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Bob Barr, Running for Congress Again, Doesn't Want to Discuss Current DOMA Position

Former Rep. Bob Barr, R-Ga., authored and introduced the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. During his 2008 candidacy for president as the Libertarian Party's nominee he apologized for his stewardship of the bill, which was partially invalidated Wednesday by the U.S. Supreme Court.

But now Barr is running for Congress again, as a Republican, and he's not going to speak about the issue.

"We're not issuing any comment on this," Barr campaign manager Jeff Breedlove told U.S. News. "That's not going to change."


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Because he doesnt want to

Because he doesnt want to piss anyone off. This is the sort of issue that no matter what you say, one side will not like it. This is also completely a diversionary issue because there are plenty more important things to deal with.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

True but

Barr was the one who authored and introduced the Defense of Marriage Act

He has to walk a fine line

he is against DOMA today even though he helped pass it (as did Clinton) but unlike Clinton he needs the support of anti-gay conservatives to get elected.

Why isn't he running for U.S.

Why isn't he running for U.S. Congress in the Libertarian Party?

After Seeing What It Was Like He Didn't Want To Do It Again

Something he has in common with Dr. Paul.

And here's something he doesn't have in common with the good doctor: Bob Barr voted yes on the Patriot Act (some libertarian).

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard