Archive for the 'Bob Barr' Category

Bob Barr and Mike Gravel: Live! In Person! One Night Only!

Friday, May 9th, 2008

The title was lifted to show how a Reason Facebook-promoted event is currently being billed. Here are the details provided:

A debate on the libertarian vote in 2008

Event Host: Reason magazine
Type: Music/Arts – Jam Session
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Time: 4:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: Reason
Street:1747 Connecticut Ave NW
City/Town: Washington, DC

Description: As the Republicans settled on John McCain [...]

Bob Barr, Chuck Baldwin and the elusive Ron Paul endorsement everyone keeps speculating about

Friday, May 9th, 2008

From David Weigel at Reason:

I saw Ron Paul on Wednesday, at a signing event for The Revolution, and he told me he won’t endorse Baldwin or Barr. He’ll kinda-sorta endorse both. He won’t stop them from using photos of him or talking about his campaign.

“Chuck was in my office today to say hello,” Paul said. [...]

ADVISORY: Bob Barr to host press conference Monday, 5/12 to discuss plans, 2008 elections

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

From the Barr 2008 Presidential Exploratory Committee:

Former Georgia Congressman Bob Barr will hold a press conference on Monday May 12 to discuss his future plans and the 2008 election. Rep. Barr (bio here) launched an exploratory committee last month to determine whether he should file as a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination.

Who: [...]

Bob Barr to Debate at Oxford University

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

From the Bob Barr 2008 Presidential Exploratory Committee:

Former Congressman Bob Barr has been invited to speak at the Oxford Union at the University of Oxford, the world’s most prestigious debating forum. Several U.S. Presidents have spoken at Oxford, including former Presidents Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, and Richard Nixon.

The topic of the debate will be “This [...]

LP Presidential Candidate FEC and Liberty Decides ‘08 Filings

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

From the Libertarian Party blog:

Wayne Allyn Root
LD ‘08: $15,764.00
Individual: $29,988.00
Candidate: $4,421.90

Daniel Imperato
LD ‘08: $10,474.00
Individual: $0.00
Candidate: $0.00

Michael Jingozian
LD ‘08: $8,490.00
Individual: $13,090.79
Candidate: $0.00

Mike Gravel*^
LD ‘08: $895.00
Individual: $447,378.97
Candidate: $0.00

Steve Kubby**
LD ‘08: $1,280.00
Total: $2,951.22

Alden Link
LD ‘08: $885.00
Individual: $259.00
Candidate: $4,225.00

George Phillies
LD ‘08: n/a
Individual: $16,727.75
Candidate: $81,527.01

Mary Ruwart***
LD ‘08: $1,060.00
Individual: n/a
Candidate: n/a

Christine Smith**
LD ‘08: $2,460.00
Total: $16,244.00

Bob Barr (still in Presidential exploratory phase):
Total [...]

Unsolicited Advice for Bob Barr

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

I’ve only been an occassional contributor on TPW since Steve Gordon took over the site a few months ago. Partly to give Steve room to make things his own, and partly because I haven’t been as excited as I usually am about what’s going on. The promised Bloomberg or Unity ‘08 independent ticket [...]

Bob Barr on Health Care

Monday, May 5th, 2008

The anti-endorsements of Libertarian Party presidential candidates

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Over the last few days, people have been commenting about various endorsements for Libertarian Party presidential candidates. While one can learn something about a candidate by these endorsements, one can also learn from who is criticizing the candidates.

Former Libertarian Party vice-presidential candidate Chris Bennett provides the latest published criticism of Wayne Allyn Root I’ve [...]

LP news updates

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

Paul Farris wants Ron Paul to run on the Libertarian Party ticket:

Now is the time to demand Ron Paul be on every ballot in America come November 2008. The Libertarian Convention is 22-26 May in Denver. Now is the time for Ron Paul to put his name in the hat for a sure presidential nomination [...]

