Barr and Nader both appear on Sunday talk shows

“The Caucus,” the political blog of the New York Times, notes that Bob Barr and Ralph Nader usually “get little coverage” of their campaigns, but last Sunday both of them appeared political talk shows. Barr appeared on “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace,” and Nader appeared on ABC News’ “This Week.”

Why this sudden burst of publicity?

Mr. Barr and Mr. Nader, as minor-party candidates in a system built around two-party dominance, get little coverage, and polls show them drawing perhaps a combined 7 percent of the vote. But that could make a difference.

The Times added:

It remains unclear how muscular a campaign Mr. Barr will be able to run. Mr. Wallace highlighted that Mr. Barr had raised only a minuscule $300,000. The candidate, however, said that his campaign would begin in earnest only after July 4.

Barr’s appearance on the Sunday show also received detailed coverage in The Hill, a newspaper of Capitol Hill, and was the lead item in the Washington Post’s campaign blog, “The Trail.”

2 Responses to “Barr and Nader both appear on Sunday talk shows”

  1. disinter Says:

    The candidate, however, said that his campaign would begin in earnest only after July 4.

    So barf is just sitting around buying air conditioners in the mean time?

  2. End the Empire Says:

    LOL-and paying HIGH PRICE help…

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