sam Nunn, the center-conservative Democrat, was mentioned as a possible Bloomburg VP. To which Nunn countered that, if he was on an independent ticket in 2008, he’d be on top.

    And, of course, the mighty Dr. No, Ron Paul. Despite the fact that McCain has reached the threshold, and has enough for the nomination, Paul is continuing in the GOP nomination, hoping to pick up some leftover delegates and make a big speech at the GOP convention. After that, according to some insiders I’ve talked to, he plans to start running as an Independent, form the Natural Rights Party, and start Draft Paul movements in the Libertarian and Constitution parties.

    Meanwhile, in the Third Parties…

    In the Green Party, consumer activist Ralph Nader is going toe-to-toe with former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney for the nomination. I expect, soon, we’ll see Former Senator Mike Gravel join in the fight, when somebody gets around to telling him that the Libertarians oppose everything he stands for on domestic policy. A three-way fight between Nader, McKinney, and Gravel should be entertaining.

    In the Libertarian party, the ghost of Dr. Paul has been lurking since he entered the GOP race. However, there are other candidates and mentioned possibilities. The biggest, at the moment, is Bob Barr, the former Georgia congressman. Other names mentioned tend to be rogue Republicans, like Ron Paul, Governor Mark Sanford, and Senator Chuck Hagel. Hagel has also been mentioned as an independent nominee, or possibly Ron Paul’s veep. Other long-shot draft picks included Clint Eastwood and PJ O’Rourke, both of them philosophic libertarians.

    Finally, in the Constitution party, former Ambassidor Alan Keyes has thrown his hat in the ring. He’s pretty on-par with the far-right party, except his support for the War in Iraq. However, there is a long list of other names mentioned, mostly ultra-conservative Republicans who have serious problems with John McCain, including former Senator Bob Smith, Judge Roy Moore, Congressman Tom Tancredo, party activist Chuck Baldwin, and Minuteman leader Jim Gilchrist. Also, some of the parties moderates are friendly with Ron Paul, and some of his supporters may try to organize a draft fight.

    If nothing else, with the Democrats divided, the Republicans running a moderate maverick, and the field of Independents and Third Parties becoming more fertile, this should be a very entertaining election season.

    Seek Peace, Fly High, Find Love,

  5. Laine Says:

    Mr. Nader has already clarified that he is not running as the Green nominee rather he will run indepenent. Some of his supporters in the Green Party advocated for him to be included on some of the primary ballots and he was despite never announcing his intention to pursue the Green nomination.

  6. Alistair Says:

    Nader is not running as a Green Party so it look like Cynthia McKinney will be the Green Party nominee. Wouldn’t be something to see two former Georgia congressman Barr and McKinney run for President from two different backgrounds? On on the left the other on the right!

  7. Laura Says:

    What’s up with Ragnar? Ron Paul is not going to run as an Independent. Ron Paul would never have Chuck Hagel as his VP.

  8. Jerry S. Says:

    What’s up with Ragnar ? Indeed ! lololololololololol…

    They’ve beamed him back to the ship ?

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