It’s amazing how things can change in a matter of hours, isn’t it? Mere hours ago, I was pondering my options for the future, given John McCain and Barack Obama’s contempt for their critics.
Yesterday, Sarah Palin brought up the Obama-William Ayers connection , saying Obama was “palling around with terrorists.” Then hours ago, Politico had a report about Obama’s return volley in the form of the Keating 5 scandal, which McCain was embroiled in some years ago. Our own Michael ver der Galien discussed this development in another article.
Both are misleading at best. But both are the types of things I thought I’d never see from both campaigns. And thus, my support for them is lost. On November 4th, my vote goes to Libertarian Party candidate Bob Barr.
The Moderate Voice’s Jazz Shaw has an excellent article up on Pajamas Media about whether or not Bob Barr will make an impact on the presidential race.
Highly recommended read.
Libertarian Presidential nominee Bob Barr, the former Republican Congressman from Georgia, is getting a lot of flack from his former party for daring to run. According to this New York Times article, party officials are trying to tell him, “Don’t do it, Bob!”:
“‘Well, gee, you might take votes from Senator McCain,'” Mr. Barr said this week, mimicking one of the complainers, as he sat sipping Coca-Cola in his plush corner office, 12 stories above Atlanta. “They all said, ‘Look, we understand why you’re doing this. We agree with why you’re doing it. But please don’t do it.'”
The argument seems to be that if Barr gets enough votes, particularly from Republicans, that John McCain’s chances of winning will be diminished that much.
Gee, you think?