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*Bob Barr News Conference*

http://www.reason.com/blog/#128719

Barr opened with a statement on how he'd gotten to this point, and why he'd not attended the Paul event.

- In December 2007, he authored the LP's statement of intent to nominate Ron Paul for president if he lost the GOP nomination. Paul turned it down.

- Yesterday Barr sent Paul a letter (which I have a copy of, and I'll scan in a bit) asking Paul to run as Barr's vice presidential nominee. Wayne Allyn Root agreed to step aside if Paul wanted the job. Paul turned this down.

- Barr signed onto the statement of principles that Nader, McKinney and Baldwin signed, and stands by it. But he declined the offer to appear this morning.

"This is no reflection, certainly, on the tremendous and positive leadership that Ron Paul has provided to the liberty movement over the years. He recognized, for example, the strength of that movement, which has to come from the outside, back in 1987," when he left the GOP. What Barr is offering voters is...
bold, focused, specific leadership. That is not the amorphous kind that says "any of the above" or "none of the above." That's not leadershp. What is leadership is what I, and our campaign, and the LP are doing. Putting before the American people not a wish list, not a menu of things you can pick and choose, not a group of candidates, but a candidate for president, Bob Barr, who stands for very specific programs and policies and direction for this country.

Some of Paul's supporters, sitting in the back of the room, snickered at this. Barr pushed on. "The primaries are over" and the only measure of libertarian success will be how many votes the LP gets.

The print press asked for more details on Barr's offer to Paul and details on what Barr supported from the message of that earlier event. Kokesh raised his hand and started talking; Barr campaign chairman Russ Verney asked him to identify his media organization. "I'm an independent blogger," Kokesh said. Verney and Kokesh talked over each other for about 30 seconds, Verney trying to move on, Kokesh explaining what had made him so angry. "Leadership is not just about knowing when to lead, but knowing when to follow," Kokesh said. "You failed that test today and I retract my endorsement of you."

There were more harsh questions (is Barr a Republican agent trying to destroy the LP?) but nothing quite that harsh. The conference emptied out and Barr's staff kept on message: All respect to Ron Paul, but "support one of these nice candidates" is not a libertarian campaign. "Dr. Paul is allowing the Ron Paul Revolution to wither," said Barr aide Shane Cory.



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This is a old thread

lets move on. :)

gigione

There can be only one.

It's to bad Mr. Barr didn't show at the press conference. He could have showed who he is. If he had he would have received a lot of support. I hope it doesn't deter too many who like his message. We need a relief from the Republicans and Democrats. I hope we can find one man to get behind. I hope all the presidential candidates can get together to support one of them. This problem is bigger than anyone mans' ego.

Bob Barr and the Libertarian

Bob Barr and the Libertarian Party can go to Hell! They have been sellouts for a long time now but this year takes the cake with the neocon warmongering drug warrior Barr on the ticket. I looked into this asshole for about 2 minutes before it became clear that this guy is about as libertarian as Hillary Clinton.

Bob Barr is an unprincipled pig and needs to be humiliated in this election even further than he's already humiliated himself with his asinine commentary on Glenn Beck's show today.

If you vote for Barr you might as well burn Ron Paul in effigy. Enough said!

Barr shoulda known...

that Paul wouldn't accept the VP slot. Ron Paul has said all along that he had no interest in a third party candidacy. Been there, done that. And isn't his consistency one of the reasons we all respect Ron Paul? Barr, being a politician and not a statesman, doesn't get this.

I think he's an idiot. Barr would have gotten lots more mileage out of the whole deal if he'd shown up and asked RP in public to be his veep. RP still would have declined, maybe been a little embarrassed and/or p.o.'ed to be blind-sided like that, but many in the RP army would have appreciated the gesture and liked Barr for it. Instead, he pulls this stunt. The man's an idiot.

I was leaning toward a Baldwin vote, though I'm uncomfortable with the overt religiosity of the CP. I didn't really trust Barr because of his record in office, and I don't quite buy his conversion. He could have earned my vote though, but now it's no way, no how, no Bob Barr.

Say YES to Dr. No!

In Spite of Baldwin's faith

I'll still probably vote for him. And recommend that most others dothe same. To wit:

Just my idea of a coordinated optimal impact.

If you live in Oklahoma, you have no choice. Write-in Ron Paul.

If you live in Montana or Louisiana, rejoice! You get to vote for Ron Paul!

If you live in New Hampshire, please vote for George Phillies (the other Libertarian).

If you live in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, or West Virginia, vote for Chuck Baldwin.

If you live in Arizona, California, The Dakotas, The District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin, or Wyoming, you have my condolences. You’ll need to vote for Cynthia McKinney.

If you live in Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, or Texas, you have my deepest condolences. You’re stuck with Ralph Nader. Sorry.

If you can’t stomach my recommendations, then, if your State permits, I guess you should write in Ron Paul.

