One such group of Ron Paul supporters, the Poker Players Alliance, has definitively made up its mind: They give Barr/Root the same rating as Ron Paul — “A+.” Meanwhile, Chuck Baldwin has the ignominious distinction of receiving the worse grade possible, an “F.”
Of Barr/Root, PPA says:
The Libertarian Party strongly supports our right to play. This Libertarian ticket also has the potential to push the GOP back toward libertarian (small ‘l’) positions to keep small government conservatives in the fold. Additionally, Rep. Barr’s campaign replied affirmatively to my inquiry on his online poker stand.
Baldwin, by contrast, is criticized for once saying, “Can you imagine a country without legalized gambling?”
The gambling plank of the Constitution Party’s platform is also cited:
Gambling promotes an increase in crime, destruction of family values, and a decline in the moral fiber of our country. We are opposed to government sponsorship, involvement in, or promotion of gambling, such as lotteries, or subsidization of Native American casinos in the name of economic development. We call for the repeal of federal legislation that usurps state and local authority regarding authorization and regulation of tribal casinos in the states.
Of the major-party candidates, Hillary Clinton received the highest grade (B). Barrack Obama received a “C, “and John McCain a “D.”