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jAZ
04-03-2008, 12:53 PM
http://blogs.tnr.com/tnr/blogs/the_plank/archive/2008/04/02/bob-barr-to-run-for-president-as-independent.aspx

02.04.2008

Bob Barr to Run for President as Independent

Rumors have been circulating over the past week that former House Manager and Georgia Congressman Bob Barr may run for president on the Libertarian Party ticket. A well-informed source tells me today that he will run...as an Independent. Barr has been extremely critical of the Bush administration from a libertarian perspective, however, stressing issues like coercive interrogation practices, warrantless wiretapping and the Iraq War (he doesn't differ much from Ralph Nader much on this issue). So it's unclear which nominee -- Republican or Democrat -- Barr's bid might hurt come the general.

--James Kirchick

jAZ
04-03-2008, 12:59 PM
http://www.ontheissues.org/GA/Bob_Barr.htm

Bob Barr on Abortion
Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
Voted YES on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes. (Apr 2001)
Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)


Bob Barr on Budget & Economy

Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)


Bob Barr on Civil Rights
Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)


Bob Barr on Corporations
Voted YES on Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)


Bob Barr on Crime
Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)


Bob Barr on Drugs
Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)


Bob Barr on Education
Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
Voted YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
Voted YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)


Bob Barr on Energy & Oil
Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
Repeal the gas tax. (May 2001)


Bob Barr on Environment
No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.

Bob Barr on Families & Children
Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
Use tax code to reinforce families. (Sep 1994)


Bob Barr on Foreign Policy
Voted NO on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
Voted NO on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)


Bob Barr on Free Trade
Voted YES on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)


Bob Barr on Government Reform
Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)


Bob Barr on Gun Control
Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)


Bob Barr on Health Care
Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)


Bob Barr on Homeland Security
Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)


Bob Barr on Immigration
Voted NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)


Bob Barr on Jobs
Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)


Bob Barr on Principles & Values
Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)


Bob Barr on Social Security
Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)


Bob Barr on Tax Reform
Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
Reduce the capital gains tax . (Jan 2001)
Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)

jAZ
04-03-2008, 01:06 PM
Does this create the opening for the return of Ron Paul? :p

Taco John
04-03-2008, 01:22 PM
James Kirchick thinks that a Bob Barr entry might possibly hurt the Democrats?

HTF does this guy have a job writing about politics?

Taco John
04-03-2008, 01:24 PM
Does this create the opening for the return of Ron Paul? :p

Return? Ron Paul hasn't dropped out.


http://primebuzz.kcstar.com/?q=node/10514

http://www.590klbj.com/News/Story.aspx?ID=87849

http://www.connietalk.com/ron_paul_missouri_032608.html

Frankie
04-03-2008, 01:24 PM
Does this create the opening for the return of Ron Paul? :p

No but it does for the return of Rosanne Barr.

jAZ
04-03-2008, 01:28 PM
Return? Ron Paul hasn't dropped out.


http://primebuzz.kcstar.com/?q=node/10514

http://www.590klbj.com/News/Story.aspx?ID=87849

http://www.connietalk.com/ron_paul_missouri_032608.html

There's space on that Libertarian ticket now. Any chance changes his mind and fills it?

Taco John
04-03-2008, 01:48 PM
There's space on that Libertarian ticket now. Any chance changes his mind and fills it?


Zero.