RE: Bob Barr From DON RASMUSSEN, Events Coordinator, C4LSubmitted by duff on Wed, 09/10/2008 - 12:58
FROM DON RASMUSSEN, EVENTS COORDINATOR, CAMPAIGN FOR LIBERTY:
“The following reflect my personal feelings and is not endorsed by Dr. Paul or Campaign for Liberty.
“I am deeply disappointed by Bob Barr’s decision not to participate in today’s press conference just as I have been disappointed with the Barr campaign throughout this election cycle.
“The idea that he was busy is absurd. I am sitting in the National Press Club right now waiting for his hastily called press conference to begin. This is the same building where Dr. Paul’s presser just ended. Barr committed to participate, but had his campaign manager call us minutes before it started to tell us that Bob thinks “it just isn’t worth it.” I look forward to hearing him explain how breaking a promise to Congressman Paul constitutes a wise campaign strategy.
“It is my great hope that the alternative parties will present the American people with quality candidates that offer a real option. Clearly the Libertarian Party has failed to do so. Bob Barr has repeatedly broken his promises to Dr. Paul, showed up uninvited at C4L events, and made statement contrary to Dr. Paul’s beliefs while still claiming the mantle of heir to the R3VOLution.
“Hopefully, the LP will find a way to reject this candidate without rejecting the idea of engagement in practical politics.”