Doug Craig — proprietor of Crazy for Liberty and a Barr delegate at the Denver convention — had this to say about the Barr campaign’s recent press release imploring libertarians to “give thanks to God” for the “life and work” of Jesse Helms:
Sometimes being a party man does not override common sense… I understand You should not talk ill of the dead but you should smart enough to know this man was not liked by Libertarians. Bob Barr would have been better off keeping this to himself. If this is how he felt then he should have sent a private letter to the family. Why would you poke the hard core Libertarians in the eye with this press release?
Craig also said that the above post would be his last about Bob Barr for a while, and seemed to indicate he was rescinding his support for the candidate he helped nominate in Denver. “I will continue to work on state party stuff including are great local candidates,” Craig said. He also indicated that Georgian Libertarians would likely be upset by his post.