WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former Republican Congressman Bob Barr of Georgia is inching closer to seeking the presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party, and plans to shed some light on his plans at a weekend party gathering in Kansas City.
Two sources familiar with Barr’s deliberations say it is their understanding he will make clear he is ready to seek the Libertarian nomination if there is evidence of significant support within the party. Both sources are active in Libertarian politics and spoke to CNN on condition of anonymity.
Barr is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at a regional Libertarian Party gathering this weekend.
Contacted Thursday evening in Atlanta, the former congressman confirmed he was considering such a campaign, but would not discuss the specifics of what he planned to tell the weekend meeting.
“I am planning to address the delegates and I will say I am not planning on wasting their time,” Barr said in a telephone interview. “I am planning to have something fairly significant to say.”
LOL... go ahead Bob. You and Ron whats-his-name can battle Nader for the fringe ~ irrelevant edges of this election.
Oh God, not another one
Robert. Bar you're Dreams, your not so much unlike, Obama's Cuckoo idea's of a "Dog Given Right"... But... Leave it alone...
Go and chew on you're Bone.....You may get eaten by a Wolf...
John "Man of the Moment" McCain.. Just may use your Skin for Boots. Next Winter....
Bob Barr. We are not interested in your run. Let it go.
Hearing this news simply makes my day complete and I can now sleep better at night!
Do they have superdelegates too?
This is great for the Dems!! This guy will suck votes right out from under McCain!!!!!
Good, get some votes away from McBush.
If I remember very well, this irrelevant guy used to be a GOP from Georgia and he was not much loved, even within his party.
Hey folks for those of you that do not know Bob Barr is a very angry person that appears to still be fighting the civil war.
Bob Who? What happen to the senile candidate from Texas, was his name Ron. I thought he was the Libertarian running as a Republican.
Bob Barr, is still a republican he is smart he will likely take votes from John McCain. Look over his past voting record. Again, Bob Barr is cool keep the dream alive....
I hope, that might balance out all the democrats that will vote for Nader, if republicans vote for Barr.
Go Bob Barr!
Obama already asked him if he wants a job in his cabinet.
These Jonny come latelys make me sick. They don't have the nerve or the drive to make a real go at the presidency, but they want to ride on somebody else's limelight. At least Clinton, and Obama and McCain have been out there. Where has this guy been?
Give me a break.
We need a third party to balance out the elitism of the Republicans and the Democrats. But the current spate of whackos that espouse a third party have been less than impressive.
Oh, why throw another name in to the race. This would be great-Weather Vane McCain might have some votes stolen from him. Is this election over yet?
The voters are leary to say the least. He is a Republican!!!
He is a Republican. He is a Republican. He is a Republican.
Withe Republican values. Which are 0 values!!!!!!!!!!!
YESSS! Any crazy groups that will splinter McClain's base are VERY welcome to join this fray!
Please run LOL
YESSS! Any crazy groups that will splinter McCain's base are VERY welcome to join this fray!
All are welcome...Paul, Barr, Huckabee...come to the light. There is peace and serenity (for the Dems) in the light...
Well, its possible the Dems who would otherwise sit out the election if their candidate doesn't win, or who would otherwise vote McCain, might decide to go with him. Either way, he could help siphon off enough votes from the Dems to have an influence. Maybe he and Nader will join forces.
DO IT MAN !
We (Dems) could use a flood of Huckabee GOP SPOILERS right now to gang up on McCain as third party candidates! That would be one heck of a plot twist after all the Clinton/Obama thing has put voters through ...
BOB BARR??? LOL This is the funniest thing I have heard all day. April 1st was a couple of days ago though.