Archive for the 'Bob Barr' Category

Obama, McCain fail to qualify for Texas ballot

Friday, September 5th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Barr presidential campaign:
Interview Contact: Andrew Davis
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (202) 731-0002

Obama, McCain Fail to Qualify for Texas Ballot
Barr Met Deadline, Demands Law Be Enforced

Atlanta, GA - The Bob Barr presidential campaign has stated “serious legal consequences” will occur should Senators Barack Obama and John McCain be allowed on the [...]

Barr: The dirty little secret about Social Security

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

The following is an op-ed in the September 2 issue of the Washington Times, by Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr:

The dirty little secret about social security
The problem can be solved
Bob Barr
Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I am frustrated by the refusal of Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama to adequately confront Social Security’s looming fiscal crunch. [...]

Bob Barr questions Palin’s qualifications

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

CQPolitics found Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, where he was seeing old friends and trying to get support from the Ron Paul fans in town. Barr seemed immune to the Palinmania going on inside the convention hall:

Barr said reports of a “cursory vetting process” for [...]

Will Gun Owners of America endorse Barr or Baldwin?

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Bob Barr gets an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association and is an NRA board member, while McCain receives a C rating. But few expect the NRA to buck the Republican Party in any way.

Gun Owners of America is another story. GOA makes the NRA look like the Sarah Brady bunch. [...]

Bob Barr attends Ron Paul rally to woo Paul supporters

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

ABC News’ Nitya Venkataraman reports from Minneapolis that Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr stopped by Ron Paul’s Minneapolis “Rally for the Republic” to meet and greet supporters of the Texas congressman:

“Ron has chosen to work within the Republican Party, I’ve chosen to work through the Libertarian Party through the electoral route, but we all want [...]

Pennsylvania hearing to remove Barr changed to Sept. 5

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Ballot Access News reports that “the Republican Party challenge to Bob Barr’s Pennsylvania ballot position has been moved from September 4 to September 5 (Friday). It will be at 10 a.m. in Courtroom One, Widener Bldg., 1339 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. Experienced election law attorney Sam Stretton will be defending Barr.”

The GOP is seeking to invalidate [...]

Did McCain choose Palin to forestall NRA endorsement of Barr?

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008
“It is certainly a question worth asking,” says Darren Wolfe of He then looks at the people involved:

John McCain, the Republican nominee for President, only has a “C” rating with the National Rifle Association (NRA). He has even been described as “one of the premier flag carriers for the enemies of [...]

Bob Barr gets 8% in critical battleground state of Ohio

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Sandusky Register blogger Tom Jackson notes the Zogby International poll giving Bob Barr 8% of the vote in Ohio and says, “It’s just one poll, but members of the Ohio Libertarian Party are pleased and hope the poll numbers show they can become a player in state politics.”

The party’s chairman, Kevin Knedler, told me party [...]

Barr campaign in Texas: no double standard for Democrats, Republicans

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Shane Cory, Bob Barr’s Deputy Campaign Manager, says the Barr campaign is definitely going to “make a stand in Texas.” He’s referring to the situation where both major parties failed to register for the presidential campaign before the Texas deadline, leaving Bob Barr as the only presidential candidate on the Texas ballot.

Says Cory:

This situation [...]

Bob Barr: No Social Security benefits for illegal immigrants

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Bob Barr says illegal aliens should not receive Social Security benefits:

“Much of Washington’s most important work is conducted behind closed doors,” says Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr. “As was the so-called Social Security ‘totalization agreement’ reached between the U.S. and Mexico, which would make hundreds of thousands of Mexican citizens eligible for Social Security.”

Barr [...]

Barr is the only presidential candidate on the Texas ballot

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Barr presidential campaign:
Interview Contact: Andrew Davis
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (202) 731-0002

Barr Only Presidential Candidate on Texas Ballot
Republicans, Democrats miss deadline to file presidential candidates in Texas

Atlanta, GA - Bob Barr is slated to be the only presidential candidate on the ballot in Texas after Republicans and Democrats missed the [...]

Nader, Barr, and/or McKinney could play spoiler role in Nevada

Thursday, August 28th, 2008 notes that the new Time/CNN poll shows Obama 49, McCain 44 in Nevada when registered voters are given only those two names. But when third party candidates’ names are added to the choices, this is how it turns out:

Obama 41
McCain 41
Nader 6
Barr 5
McKinney 3 says “Ralph Nader could draw enough votes from U.S. [...]

