Wednesday, September 10, 2008

There is no end to what you can blame on Angela Keaton: Ron Paul was mean to Bob Barr

Or, at least, Ron Paul's peeps were mean to Bob Barr's peeps, when all Barr ever wanted to do was have Dr. No on his ticket as VP.

Robert Kraus, acting Executive Director of the Libertarian Party, has had Andrew Davis post a long missive excoriating the Ron Paul folks for treating the Barr campaign poorly:

I have been hearing a lot from many LP Members about concerns over Bob Barr not attending Ron Paul's press conference.

However, before you form an opinion, perhaps you may want to consider the facts and not rely on blogs for your news.

Of course, Kraus is posting this (get ready for it) . . . on a blog.

Kraus then proceeds on his litany of abuses suffered at the hands of the Ron Paul movement, which basically boils down [read it yourself] to:

Wah. Wah. Mean old Dr. Paul wouldn't accept the Libertarian nomination. Wah. Wah. Mean old Dr. Paul wouldn't endorse us. Wah. Wah. Mean old Dr. Paul only wants to promote his book.

This is then followed by a very interesting set of sentences:

I hope this answers some of your concerns and questions. Our staff, volunteers and the Barr/Root campaign are totally psyched up and ready to work very hard for all Libertarians through November and beyond – including ballot access, in as many states as possible, which will benefit all Libertarian Candidates!

We hope you too will continue to support those candidates that support your views, even if just on a local or state level.

...even if on just a local or state level?

Which means that the Bob Barr campaign has finally twigged to the fact that many of us have already dropped out from supporting their man for President?

Wow. They're more insightful than I thought.

Of course, as fund-raising dwindles, the addition of Sarah Palin to the GOP ticket starts to pull oxygen out of the room, the Barr campaign fumbles ballot access, and the LNC spends its time conducting witch hunts, there's really only one conclusion to draw:

Damn that Angela Keaton!


Eric Dondero said...

Interesting you don't mention the reason why Barr's support is "dwindling" over Palin.

Look, Barr/Root has already succeeded. You could say they are already the most successful Libertarian ticket of all time.

Does anyone seriously believe John McCain would have picked such a libertarian VP with such strong ties to the Libertarian Party - Sarah Palin - were it not for the fact that Barr/Root was polling in the 5 to 6% range nationwide?

We should be celebrating and thanking Bob Barr, for getting Sarah Palin on the GOP ticket, not dissing him.

Arthur Torrey said...

I wish Dondero would share whatever it is that he smokes, it has got to be better than what Kubby gets because at least Kubby is usually connected to some form of reality... ;-)

Given the letter I just sent out, you can ask what kind of impression Barr makes when he pulls stunts like this, and how it helps him w/ ballot access...

(Hint - Barr won't be on in Mass. if I have anything to say about it....)

LPMA Presidential Elector, NOT substituting BARR
Speaking for myself

Brian Miller said...

Barr/Root has already succeeded. You could say they are already the most successful Libertarian ticket of all time.

Sure, if the goal was wrecking the Libertarian Party.

Which most of us have long known is your ultimate goal, Mr. Rittberg.