Friday, July 18, 2008

Meet Bob Barr, Libertarian for President

I think Bob Barr is going to add a very interesting element to this year's election. The mainstream media has, for the most part, ignored Bob Barr, but I think that's a mistake. I think Bob Barr could have a real impact. Bob Barr could even qualify for one or more of the presidential debates, which would definitely add something different to the mix. Bob Barr has been critical of both John McCain and Barack Obama.

Here's some video of Bob Barr.

Be sure to visit Bob Barr's website by clicking here.

1 comment:

JTylerBallance said...

Ralph Nader (I) McKinney (G) and Barr (L) are all going to be left out of the Presidential Debates run by the Presidential Debate Commission because one of the key qualification criteria is that the candidate must be polling at least 15%.

Only Ross Perot has done that well in recent times.

McKinney is an idiot and I really don't think she belongs in a national debate. The Green Party has made fools of themselves for picking McKinney as their nominee.

However, Nader and Barr both have real policy ideas and offer some thought provoking solutions to address the problems that we face.

Even though neither Nader nor Barr can win, their presence in the debates would surely draw Obama and McCain off of their pre-packaged talking points, so America might get a tiny glimpse of who these men really are.

The Presidential Debate Commission, jointly run by the Democrats and Republicans, needs to adjust the qualification criteria to those who poll five percent nationally, since at that level, a candidate could draw enough votes from one of the main party candidates to swing the election the opposite way.

Of course, the host of this blog knows this, and that is why you wrote about Barr and did not mention McKinney or Nader.

With Nader and Barr in the debates, there would be a pull from the Left for Nader and a pull from the Right by Barr, so the interests of all Americans would be better served and we might even get real debates and not just a series of consultant generated sound-bites.