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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Barr Wins LP Nomination

I saw most of the balloting on C-Span today. It looks like everything went like clockwork. The non-endorsements by George Phillies and Mike Gravel probably hurt Mary Ruwart, but the combined Barr and Root votes were favoring Barr throughout.

For months my argument was Barr centered around stealing votes for McCain to ensure McCain's defeat without giving assent to the Democratic nominee. But here's the key point: Bob Barr would make a better President than any other candidate. But will he represent libertarian ideas? As "Fluffy" comments at Reason:
In 2008, if a candidate talks about shrinking government, pushing back the nanny state, restoring civil liberties, halting the frenzied rush to a surveillance society we've seen in the last 8 years, foreign policy restraint, and drug policy liberalization, those are core libertarian beliefs.

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