Montana governor says Barr could help hand state to Obama

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The Raw Story reports that “Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, a moderate Democrat elected in 2004 for pushing a bipartisan agenda, said some of his constituents would not vote for Republican nominee John McCain because of disagreements with the Arizona senator on issues like gun rights.”

The story continues:

While gun owners might not necessarily come into the [...]

‘Leftist’ endorses Barr

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

It is becoming increasingly obvious that the terms “liberal” and “conservative” need to be retired, since they no longer mean anything (if they ever did). More and more people do not divide along those lines when it comes to issues such as the war in Iraq and our civil liberties under the Constitution. [...]

Bob Barr media-is a Colbert Bump in the works?

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Shane Cory reports:

Tomorrow [Tuesday] night, Bob Barr will appear for his second time on the Colbert Report.

- On both Wednesday and Friday mornings, Bob will be appearing on CNN. - And on Thursday, Glenn Beck will be taping another full hour with our candidate!

In addition to the unexpected media, we had another boost this [...]

A plea from Bob Barr Forums

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

A letter from a Bob Barr supporter:

I would like to ask ThirdPartyWatch to help spread word about We Barr supporters need to organize, and try to get Barr into the debates. Bobbarrforums is a great website to help do that. It is a not for profit supporter created web forum. Thats

Paul, Barr, Baldwin-three amigos in liberty

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Liberty Maven (Marc Gallagher) takes a look at the congressmen on the receiving end of money from Ron Paul’s PAC—and he is shocked! Supporting Rep. Don Young now looks like only the worst of Ron Paul’s “friends” because Young has such a good, truly conservative primary opponent.

Says Liberty Maven:

This list should give some food [...]

Barr: Two-party system has left U.S. in ‘constitutional wilderness’

Monday, August 25th, 2008

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quotes Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr as stating that the current two-party political system has left Americans “wandering in a constitutional wilderness.”

“The government now wants to subject us to full-body X-rays just to board a plane,” said the former Republican congressman from Cobb County. “The only way you have to prevent [...]

Zogby: Barr has critical impact in battleground states

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Zogby’s Electoral College map now gives Obama 260 electoral votes (no longer a clear majority), McCain 173, and 105 Electoral College votes in 12 states that Zogby considers too close to call. Zogby adds:

The changes are the conclusions of a Zogby International analysis of new Zogby interactive polling in 10 battleground states conducted [...]

Ron Paul compares Bob Barr and Chuck Baldwin

Monday, August 25th, 2008

In a recent CNN interview with Wolf Blitzer, Ron Paul had kind words to say about Bob Barr…

I think [Bob Barr] is running a very important race, and I’m encouraging him. I haven’t endorsed him, but he’s saying the kind of things I like to hear said, and I hope he does real well

and about [...]

Will libertarians again make the difference in Nevada?

Monday, August 25th, 2008

According to Brad Haynes in the Wall Street Journal,

Recent history shows Nevada’s frustrated conservatives can swing an election. The last Texan presidential candidate preaching small government, Ross Perot, took 10% of the vote here in 1992 and 27% in 1996, helping Democrat Bill Clinton to carry the state both times. A Libertarian Senate candidate in [...]

Ron Paul torn between Baldwin & Barr

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Chuck and Bob are mentioned two thirds of the way through the video.

Presidential debates set

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Here’s the info on the three presidential debates, and why, according to the Boston Globe, you probably won’t see Bob Barr or Ralph Nader on the stage.

Let’s have some magic and laughs for Bob Barr

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Magician/funnyman Penn Jillette (of Penn and Teller) makes no secret of his libertarian leanings, and he recently called The Hotline to make sure they knew who he’s supporting.

To no great surprise, he “supports Barr more than Oprah supports Obama.” But, he cautioned: “If you said to me right now, ‘Penn, you have superpowers under a [...]

Look what happened 100 years ago…

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

On the website of the Libertarian Party of Allen County, Pennsylvania, Robert Enders notes what happened 100 years ago:

What else happened in 1908? A mysterious object exploded over Siberia. The Cubs won the World’s Series. And a guy with a mustache was elected President. None of these things have happen since. But sometimes, things have [...]