Barr suing to get Phillies off the New Hampshire ballot

Bob Barr’s campaign says New Hampshire voters should not have a choice of two Libertarians to vote for in November.

Campaign manager Russell Verney says that’s because the national party already chosen their one Presidential candidate.

Bob barr is the official nominee of the libertarian party and is going to be on the New Hampshire ballot on November 4th but because of anomaly in state law there will also be a second candidate with the libertarian label on the ballot.

That second candidate is George Phillies, who also says he has the right to be representing his party on the general election ballot.

Phillies says the reason is clear.

The Libertarian party of new Hampshire state convention a year and a half ago nominated me as their presidential candidate. They knew they didn’t have substitution. They knew the national party may not nominate me and they had an option called none of the above which would have meant they wouldn’t have nominated anyone, they would have put things off. And they did not do that.

Barr campaign officials say the Phillies argument is not enough to keep him on the ballot.

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9 Responses to “Barr suing to get Phillies off the New Hampshire ballot”

  1. Joe Buchman Says:

    Spend the lawsuit money on media advertising instead.

    The media coverage on this just latest lawsuit sends a louder message of: “the LP is a disorganized bunch of idiots.”

    TV in NH (not Boston rates, but local cable stuff), radio ads, even a billboard would be money much better spent, IMO.

    Anyone who votes for Dr. Phillies after that is probably going to write him in even if the lawsuit is successful (and wouldn’t that be the first successful lawsuit for this campaign?)

    And if the lawsuit is not successful, then what damage will be done by the news coverage of that?

  2. Joseph the Libertarian Says:

    Phillies is a piece of shit. You’re a joke, you Fed supporting fat ass.

  3. Richard Winger Says:

    Successful Libertarian ballot access lawsuits year have been won in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky. The Connecticut case is looking good also.

  4. ken Says:

    The NH is being run by LRC supporters and the barr campaign by the same. The object is to make the LP look bad.

  5. Donald Raymond Lake Says:

    I am a non libertarian with libertarian leanings.

    Libs are like ‘herding cats’

    Phillies is pretty much done in party circles.

    It is going to take a lot colone to cover up this one.

    DOCTOR Phillies, like Alan Keyes, is one dumb smart person.

  6. Joe Buchman Says:

    “Successful Libertarian ballot access lawsuits year have been won in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky. The Connecticut case is looking good also.”

    Thanks for the insight. Guess bad news sticks around longer, and perhaps, costs more?

    In NH, I still think the money would be better spent on media for Barr, and not on a lawsuit, the coverage of which tends, I think, to make us look like idiots.

    :)

    Joe

  7. David Gaines Says:

    Seems like a rather self-centered move. Oh wait, I keep forgetting, libertarianism is all about being self-centered. Never mind.

    How does George Phillies think his insistence on staying on the ballot in this situation is going to help his cause rather than hurting it by confusing New Hampshire voters and making the Libertarian Party look disorganized?

  8. disinter Says:

    Bob Barr’s campaign says New Hampshire voters should not have a choice of two Libertarians to vote for in November.

    That pretty much sums Bob Barf up nicely.

  9. disinter Says:

    Spend the lawsuit money on media advertising instead.

    You are assuming that neocon Bob Barf really wants to gain any votes compared to neocons Osama and McSame.

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