Bob Barr: Government Intervention and the Nanny State

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

Bob Barr wins Georgia delegate straw poll

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Georgia conducted an e-mail straw poll of actual Libertarian Party National Convention delegates. Here are the results:

GA delegation e-mail straw poll results:

Straw Poll:
Do you have a preference for the Presidential nominee?

[ ] Bob Barr ——- 19.3 —— 74.4 %
[ ] Jim Burns
[ ] [...]

Bob Barr in the Philly Inquirer

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Sam Wood of the Philadelphia Inquirer just conducted an interview of Bob Barr. Here are some of the highlights.

Barr’s epiphany:

Inquirer: As a Republican congressman, you were among the most visible and vocally conservative. What caused you to suddenly switch parties two years ago? Did you have a Paul-on-the-road-to-Damascus experience that led to your conversion?

Barr: [...]

Bob Barr: Joining the LP

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Bob Barr on Taxes and Spending

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Bob Barr: Why the Libertarian Party?

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Bob Barr on ReasonTV

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Barr, Nader included in latest Zogby poll

Monday, April 28th, 2008

From Zogby International:

Republican John McCain trails Democrat Barack Obama by three points in a national general election test, but leads Democrat Hillary Clinton by 10 points, the latest Zogby Interactive survey shows.

The online poll, conducted April 25-28, 2008, shows that Obama retains 80% support among Democrats, compared to just 66% of Democrats who said they [...]

Report from the Constitution Party National Convention

Friday, April 25th, 2008

by Mike Ferguson

I’m here covering the event for the Kansas City Metro Voice, for Third Party Watch and for my online TV show, “Missouri Viewpoints”.

There are about 250 delegates here in Kansas City. I’m guessing there are probably around 100 other attendees as well – there’s a great deal of people moving around during and [...]

LP presidential media wrap-up

Friday, April 25th, 2008

John McCaslin reports that Bob Barr will be a guest at the 2008 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. In a different article, McCaslin reports the following:

Former Republican congressman and rumored 2008 Libertarian Party candidate for president Bob Barr was seen huddling with pundits and leaders of various state-based center-right and libertarian think tanks and [...]

Hillary Clinton as an independent presidential candidate?

Friday, April 25th, 2008

From Joe Rothstein:

Consider this scenario:
—After the last primary election votes are counted in South Dakota and Montana June 3 just enough superdelegates declare for Obama to insure his nomination by the thinnest of margins.
—Hillary Clinton claims that the decision to exclude the Florida and Michigan delegations has distorted the nominating process and that the only [...]

In Alaska, does one senator still outrank two congressmen?

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Dave Weigel just interviewed Mike Gravel. Having spent some time with Gravel a couple of weekends ago and knowing Weigel pretty well, I can certainly imagine the facial expressions and other nuances during this exchange:

GRAVEL: Who would I be a good vice presidential pick for? I don’t know if the Libertarian Party has had, [...]

Presidential Video Day at Third Party Watch

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

We thought we’d provide some video of the key independent and third party contenders for the presidential race in 2008. Our goal was to provide footage of video which (for the most part) hasn’t ever been embedded at Third Party Watch before. When possible, we selected video from the candidate’s official YouTube channel [...]

Bob Barr Introduces Ron Paul at CPAC

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Bob Barr’s Sunday radio interview

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Crazy for Liberty has a new Bob Barr interview posted from their program at AM 1320 WHIE in the Atlanta suburbs. In the interview, Barr answered many questions a lot of people on this site have been asking. One interesting response deals with his current position on the Defense of Marriage Act. [...]

LP presidential candidates in the news

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Here are some recent news stories about Libertarian presidential hopefuls that weren’t generated by Third Party Watch. I’m mixing some news and some opinion in this article.

Bob Barr at Newsmax:

Best quote: “Former Republican Rep. Bob Barr is seen as the Libertarian Party’s most likely presidential candidate — and he could wind up torpedoing John [...]