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Discussion in 'Politics' started by KenH, Apr 9, 2008.
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“Here they go again .. all those emails from people who are upset with (1) Bob Barr running for president on the Libertarian Party ballot; and (2) my support for the Libertarian Party. (I’m a lifetime member.) These people are concerned that Barr’s candidacy are going to give us another Ross Perot situation … where votes for Perot essentially put Bill Clinton into office. Frankly … I’m really not going to be upset if the Republicans get their hats handed to them in this election.” – Neal Boortz
How many votes can Bob Barr draw, considering he'd be a third party candidate in this election? Enough votes to actually BE a threat to McCain? Barr is like the POSTER BOY for all the stuff that gave fuel to Obama's pastor's rants. No, I don't agree with nor condone what Wright said; I am merely referring to Barr's affiliation (implied?, actual?) with white supremacist groups.
Are staunch conservatives looking for a viable alternative and could they see it in Barr--DO they hate McCain enough to vote for Barr and by default let Obama win? And will this not further ignite the racial issues?
The Libertarian Party presidential candidate high water mark so far was set by Ed Clark in 1980 with 921,128 votes and 1.06% of the total vote.
Can Bob Barr, if he wins the LP nomination, break those marks? If he raises at least $20 million to spend in the general election I could see him making a run at those numbers.
Who's Bob Barr? Maybe that will give us an idea how many votes he'll get.
Check out his website in the first post in this thread, S & S.
See, this is what I'm wondering, too. Does he have enough national recognition (still) to garner enough support to even be a blip on the radar? I mean no disrespect to him or the Libertarian Party--just wondering out loud about his chances.
But this helps to continue the fact that this 2008 election cycle has certainly been an interesting one!