Bob Barr invited Ron Paul to be his vice-presidential candidate, replacing pro-Afghanistan surger Wayne Allyn Root, and when Paul said no, Barr decided to ditch the press event he originally agreed to attend. His campaign is spinning this as “leadership to unify the liberty movement.”
Unwilling to appear on stage with fellow third-party aspirants Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney, and Chuck Baldwin, Barr backed out of Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty event at the last minute, leaving the LP’s Austin Peterson in the lurch. He then staged his own solo press conference, where he was largely denounced by supporters of Paul, including Adam Kokesh, an Iraq War veteran whom Russ Verney attempted to silence.
Barr was asked whether he was a GOP agent attempting to destroy the LP. He denied it.