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Senator McCain's Worst Nightmare

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by KenH, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. KenH

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    Yeah.. .uh huh....sure....
     
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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

    - http://blog.bobbarr2008.com/
     
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    Serious questions:
    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?
     
  5. KenH

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    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.
     
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    Who's Bob Barr? Maybe that will give us an idea how many votes he'll get.
     
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    Check out his website in the first post in this thread, S & S.
     
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    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!
     
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