McCain's Ralph Nader?: Bob Barr Announces Libertarian Candidacy

Bob Barr is very popular with the Ron Paul crowd. Do you think this could make any difference in November?


Heaping scorn on both major political parties, former Republican Rep. Bob Barr of Georgia declared his candidacy Monday for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination.

Barr, 59, vowed to slash the federal government, restore civil liberties curbed since 2001 and pull back U.S. troops from abroad, both in Iraq and at bases around the world.

His campaign could draw support from libertarian-minded or conservative Republicans who are unhappy with the expected nomination of Sen. John McCain of Arizona.


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