Libertarian National Committee Chair candidate Ernest Hancock responded to 10 questions posted on IPR for him by saying they will be answered by videos on a DVD he will be mailing to LP national convention delegates. This is the fourth in a series of reports that will use video archives to anticipate what messaging he might send to LP delegates.
Question 5 quoted Hancock’s maxim that “either you’re a libertarian or you’re not”, and asked whether Hancock considered 2008 LP presidential nominee Bob Barr to be a libertarian. The following playlist of 13 video clips takes various statements by Barr that Hancock might consider un-libertarian, and contrasts them with statements by Ron Paul. A frequent refrain in Hancock’s campaign for LNC Chair is that Ron Paul supporters did not transfer their enthusiasm to the LP in 2008 because “they did not perceive the Libertarian Party being as libertarian as they had been for the last two years”.