Monday, May 12, 2008

Bob Barr for President

If there ever was a time that the Libertarian Party was at a crossroads – now is that time. In Denver May 2008, the LP has a chance to make itself politically relevant or continue the irrelevancy of the past.

In a state like Kansas that is a big republican state – yet very, very wary of a McCain – A Bob Barr could pull off a vote percentage similar to what Perot did in KS (18+%) but it would take a candidate with the real world credibility/respectability of a Bob Barr to make it happen.

** we have a Democrat governor as proof Kansans will walk differently than in lockstep with the majority political party here **

Here is what I am looking for in a presidential candidate in 2008; as they will not win in 2008, let’s look at the best-case scenario for a LP presidential candidate’s effect in Kansas. (Obviously my opinion)

They must relate to the real world voters to gain a high percentage of the vote count and then people will start to look at the LP much more seriously. Unlike the Reform party that only had the momentum with Ross Perot’s funding and personality -- the LP has years of hanging in there as a third political party. With the great people that have come on board in the last 3 ½ years while I have been chair, we can make a huge difference politically going forward. All the LP volunteers in Kansas have been getting ready for this new interest in an old third party.

There is only one candidate running for the LP nomination that can accomplish massive growth of the Kansas Libertarian Party – That candidate is Bob Barr.

I wholeheartedly endorse Bob Barr to be our Libertarian Presidential candidate for 2008.

As a candidate on a lower political level for the LP (State Senate), I believe that there can be a positive trickledown effect from our presidential candidate.

Having met and listened to most of our LP candidates -- I believe that our best option for the 2008 political season is Bob Barr.

I believe that we need someone who has media savvy, someone credible to those outside the LP world, someone who can debate McCain and Obama and present himself in a compassionate, reasonable and intelligent manner in representing the Libertarian Party.

I will be voting (in Denver) for Bob Barr as our Libertarian Presidential candidate!