Then both of them--like virtually everyone else in America--reflected on the damage that the North Carolina Senator did in his public life.
Not so Bob Barr, as G. E. Smith informs us at Independent Political Report:
“I was deeply saddened to hear of Sen. Helms’ passing and want his family to know they are in my heart and prayers at this time,” said Bob Barr in a July 4 press release. “Sen. Helms was one of the finest, most courageous and deeply principled men to ever serve in the United States Congress. As President’s Reagan’s right hand and ally, he helped bring down Communism so that nations might grow and flourish in freedom. He was a stalwart ally of freedom fighters around the globe, knowing that we are all diminished if we allow fascism to flourish. He was also the consummate gentleman, revered by colleagues, staff and friends for his unfailing kindness, good humor, generosity and patriotism.”
Can we say Dixiecrat again with Tom Knapp?
Maybe the best answer to this is found at Libertarian Republican, following Zogby about a new poll showing Barr at 6% nationwide:
Bob Barr receives the support of 7% of voters who identify themselves as conservative or very conservative voters. Barr gets 43% of libertarians and 11% of independents. McCain’s support among conservatives is 74%.
And this is something we're supposed to be proud of?