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Free Citizen

This writer espouses individual liberty, free markets, and limited government.

Location: Jackson, Mississippi, United States

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Libertarians Name Barr-Root Ticket

Bob Barr, the former Republican congressman from Georgia, today won the Libertarian Party's 2008 presidential nomination on the sixth ballot. He defeated Mary Ruwart of Texas, 324 to 276, at the party's convention in Denver.

Wayne Allyn Root, Barr's choice for vice president, won that nomination on the second ballot, beating Steve Kubby of California, 289 to 255. Kubby, a crusader for medical marijuana, had also sought the presidential nomination and endorsed Ruwart when he was eliminated from that race. Root had run for the top spot as well, and he endorsed Barr when he was eliminated, indicating that he hoped to be the Georgian's running mate.

In her remarks following her loss, Ruwart did not mention Barr. Barr, in contrast, was complimentary toward her and her campaign.

Root, also a former Republican, pointed out the difference between Washington, D. C., and his hometown of Las Vegas. He said that the drunks in Las Vegas gambled with their own money.

Barr, a former federal prosecutor, was a member of the famed Republican U. S. House class of 1994. In 1992, he had narrowly lost Georgia's Republican primary for U. S. senator to the late Paul Coverdell, who went on to unseat the incumbent Democrat, Wyche Fowler.


Anonymous titlemike said...

"It is healthy for a society to vote for the right person no matter how slim his chances of winning are, because the publicity will put the masses on the right track for the future to enjoy"

Quote from TitleMike, founder of the World's, Open To All, Think Tank at titlemike.ws

Wed May 28, 12:54:00 AM CDT  
Blogger charles lawlesss said...

Where is the officail campaign website? I cant find a BarrRoot08 site? Do they have one? I thought they were going to be all over the site by now. They need to get a grass roots effort going why havnt they gotten a campaign site yet?? Ive checked BarrRoot.com
BarrRoot08.com and BarRoot2008.com I still havnt found any campaign website. Could someone let me know where the tickets website is. I really like Bob Barr but dont know much about Wayne Root. I would like to learn more. They really need a site. My vote is definatly available. Dont like the other candidates much. thanks. Is it BarrRoot.com or BarrRoot08.com

Thu May 29, 01:46:00 PM CDT  
Blogger charles lawlesss said...

I did find one website that has a bunch of anti mccain videos, it suggest that mccain may just be too old to be president among other things. It also suggest Bob Barr as an alternative to McCain. here is the link its pretty funny.

Thu May 29, 01:50:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Steve Rankin said...


It's www.bobbarr2008.com/.

Thu May 29, 03:21:00 PM CDT  

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