Bob Barr campaign update

The Barr campaign has boldly predicted McCain will lose Georgia.

ATLANTA, GA – “Senator John McCain will not win Georgia,” predicts Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party nominee for president. “His shrinking poll numbers are an indication that McCain is losing touch with the American public as we get closer to November 4th.”

“Sen. McCain never connected with the fiscal conservatives in Georgia,” says Barr. “His lack of a principled stand on issues such as reducing the size of government and cutting spending bothers Georgia voters. Sen. McCain can’t say with a straight face he will not raise taxes or increase government spending, given his support for such extremely expensive federal government programs like the recent massive bailouts for Wall Street. Clearly, McCain has failed to attract the hearts and support of Georgia voters.”

“Sen. Obama will not so much win Georgia, as Sen. McCain will lose the state,” Barr adds.

“Georgia voters looking for a candidate who truly believes in limiting the size of government and reducing taxes should vote for Bob Barr and the Libertarian Party,” says Barr.

Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr represented the 7th District of Georgia in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003. Barr’s name will appear before 95 percent of Americans when the vote on Election Day – more than any other third-party or independent candidate.

Reacting to yesterday’s ballot access loss in Connecticut, the Barr campaign says

ATLANTA, GA – A U.S. Federal District Judge yesterday allowed the state of Connecticut to keep Libertarian Presidential Nominee Bob Barr off the November ballot despite Barr meeting the legislative requirements for ballot access.

The Libertarian Party of Connecticut properly submitted over 12,000 signatures to meet the 7,500-signature requirement of the state.

The state miscounted the number of petitions submitted by the Libertarian Party of Connecticut and improperly struck hundreds, if not thousands of voter signatures denying Bob Barr access to the ballot. The administrative mistakes of the state bureaucracy were quickly uncovered.

Judge Janet Hall, based her decision on the inability of the state to quickly reprogram electronic voting machines and reprint machine-readable ballots before the election.

“We are outraged by the decision of Judge Hall. To allow a candidate for the highest national office to be unlawfully excluded from an election because it would inconvenience state workers or interfere with bureaucratic procedures goes beyond the pale,” stated Russ Verney, campaign manager for Bob Barr.

Verney continued, “It takes a few days to print good, old paper ballots which served us well for over 100 years. Throw the machines in the river and allow democracy and justice to take precedent over technology. If the state of Connecticut maintains a level of incompetence so great that they cannot print ballots before the election, I encourage them to look to private industry and call Kinkos.”

Barr’s visit to Georgia Tech was covered by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Associated Press.

Barr’s prediction about McCain’s impending loss was covered by the Boston Globe.

The campaign lists upcoming events in Florida tomorrow, Georgia on the 27th, and North Carolina on the 28th.

The campaign’s money ticker stands at about $1.18 million, up from about $1.14 million since IPR last checked
three days ago.

7 thoughts on “Bob Barr campaign update

  1. Steve LaBianca

    McCain losing Georgia . . . will the next thing we hear out of the Barr campaign be that it was Barr’s campaign which caused McCain to lose Georgia?

    As I’d said in the past here on IPR, McCain was capable of losing all on his own. Barr is a non-factor in the outcome in the presidential contest. Combine that with his conservative (i.e. non-libertarian) posturing, and this LP candidate is an abysmal failure. Liberty is the big loser, with the LP second.

  2. Robert Milnes

    Steve LaBianca, agreed. Barr is a dixiecrat conservative; and so is Ron Paul. Libertarians need to run the LP. Reform the LP not form another LP(BTP). I’d rather vote for McCain than Barr & just might.

  3. Imperial

    Rather vote for McCain? Why? What policy does McCain have better than Barr? And if I hear it is because you don’t trust Barr, fine. But there is no reason to trust Obama or McCain’s liquid positions either. I would easily vote for Nader, McKinney, or Baldwin over the other two.

    But I would love to hear why you want McCain over Barr.

    I don’t think Barr is a non-factor in this campaign. As much as I believe a vote belongs only to you, and so don’t fault Barr or any other 3rd Partier for being a spoiler, I do think that to say he wont impact things is naive.

    Not to say I would say Barr made McCain lose Georgia. Just another negative factor in McCain’s fall. Plus, I would rather have a conservative libertarian, which is essentially what Barr is in my mind, than a republican or democrat who can’t decide what they are beyond a mirror image of a mobocracy that really doesn’t represent the mob.

    Why this LP candidate is an abysmal failure I see not. There have been good things and bad things to be sure, but to flatly condemn the campaign is just a biased opinion with no justification.

  4. Robert Milnes

    pc/pc, your usual smart ass retort. I’ve put a REAL lot of thought into this one. No, McCain/Palin is not the new Progressive Alliance. But if we are smart we will win in 2012 via the progressive alliance strategy. A vote for McCain over Barr punishes the LP for the Barr fiasco. A vote for Obama is a vote for smoke. Figuratively and literally. There could actually be a deliberate conspiracy with Barr campaign contributing to elect Obama by rightists to foment turmoil resulting in martial law-the Holy Grail of the bush administration. You KNOW that if he is assassinated every major US city will be on fire within the hour. No, better to stick with the known schmuck than the unknown. Let McWar have the term GB stole from him. He’ll probably be a fair to mid’lin steward & probably not die in office in one term. & a Palin presidency -granted- is a scary prospect. Then we win in 2012 unless we are stupid then don’t deserve to win.

  5. Spence

    While not totally disregarding Milnes’ comment (I don’t wanna encourage him), he’s right about one thing: the LP needs to be punished. It needs to die.

  6. Robert Milnes

    Spence, While not totally disregarding your comment, the LP “…needs to die.” Eh? The Barr nomination was a fatal eror? A heinous crime? As it is the LP is necessary for the progressive alliance strategy.

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