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This was posted on Bob Barr's website. It is a post from the field director of his campaign. The post is on his personal myspace page as well : UPDATED: This statement has since been taken down and you will see why.


Earlier today, Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) held a press conference in Washington, D.C. where he said…well, nothing...

He invited Libertarian Party Presidential nominee Bob Barr and independent Presidential candidate Ralph Nader along with the nominees of two small, minor political parties to stand behind him as he encouraged Americans to vote for anyone other than Sens. Barak Obama and John McCain.

Ron Paul wasted the press corps' time with this press conference. It accomplished nothing and displayed a complete lack of leadership on Paul's part.

Of the four invitees, only Bob Barr had the sense to skip the event. He held his own press conference, also in Washington, D.C., later in the day.

Among the things in Ron Paul's statement was a reference to the "principled non-voter", claiming they are sending a message and should start a "League of Non Voters" to impact the nation and government.

So, in other words, Paul stated that people should not vote for Obama or McCain and should vote for a third party nominee…unless they really don't want to.

Allow me to set the good Doctor straight: "principled non voters" count the same, and have the same impact on America, as lazy, apathetic citizens who simply do not care enough to get involved and vote. There is no difference between the wannabe political philosopher who refuses to cast a vote "out of principle" and the lazy citizen who chooses to remain ignorant of the issues, the candidates and his or her government.

Keep in mind that some of Paul's followers have placed his name on the Presidential ballot in two states (Louisiana and Montana). Paul could have kept his name off the ballot in those states by simply requesting that he not be listed as a candidate in the general election, but in an effort in ego, he chose to allow his name to go on the ballot in direct competition with the other candidates he claims to encourage people to consider voting for.

Ron Paul has, again, blown a tremendous opportunity to lead and advance the agenda of the Constitution, and individual liberty. Since he launched his Presidential Exploratory Committee almost two years ago, Ron Paul has repeatedly said this campaign is not about the man (him) but about the message (liberty and the Constitution).

Really, Dr. Paul? Your actions belie your words.

If he were truly serious about this being "about the message" and not the man, he would be making sure that the message is resonating far and wide through and during the Presidential campaign.

The Libertarian Party begged him to accept its nomination and continue his campaign through Election Day. He declined.

The Libertarian Party then nominated the only credible pro-freedom candidate in the Presidential race, former Congressman Bob Barr, but Paul refused to support him, saying he is working for freedom within the Republican Party.

Backing Barr would have taken courage on Paul's part. Instead, today he took a cop-out course of action by encouraging a nondescript "vote third party" message that would water down the impact of the freedom vote. If Americans are serious about sending a message that demands the restoration of our civil liberties, an end to the war in Iraq, a foreign policy that makes sense and solid, realistic economic policies then there is only one option to vote for on November 4th – Bob Barr.

Ron Paul knows that. Instead, he encouraged watering down the vote while maximizing his marketing base for the Campaign for Liberty, his book sales, etc.

After Rep. Paul collected millions in donations from Libertarians, independents and Republicans during his campaign, he has since:

1) Sold his followers a book

2) Had people travel to (or donate to) a march on Washington D.C. that ultimately proved to be too small to even get noticed, much less have any sort of impact

3) Launched the "Campaign for Liberty" and hit up his followers, again, for donations to this organization that has made no noticeable effort to support liberty-minded candidates

4) Sold thousands of tickets to the "Rally for the Republic" in Minnesota, where he then sold t-shirts, more books, vendor booth space, advertising in the programs and a host of other things.

Ron Paul is now in the Ron Paul business – and business is lucrative.

As painful as it is to state the obvious: this campaign by the man is no longer about the message, it is about the money – lots of it. Other than in his pocket and in the pocket of his paid staff, where is all the money going?

No one seems to know for sure.

In a time of economic recession, Paul has found a way to keep going back to the financial well of his followers, creating yet another challenge for candidates who are still running for office at all levels and are unable to raise the funds needed to effectively spread the message of liberty and the Constitution.

