According to Stephen Dinan and Ralph Z. Hallow in the Washington Times, “Libertarian presidential nominee Bob Barr says Republicans are so afraid that he will spoil things for Sen. John McCain that the Republican presidential nominee is shadowing him, scheduling appearances in battleground states to match Mr. Barr’s own campaign events.”
“I suppose it’s a compliment,” Mr. Barr told editors and reporters at the Washington Times. “It confirms that the states where we are spending our time are really the critical ones, in which the gaps between Senators McCain and [Barack] Obama are smaller than what we are polling.
“The two states we just found out about today are Ohio and New Hampshire, where McCain apparently added stops to his schedule in order to shadow us,” said Mr. Barr, who in months past had polled in the high single digits in some states.
The Times reporters say “McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds dismissed the claim.” According to CBS News, this was the Tucker Bounds dismissal:
“This from the same man that also believed Borat was a Kazakh journalist.”