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Wayne Root interviewed by Eric Dondero

It is always an interesting experience to go over to the LibertarianRepublican blog and see what Eric Dondero has been doing to further his causes. Interestingly, I stumbled over a LibertarianRepublican exclusive interview of Wayne Root. Root, for those who don’t know, was first encouraged to run for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination by Eric Dondero.

ERIC: Ballot Access News is reporting that the near final vote total for the Libertarian ticket of Bob Barr and Wayne Root, is 520,000. Though, it could still go higher by a few thousand. Are you satisfied with that number, and is it what you had expected?

WAYNE: It’s the second highest in LP history. It blows away 2004…and it beats Ron Paul in 1988 by a country mile…as well as both Harry Browne efforts. It’s kind of hard for LP radicals to spin it badly.

Having said that, I am personally VERY disappointed- because I aim for the stars. I’ll say it again- I’m a different kind of politician. I’m actually honest. I tell you exactly what is on my mind. I expected over 1,000,000 votes. We should have gotten there. But the biased liberal media turned Obama into a national obsession- thereby creating a need for Republicans and conservatives to do ANYTHING to stop him. Barr/Root lost a million (or two) votes because of this Obama-mania.

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  1. pdsa pdsa December 6, 2008

    “I’m a different kind of politician. I’m actually honest. “

    Someone who self-identifies as a politician, and in the very next sentence feels compelled to tell you that he is honest, should never be trusted.

    You can however, purchase a monthly subscription to his Millionaire Player’s Club for the incredible price of $299.00, and get a month’s worth of NFL football betting picks if you believe he’s telling the truth. Do you feel lucky Rube?

  2. Trent Hill Trent Hill Post author | December 4, 2008

    Barr got .40
    Paul got .47

    Percentages are all that matters.

  3. Thomas M. Sipos Thomas M. Sipos December 4, 2008

    Root: “It’s the second highest in LP history. It blows away 2004…and it beats Ron Paul in 1988 by a country mile…as well as both Harry Browne efforts. It’s kind of hard for LP radicals to spin it badly.”

    Not hard at all.

    The U.S. population is growing very quickly. The July 2008 estimate was around 303 million. The 1996 estimate was about 268 million. I don’t know what it was in 1988.

    Barr/Root was the LP’s fourth most successful ticket in terms of vote percentage.

    Barr/Root got around 0.4% in 2008, whereas Browne got around 0.5% in 1996.

  4. Thomas M. Sipos Thomas M. Sipos December 4, 2008

    Root: “I’m a different kind of politician. I’m actually honest. I tell you exactly what is on my mind. I expected over 1,000,000 votes.”

    There’s a lie right there.

    While he was running for the nomination, Root repeatedly guaranteed a minimum of two million votes.

  5. Trent Hill Trent Hill Post author | December 4, 2008

    We rarely agree, but thats ohk. This is a prescient interview to be posted,anymore that you get or find, be sure to pass them along. We’re happy to post them.

  6. ericdondero ericdondero December 4, 2008

    What a pleasant surprise. We may not always agree, but I thank you for the post and link.

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