As most of our readers know by now, Bob Barr won the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination at its national convention in Denver last Sunday. I was in Denver for all the action and excitement, and to say the nomination was contentious is like saying the Hatfields and the McCoys didn’t always get along. Be that as it may, Bob Barr is our presidential candidate, and I intend to give him my support. Whatever flaws Barr may have–his campaign is an ongoing repudiation of much of his congressional record–pale in comparison to the Elmer Gantry-like phoniness of Barack Obama or the sheer blood-thirsty insanity of John McCain. Anyone who is sincere about reducing government and advancing freedom should join me in supporting Bob Barr.
With that in mind, there are two events this Wednesday for those who want to jump on the Barr bandwagon, or even for those who are still making up their minds.
First, Bob Barr will be taping a guest segment on The Colbert Report at 7 pm at 513 West 54th Street. Ticket request form here. You can sign up for stand-by tickets in front of the studio at 4 pm.
Second, the lovely and talented Dr. Avery Knapp, Jr. will be debating for the affirmative on the question “Should Conservatives and Libertarians Vote for Bob Barr Over John McCain” at 8 pm at the Lolita Bar, 266 Broome Street at Allen. Rumor is there may be a surprise guest in attendance. :-)