Our nations third largest political party may actually have a viable candidate this year. The Libertarian Party recently selected Former Republican Congressman Bob Barr as 2008 presidential nominee. If Bob gets at least 15% of the vote, then Federal election rules mandate that the Libertarian party would get matching dollars next presidential election and a spot in the debates. If there has ever been a Presidential election year that we needed an option, this is it. I for one am voting for Bob.
Denver - The Libertarian Party has nominated former Congressman Bob Barr as its candidate for president for the 2008 election.
"I'm sure we will emerge here with the strongest ticket in the history of the Libertarian Party," Barr stated in his victory speech shortly after being selected as the Party's nominee. "I want everybody to remember that we only have 163 days to win this election. We cannot waste one single day."
More than 650 Libertarian delegates met in Denver from May 22 till the 26 for the 2008 Libertarian National Convention. After six rounds of voting Sunday afternoon, Barr was selected as the Party's presidential nominee.
"We're proud to present to the American voters Bob Barr as our presidential nominee," says Libertarian Party spokesperson Andrew Davis. "While Republicans and Democrats will fight for their own power in November, Libertarians will fight for Americans. Bob Barr is one of the strongest candidates in the Party's 37-year history, and we look for him to have an enormous impact in the 2008 race. Republicans and Democrats have good reason to fear a candidate like Barr, who refuses to accept the 'business-as-usual' attitude of the current political establishment. Americans want and need another choice, and that choice is Bob Barr."