I was among the first to donate to Dr. Paul's Exploratory committee and I also donated to his Presidential campaign. Once he dropped out of the race, though, I did the responsible thing and got behind the only remaining credible candidate, Bob Barr, who is capable of injecting the message Ron Paul claims to want to spread through Election Day and beyond.

America still needs to hear that message and only Bob Barr is capable of taking the message further down the field. Unfortunately, it is obvious that Ron Paul is more interested in making money off the message than helping spread it through someone else. Maybe he is worried that Bob Barr will publish a book and compete for customers.

Thousands of Americans rushed to join Ron Paul's campaign, myself included. For us, it has always been about the message. We were thrilled to have someone serve as spokesman for the cause of liberty and back a candidate who could leverage his position as a major-party candidate to spread our message to millions through the campaign.

That is why we donated millions of dollars collectively.

Since ending his Presidential campaign, though, Ron Paul has gone from being the hope for America to being a major obstacle to the message of freedom and the Constitution.

By contrast, Bob Barr showed that he is not just talking about and rallying for the message of freedom, he is doing something about the need to put liberty and Constitutional issues front and center in the Presidential campaign.

The Barr campaign continues to pick up steam in the national media and in the polls. People are listening and we cannot miss this opportunity to maximize our reach. The message is still getting out – because of Bob Barr.

Dr. Paul, where is the leadership from you? We certainly did not see any today in Washington, D.C.

Do Paul's loyal followers, I ask one simple question: Are you serious about continuing to spread the message of Liberty for America?

If so, prove it. Go to www.bobbarr2008.com and sign up for our email updates. Then, look for a MeetUp group in your area – if there isn't one already, start one. Also, make a donation to the campaign. In any event, get involved in the Barr campaign because this campaign is actually about the message.



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I'm voting Baldwin, as it

I'm voting Baldwin, as it stands now. If the debates open up, I'll look at it again.

OK, now I am sure; I don't like Barr at all.

For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
- John F. Kennedy

Mathew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Don't blame Ron Paul

Don't blame Ron Paul that your turd-sandwich candidate and giant douche running mate can't win over the appeal of Ron Paul's already liberty-minded supporters.

Ron Paul should have

Ron Paul should have accepted the Libertarian invitation and brought his support WITH him to ONE party.

The only place Bob Barr

is popular is in your wet dreams. Peace

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

actually, on the Ron Paul

actually, on the Ron Paul facebook group (where he has well over 90,000 supporters), nobody over there is considering anyone but Bob Barr.

well... I'm not anymore.... but still....

I guess, 90,000 is more than the 72 users here on DailyPaul.

You're not fooling anybody, avoice...

so if that's the case, why are y'all over here trying to sway we measly 72 users....Please!

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Ron Paul 2012...and beyond

I'm not trying to sway

I'm not trying to sway anyone. I hate Bob Barr.

I guess I'm just trying to open up your seemingly small-closed mind to, well, reality.

I may not like Bob Barr, but that's no reason to attack the few people here who have heeded Ron Paul's advice to pick one of the 4 3rd party candidates of their choice to support.

AGAIN...Bob Barr is an establishment toolbox....

Solely propped up to oppose Ron Paul.

This guy's attempt at SPIN is lame

In Christ,



Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

In The LORD Jesus Christ;

"where the Spirit of the LORD is, there is liberty." 2 Cor. 3:17


This was total shit, but it

This was total shit, but it was this guys opinion and not Bob Barr himself that said or wrote this.

I am not defending what was

I am not defending what was said or done though


I have said this several times before.

WE ARE OUR OWN WORST ENEMIES>>> Us in the freedom/anti-tax/911 truth/ ect LIBERTARIAN and the parties......



YOU GUYS SUCK and your FIRED!!!!!!! That guy who wrote this should have a psycological exam and a public examination for his BALLS.

Freedom may be worth searching for.

Remember, Dont battle the govt with guns(ALONE), Beat them in court, in state legislature, or hire Ron Paul for president.

Freedom may be worth searching for.

I have given up on my fellow Americans, (not DPers) as I will not shed one more calorie trying to awaken anyone else who is not a critical thinker and does not have the inherent feeling that something is wrong.



excuse me, I don't support

excuse me, I don't support Bob Barr, and I am equally pissed about his/their actions, and their criticism of Ron Paul. However, I think they deserve the chance to explain themselves.... in fact, I demand that they do.

