Apparently, the love-fest between Al Gore and Bob Barr is not one-sided, as previously assumed.
According to The Hill:
Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr praised Al Gore on Thursday for his commitment to addressing climate change and said he has met with the former vice president several times to discuss possible solutions.
“There obviously is a role for government,” Barr said, deviating substantially from libertarian philosophy for at least the second time this week. Earlier, he said he wanted to give the Federal Reserve more oversight powers to regulate the housing market and “privatize” Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by contradictorily increasing government support for and regulation of the publicly traded firms.
“Thereâ€™s a role for private industry,” Barr continued. “Thereâ€™s a role for nonprofits and certainly a role for the American people, individually and collectively.”