(CNN) - Former Republican Rep. Bob Barr is now the Libertarian Party's presidential nominee - and a potential headache for John McCain, as he reaches out to conservative voters who might otherwise vote for the GOP nominee in November.
The former Georgia congressman - who left the Republican Party two years ago, citing differences over fiscal policy and concerns over civil liberties - was nominated on the sixth ballot at the party’s convention in Denver. The vote on the sixth ballot was 324 for Barr, and 276 for Mary Ruwart, the last remaining candidate out of 14 originally seeking the Libertarian nomination.
Run Bob run. Anybody but McSame or Clinton.
Stay out the race, let Big John McCain defeat the Dems in November, you can't do nothing but hurt the Republicans chance of staying in control of the Whitehouse and the war on Terror. The War must go on !! Will you give Amnesty to the illegals ???
Stay Out !!!!
mccain you are in trouble. hahaha... as a conservative i think u have to knee down for vote in nov cos obama have the presidency. no two ways about it.
Well this should tear the Republicans apart. By the time he gets finished explaining why he left the party and all I'm sure he'll convince some to defect.
Barr win = Democrat win. Good day for the democrats.
Wow! Is this the same "Libertarian Party" whose primary agenda used to be "Legalize Pot"?
I do like some of his tax cut ideas and especially his plan to limit welfare to two years and reduce welfare spending...........Bet I hit a nerve with a bunch of Obama supporters with that one......LOL!
Why is this news?
Yay! Go Bob Barr!
All conservatives should vote Bob Barr!
Good luck with that mcbush.
Meanwhile, I think I'll still be voting for Obama.
All Republicans, Constitutionalists and Libertarians of conscience should either vote Bob Barr in November or write in Ron Paul. If you're a Neocon or RINO (ie, a social conservative) go ahead and vote for McCain, you deserve him. Apparently you like wars, big government, being taxed to death, and your immoral Republican party.
Thank god that version of the Republican party is a shrinking minority ready and waiting to be stomped out.
Remember Bob Barr from the impeachment? He made the rounds of the talk shows. He didn't make a lot of sense, but he certainly made an impression.
I think what this country needs is for Hillary to run as an independent.
Barr (if asked to join the debates) will get 15% of the vote or more, because MANY republicans have McCain because he is simply more like LBJ than Reagan in terms of politics.
Obama is too far left to ever win, and I just want to see a log jam to prove that those running are horrible alternatives.
This creep is a real nexium moment................
With Bob Barr and Ron Paul taking the "paleo-Conservative" votes–i.e., those of people disgusted by the big-government, authoritarian, war mongering, "neo-Conservative" nuts–McCain hasn't a chance in November.
Alright, now that's what I'm talking about. All conservatives should vote BOB BARR!
Good luck with that Mcbush.
As for me, I'm still planning on doing the right thing and voting for the best candidate for president, Barack Obama.
It sure would be nice to see the Repubs get their own Ralph Nader.
Barr is the real Republican nominee. McCain is a flip flopper.
"The vote on the sixth ballot was 324 for Barr, and 276 for Mary Ruwart"
Wow that was close!!! The one in second didn't complain?
It looks like the DEMs need to check how others do it.
This nomination didn't take forever and more importantly the one who finished second new it and didn't complain that she deserved it more than the candidate in first place!!! REFRESHING!
Of course, Clintonites will say it went to the convention!!! Clintonites don't care about the party.
Go ahead Bob Barr.
Rack up all those conservative votes. We all know McCain is not a true conservative.
Go Democrats 2008
I guess now the Republicans have their Ralph Nader. This is going to be a very interesting race.
Politics as usual. He cuts a deal to make the third place candidate the vice president. Mary Ruwart, a long time Libertarian, gets rolled by a Republican. What were the delegates thinking?
With Barr in the race, Goodbye MCCain hello President Obama
THIS SHOULD PROVE INTERESTING! HOW WILL OLD MCBAG OF BONES HANDLE COMPETITION?