Thursday, March 24, 2005

Speaking of libertarian presidents...

Tim West at Liberty for Sale muses on the possiblity of a Bob Barr presidential candidacy for the Libertarian Party in 2008 here.

Meanwhile, Stephen Gordon points to the possibility of former Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Ed Thompson running for something in the future.

Hmmm...two legitimate potential candidates...this is interesting. Bob Barr was a Republican representative for the 7th District of Georgia from 1995 to 2003. There's more information on Bob Barr here.

Ed Thompson ran for governor of Wisconsin as a Libertarian in 2002 and got over 10% of the vote.

A Barr/Thompson ticket for presidency could finally elevate the LP to a legitimate party in the eyes of the national media. Sure, Barr's not perfect, but so what.


At 9:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Barr?Thompson ticket would be an interesting choice, at least it would have a face and name to it that many would recognize...well, maybe. The question is: would the LP ticket be able to get the media to make the campaign newsworthy? If so, then would the candidates then be worthy of the news?


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