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Discussion in 'Politics' started by Salty, May 12, 2008.
Here is the artice about his announcement
Bobs offical website
I will consider voting for Bob:type:
I would vote for him. I have always liked him.
yes, I'll probably vote for him.
If Arkansas is taken out of play as is now looking likely - www.usnews.com/blogs/capital-commerce/2008/5/12/source-huckabee-tops-mccains-veep-list.html - as a dues paying member of the Libertarian Party and a sponsor of the Cato Institute I would certainly consider voting for Bob Barr if he wins the LP nomination. However, having followed LP politics for almost 30 years, Mr. Barr is not a shoo-in for winning the nomination on May 25 in Denver.
On a third party ticket?
Wouldn't even consider it.
It would be the same as a vote for a liberal democrat.
No it wouldn't. We need a third or even fourth party. This mentality that say we are stuck with two worthless parties is false. A vote is for who you cast it for and no one else.
As far as this election is concerned, it is.
What we don't need is a liberal democrat as a president. Split the conservative vote and that's what you'll get.
So, if you want to vote for Obama or Hillary, vote for Barr. Your idealism will get your worst nightmare elected.
Senator McCain has never had my vote at any point in time.
It well past time for Americans to reject the current two-party-only paradigm.
Fine, but meaningless words from an Obama supporter.
I really like Barr and many of his positions. Would I consider voting for him? Yes, but that does not mean that I will. At this time I am comfortable with John McCain. He is not my first choice, that would have been Ron Paul, but to change ships right now would be difficult since I have really ramped up my support for McCain. I don't wish to be seen as a bouncer and, as I said, I am comfortable with McCain. At this point in time I plan to continue supporting John McCain. If I do switch to Barr at some point it will probably only be out of protest. I am a Republican after all, though I will once again be voting for a Democrat for NC Governor in the fall. The candidate I voted for in the primary, Fred Smith, lost. Therefore I am supporting Bev Perdue for NC Governor.
You evidently don't know Bev Perdue personally.
I don't have to know a candidate personally, nor do I have to "like" them, to vote for them. I base my choices on issues, not personalities. I voted for Easley in '00 and '04. I have never met the man nor does that matter. He was a better candidate both years than the Republicans had.
Barr's entry can only bode well for the Democrats. Even though I've liked his politics for a long time, he has nothing to offer except to siphon off votes for McCain. McCain is IMO an awful choice, but he must be elected to keep the liberals somewhat at bay.
You might as well vote for Bob Barr in November if he wins the LP nomination, hillclimber1. Senator Obama is a shoo-in to win your state in the general election just as Senator McCain is shoo-in to win my state.
Arkansas is not a lock for the GOP.
Yes, it is - with or without Huckabee as the GOP VP candidate.
I think that I am correct in stating that since Reconstruction ended that Arkansas has never elected an African-American to any statewide or federal office - or even come close.
However, I am quite willing to be proven wrong that Senator Obama can run a competitive race in Arkansas with a chance to win my state.
I think that Arkansas is a lock if Huckabee is on the ticket.
If not, I think the state is in play. Your points are duly noted, but Arkansas is a very "blue" state. It's not necessarily overly liberal, but the Democratic party has historically dominated.
Some of it, of course, in recent elections, has been the odd "vote Democratic in everything but the presidential election," but I think we must factor in the reality that Arkansas has only one historically Republican district (NW Ark.), and the rest of the state goes blue. Both Senators are Democrats. The Governor is a Democrat. I don't know of any statewide offices that belong to the GOP.
Of course, Arkansas did go for Bush, too. I say all bets are off.
Just when you know a candidate on a personal level, that can sway your judgement quite a bit. That's probably my problem, in that I know her too well and wouldn't trust her for a second.
John McCain almost had me. But with his position on global warming and his lack of understanding concerning the oil crisis, I may lean towards Bob Barr. I have to look at Barr's web site and see if there is any pandering on his part toward the left. I cant stand this "reaching across the aisle" nonsense.
I will vote for the LP regardless of its nominee.