Bob Barr – Possible Libertarian Presidential Candidate?

If you’ve been a reader of my blog for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed I lean rather heavily towards the libertarian end of the political spectrum (not really a spectrum, per se, more of a 2-D grid, but I digress…). So it should come as no surprise to you that I was quite happy this morning when I stumbled upon the blog (yes, blog) of recent presidential hopeful Bob Bar, who is trying out for the Libertarian party. (As an aside, his blog runs WordPress and has comments enabled – a rare thing for a candidate!)

I guess I just can’t help myself – I get really happy when I read things like this:

“I want to end the artificial control of the economy and end burdensome taxation; take a hard look at cutting cabinet positions; reduce the cost of the occupation of Iraq by beginning the process of removing the security blanket from the Iraqi regime . . . return respect for habeas corpus; reinstate the rule of law; stop the warrantless surveillance of American citizens; and remedy the abuses of the Patriot Act. . . .”

If you’ve felt at all disillusioned with the existing two parties recently, try spreading the word about the Libertarian party. Encourage people to stop “voting for the lesser of two evils” and actually cast a vote that means something and that might actually change things, instead of just keeping the status quo around here. And even if (like me) you vote Libertarian just on principle, remember – a principled vote is never a wasted vote.

Political candidates from the two main parties often go on about how “it’s time for a change” and then they like to tell you how they’re going to do it – but really, the candidates don’t have the power to change anything. We the people are the ones with the power to change things. We the people are the ones who can take a stand against corruption and abuse and all the things that are wrong with our government today. So c’mon people – let’s make a change. Vote Libertarian!

By Keith Survell

Geek, professional programmer, amateur photographer, crazy rabbit guy, only slightly obsessed with cute things.


  1. BARR MUST WIN THE NOMINATION FIRST. Join the campaign and be a delegate for Bob Barr this weekend.

    We’re organizing a charter bus trip that will take 55 Bob Barr supporters out to Denver for the vote this weekend, and then drive straight back after the vote. No hotel fees or convention “extras” needed!

    Cost per person for the bus trip: $182

    Tentative Bus schedule:
    Leaving Columbus, OH at 11am EDT on Saturday, May 24, stopping for pickups in Indianapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas City, arriving in Denver Sunday morning for the general session (and presidential vote). After the voting is complete (probably around 5pm), eat dinner and load the bus for the trip home, returning to Columbus, OH late Monday evening.

    If you’re interested, and you live within driving distance of Columbus, Indianapolis, St. Louis or Kansas City, please email me TODAY at

  2. Thanks, but I’m afraid I don’t live anywhere near those places. (I’m also not much of a “convention” person, anyway.) Thank you for the invitation, though!

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