This decision is rather painful for me, as it will be the first Presidential election for me (since 1976) in which I will not be voting for the Libertarian. It looks as though the Barr Campaign has burned that bridge, and it likely won’t be rebuilt until at least 2010.

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Good post!

Why don't you start your own thread? Or do you have already. It should be put frontpage.

Dr. Paul cured my apathy

Ron Paul was right

its a good post

but Nader should be given a better sentiment here for Christ Sake!
LOL

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When a bear attack...

was coming, Barr jumped up a tree and left Dr. Paul to fend for himself.

Then after fighting off the bear and lying there bloodied and beaten, Barr yelled down from the tree "Hey, do you want to be my Vice Presdient?"

WHAT???

Pawnstorm

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-Ron Paul

Below the Barr

Bob Barr is a joke. How dare he. Then he had the gall to ask Paul to be running mate. Barr, you're a neocon and looking out for yourself. Disgusting

We need to build political strength and political will.

We need to build political strength and political will.

Never trusted him and

I will not vote for someone like him. The Good Doctor has integrity, class and dignity none of which I see in Mr. Barr. And for the record Mr. Shane Cory, the rEVOLution has just begun!

"For with God Nothing shall be impossible"

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" MLK

At the Bobber news conference

"The Bobber marionette did a fine dance as his Neocon puppetmasters skillfully worked his strings, but the ventriloquism was poorly done, and rather obvious as the voice of Dick Cheney."

I got taken for a ride for two weeks

supporting this guy.

feel sick~good I only posted 2 pro Barr threads in those two weeks.

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youre in good company

for awhile there it seemed that IF Ron Paul were to support a candidate itd either be barr or Baldwin- barr seemed the logical choice in terms of more popularity/name recognition.

Live Free or Diebold

(!)

"What Barr is offering voters is...
bold, focused, specific leadership"

...yeah

truth liberate

Looser

BoB Barr is nothing special.. So by dissing Paul he tried to draw a spotlight to himself. End of story.

Live Free or Die.

Live Free or Die.

Send in the clean up crew...

the damage is done, and so is Bobby BarrSinister.

Isn't it interesting that

Isn't it interesting that Bob Barr offered for his VP to step down...

and Chuck Baldwin offered to step down himself? Baldwin stated that a few months ago...

So I wonder, who really and truly supports RP and wants him to be the leader of the free world?

...

Stop being stupid!

Ron Paul was given the chance to run as the libertarian candidate he refused....I don't want this movement to die...but ....unless there are ALOT of votes for liberty in November,that's exactly what it is going to do....Paul should run with Barr and shake up the election!Stop your bellowing about him!...He is the best and most viable candidate at this time!

Ron Paul'08

Ron Paul can't and won't

It could cost him his ability to grill Ben Bernanke under oath, and that bird is "in the hand." Trade that for a chance to be Barr's VP on a (probable) losing ticket?
Ron Paul is too smart for that.
Now, accept that Barr is a neocon tool, and you will start making better decisions.

Truth exists, and it deserves to be cherished.

in many states

it is the law that only VP name can be changed on the ballot.
Get the whole picture.

peace

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..........Kokesh explaining

..........Kokesh explaining what had made him so angry. "Leadership is not just about knowing when to lead, but knowing when to follow," Kokesh said. "You failed that test today and I retract my endorsement of you."

Trust in God, but tie your camel tight.

"Socialism needs two legs on which to stand; a right and a left. While appearing to be in complete opposition to one another,they both march in the same direction." - Paul Proctor

good for kokesh

i really like kokesh but was a bit disappointed when i learned he was supporting babarr.
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Sweet!!

Sweet!!

Realistically,

The Barr camp must feel they have an advantage over the other 3rd party candidates and are just posturing to maintain their percieved lead.

But, Ron Paul has indicated to us that debate access is crucial. We should do every thing we can to get debates between the front runners and the 4 3rd party candidates, including Barr.

Each candidate will win or lose by their own words in an honest debate.

But each of the 3rd party candidates are armed with 4 agreed upon issues that are really what the American people care about.

The 3rd party candidates would knock the socks off of McCain and Obama.

I emailed the press guy Andrew Davis

His reply after I stated that Brr not attending the forum was a snub move on his part.

"Bob invited Paul to be his VP. I hardly call that a snub."
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Andrew Davis
Deputy Press Secretary
Bob Barr for President Campaign
Andrewdavis@bobbarr2008.com
Office: 1-800-BOB-BARR
Cell: 202-731-0002
www.BobBarr2008.com

I find your post...

Tough Titties said the Kitties

But the milks still good!

That's really uncalled for Johnu78

I met Mr. Barr in the Target Center before the Rally for the Republic. To me he seems like a genuine good guy. He, like all of us, has woken up to the deception and coersion of the neocon mainstream parties and is trying to spread the message of freedom. I will probably vote for him in the general election.

does anyone have any video of the Bob Barr conference?

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