April 5th, 2008
04:00 PM ET
15 years ago

Barr forming presidential exploratory committee

(CNN) - Former GOP Congressman Bob Barr told reporters in Kansas City Saturday he is forming a presidential exploratory committee, and will make the final decision on whether for run for the Libertarian Party’s nomination before the Memorial Day weekend.

Barr represented Georgia's 7th congressional district from 1995-2003. Barr formally left the Republican Party in 2006.

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soundoff (47 Responses)
  1. get lost

    trouble maker

    April 5, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  2. micahel

    good. At least this guy is a REAL conservative.

    April 5, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  3. shane

    Great! I hope he runs so that he can siphon off a few Mccain votes! This should balance out Ralph Nader's annoying presence on the ballot!

    Obama 08!

    April 5, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  4. Charlotte

    Come on down!!! The more choices the better. No one will win a majority, this is the year all things are possible....

    April 5, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  5. An Ohio Voter

    Oh Lord!! Here comes another one.....Good Luck Mr. Barr

    April 5, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  6. Charlotte

    I really don't want to vote for McCain if obama is the nominee. I welcome the new blood and these vampires, AKA obama supporers, are waiting for ya. They are a blood thirsty bunch.

    April 5, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  7. Tom

    I'd love to see a viable third party candidate. Lord knows I'm not real happy with the other three. Have to look up his record in congress.

    April 5, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  8. Whatever McCain

    I welcome Barr's run. I hope he stands up for good fiscal principles and sucks all the votes from McCain like a vacuum cleaner. It's about time the Republicans have a spoiler!!

    April 5, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  9. Deana

    Oppose MLK day
    Support Iraq war
    John McCain is a "warmonger"

    April 5, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  10. Kelly

    Run Bob run!!

    April 5, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  11. Fred

    I hope you will run, Bob. We need something better than what's running right now.

    We reached out and got the bottom of the barrel this time. I hope you will run. I will vote for you. I am looking to see if you have a website.

    April 5, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  12. Frank Lee

    Go, Bob, go.

    Hopefully you'll suck enough votes off of Old Grandad to put a Dem in the White House.

    April 5, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  13. Fred C.

    Bob Barr makes a fine addition to a presidential race where the cause of freedom has finally returned to our political dialogue.

    April 5, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  14. OH LORD!!!


    April 5, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  15. Towhappy


    The dems will have Nader pulling from them, and the Republicans might have this guy pulling from thier canidate as well.

    This election year should be interesting.....

    April 5, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  16. Jeanne

    Who? Never heard of him but I'll look at all the candidates running in the general election and vote for the person I feel is the best candidate to lead the country.

    April 5, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  17. Key West Sun

    Oh yea! bet this is really going to get the voters engaged. Barr further to the right than Obama is to the left. Wow mix these two together and we would get a John McCain.
    Think no real news here, on a good day Barr cannot pull much from McCain.

    April 5, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  18. ben

    Bob Barr and Ralph Nader. Wow! Wouldn't that make a powerefull combination?I don't mean for president and vice president. I mean for dog catcher at Belview home for the mentaly disabled. On second thought, they might not win there, because even mentaly disabled people
    might balk at voting for someone nuttier than they are!

    April 5, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  19. CHERYL



    April 5, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  20. Bayou Joe

    So What? No one supports Libertarians. That's why they run as Republicans.

    April 5, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  21. The Mispeak Corrector

    . . . .Who is Bob Barr?

    April 5, 2008 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  22. Grif

    Don't understand what you're Agenda is.. If you have nothing to put in the System..

    Then the system don't need you.. Who's side are you working????

    April 5, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  23. John

    Excellent. The Ralph Nader of the Republican party.

    April 5, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  24. Jermaine

    I hope he run, that way as a Republican I can vote for him instead of OBAMA, if he don't run OBAMA has my vote. Mccain is not a REPUBLICAN but an opportunist in sheep clothing!

    Every Republican should vote against MCCAIN and vote 3rd party!


    April 5, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  25. Roy

    Why would he waist his money?

    April 5, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
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