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Barr formally asks Ron to be his VP!

Just got an email from the Barr campaign with an announcement that Bob has formally asked Ron Paul to be his running mate!

Bob Barr Shows Leadership to Unify Liberty Movement

Asks Paul to Run as his Vice President

Atlanta, GA - Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party nominee for president, has invited GOP Congressman Ron Paul to be his running mate in the upcoming election. In a letter sent to Paul, Barr called Paul one of the "few American patriots" who exist in today's society, and asked him to "seriously consider this final offer as an opportunity to show true, lasting leadership beyond party politics."

Barr cited Paul's 1987 letter to then-GOP Chairman Frank Fahrenkopf, in which Paul stated that, "after years of trying to work through the Republican Party both in and out of government. . . concluded that efforts must be carried on outside the Republican Party."

Though recognizing Paul's personal investment in the Republican Party and his recent attempts to reform the party from inside, Barr said he disagreed with Paul's strategy. "Better options remain that will carry a message of liberty onto the ballot in November and beyond," Barr stated, adding at a news conference called today at the National Press Club, that "change in politics and public policy in America cannot and will not be done from within the current, two-party system."

Barr continued, "'The status quo will not change the status quo' and impact comes entirely from gaining votes in the General Election." That is why Barr said he would remain focused on the Libertarian Party's electoral effort and clear message, and why he invited Paul to join him.

"While you declined my offer to seek the Libertarian presidential nomination many months ago, I ask that you seriously consider this final offer as an opportunity to show true, lasting leadership beyond party politics," Barr stated in his letter to Paul.

Barr's running mate, Wayne Allyn Root, expressed support: "As the Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee, I believe in one thing above all else-principle. There can be no compromise on the ideals of limited government, lower taxes, lower spending, and more freedom for the American people. Those are the principles to which I've dedicated my life. The GOP and Democratic candidates only give lip service-at best-to these ideals and principles. It is only an act at election time every four years."

"I want to end the charade once and for all," Root continued. "I am willing to sacrifice anything to advance the cause of liberty, freedom, smaller government and to enable the American taxpayer to keep more of their own money and property. Understanding Dr. Ron Paul's reputation and name recognition in the freedom movement, I am willing to step aside as Libertarian vice presidential candidate if he would be willing to take my place. I will pledge to work day and night, just as I have as the vice presidential nominee, to support Dr. Paul. I believe this is a wonderful opportunity for the Libertarian and freedom movements. I encourage Dr. Paul to accept Congressman Barr's offer. The campaign is making this offer because we believe there is no sacrifice too large when it comes to improving the lives of the American people and American taxpayers."

Barr's letter to Paul can be found here (PDF).

Paul's letter to the GOP can be found here (JPG).

Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr represented the 7th District of Georgia in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003.

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t is wrong w/ you people

seriously you want this endeavor to be limited to a couple websites. yeah that is the way to spread the message to the same people who visit over and over again. take this opportunity to spread this message . the media has been acknowledgeing ron paul in a good light cause they did not expect to see much more of him. with out him in the limelight we have no chance for a peaceful change.

When they have hot fudge sundaes in hell...

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Ron Paul, the godfather of the freedom movement, to play second fiddle to a guaranteed loser and poor, pale imitation of himself? I don't think so!

Ron Paul has already been down that road, as the standard bearer. He now leads something much more important with far more promise that the LP.

It would be folly for him to give that up, and Ron knows it.

Never voting for a big 'L'

Libertarian again until they kick Barr out of the party.

Candid photo of Bob Barr follows

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

"the only thing that keeps the banking system from failing is general ignorance about how the banking system works."

Bob Barr has really thrown a

Bob Barr has really thrown a monkey wrench into our revolution and probably has done more to divide us than anything else.

Barr is trying to spin this whole situation in his favor. Make Ron Paul look like the bad guy.

You know what, it's Barr and the leadership of the Libertarian Party that screwed this all up. They offered RP their nomination at the worst possible time. Right, offer him the nomination before the primaries even got underway. That would have given RP ZERO chance in the Republican Party.

They offered RP a coal, but are now calling it a diamond. Please LP, give me a break.

If Bob Barr really cares he would offer RP the LP nomination right now.

My impression is that Barr is ONLY doing this because he wants and needs Ron Paul's support to get anywhere significant.



"Bob Barr Shows Leadership to Unify Liberty Movement"

...yeah we saw that today. Great work...

truth liberate

LOL! You must really think

LOL! You must really think we're DUMB!!! THINK AGAIN!!


And I have formally asked Bob Barr

to kiss my hairy ass!

After all, he so obviously loves kissing the collective asses of the CIA and the Neocon establishment, having from the first been an obivous plant to siphon support from REAL lovers of liberty.


That wasn't on purpose. The letter from Bob Barr had a link to the newspaper article and I was briefly confused until I noticed the date myself.

In other news

Ross Perot invites Admiral Stockdale to be his running mate, in 1992.

Yep. Just as relevant.


ok now that really made me laught hard


That's what I was gonna say but you beat me to it...

Paul's letter is from 1987.....

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Ron Paul 2012...and beyond

what a retard... march of

what a retard... march of 1987!

as for me and my home, we shall worship the LORD

That letter is from 1987

what a bs post

Truth exists, and it deserves to be cherished.