They can't, Dale

Their mouths are already busy with McCain and Cheney's members.

excuse me, I don't support

excuse me, I don't support Bob Barr, and I am equally pissed about his/their actions, and their criticism of Ron Paul. However, I think they deserve the chance to explain themselves.... in fact, I demand that they do.

The author of this forgot to

The author of this forgot to sign it "Undercover Neo-Con"

Let it die folks. Lets get back to spreading the same message of Freedom and Liberty.

excuse me, I don't support

excuse me, I don't support Bob Barr, and I am equally pissed about his/their actions, and their criticism of Ron Paul. However, I think they deserve the chance to explain themselves.... in fact, I demand that they do.

I have a problem with the

I have a problem with the accusations of wrong doing by Ron Paul/his campaign.

I have an even bigger problem with the LP criticizing Ron Paul and saying he has bad judgment by urging people to vote for a 3rd party candidate.

Bob Barr is delusional if he thinks he or any other 3rd party has a chance of winning this election... so it's irrelevant what Ron Paul did.

People like choices... they like to be individuals. Ron Paul has given them that by showing them more options. If anything, Ron Paul's decision/actions will get even more people to vote. His decision was to try and open up the system, NOT win the election with a particular candidate.

so does this mean you are

so does this mean you are finally giving up your support of Bob DoucheFu*kTard@ssHat Barr?

um, I never really supported

um, I never really supported him in the beginning.... but I'm even more unlikely to vote for him now.

This is way too critical of Ron Paul.

There's nothing wrong with making money. And the money is being used to promote liberty. And if he makes money personally from his own book, what's wrong with that? It's not as if he's stealing. He's selling the message of liberty. The book could not have been published and publicized and distribute as widely if it was free.

Also Dr. Paul has to do a balancing act with supporting Barr while holding on to his Republican House seat. Paul has made many favorable comments of Barr in the media.

"Just like Alex Jones will do; he'll try to put words in my mouth... You try to put words in my mouth too, just like Alex Jones does." - Ron Paul http://www.youtube.com/watc

"Just like Alex Jones will do; he'll try to put words in my mouth... You try to put words in my mouth too, just like Alex Jones does." - http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2370864598223573012&...

steve ?

why are you promoting this on a Ron Paul page ? this is not good for you .

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lol this is just effin

lol this is just effin asinine. not only that, but completely off base and totally misunderstood the purpose behind the press announcement. he IS wasting the presses time because theyre trying to pin him down to support someone else. he used that time to try to shake and jar people a little bit from this exact veil of blindness and ignorance this writer talks about attributing towards the 'lazy who dont vote' . eff this amateur id like to see him live through 10 terms in congress and a war and 2 presidential candidacies before he makes such bold statements. id slug this asshole if i met him.

Blog Remarks by Mike Ferguson Removed at Barr Campaign Request


"Wow...what a day. A blog that typically gets about 25 views per day received over 4,000 in a matter of hours.

The Bob Barr campaign has asked that I remove my blog posting from earlier today, so I have.

That post was written by me and reflected MY views - it was not intended to represent the Barr campaign.

So, feel free to continue to send the email replies, in support or in opposition."

Hey Mark Ferguson

Not only did you take down that post, but you took down all of your posts. You even deleted ones talking about how you had a booth at the Rally for the Republic. You sure didn't have a problem using Ron Paul's events to try to get his supporters to vote Libertarian.

If they were your real views, and I'm sure they are, why don't you stand by them.

You are nothing but a spineless leech.

Barr Is A Clown, And His Campaign May Destroy The LP

I guess his job is to alienate, well, everybody.

Don't waste time with frauds Obama, McCain, Nader or Barr - join the Campaign For Liberty! http://www.campaignforliberty.com/ The Constitution is more important than voting for the evil of 4 lessers

"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

And I think that was Barr's

motive all along.

Candid photo of Bob Barr follows

Why vote for the lesser of two evils when you can go all in?
vote Satan/Paulson '08

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