Help get Ballot Access for Bob Barr!

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by stevento, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. stevento macrumors 6502

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    Bob Barr is polling at 7% in some states so let's help him get on the ballot!
    Click the link to see if he's on your state's ballot and if he's not click on your state at the top to see where you can sign a petition to get him on the ballot.
    http://www.lp.org/ballot-access

    Then, tell all your conservative friends and family that if they want to vote for a real conservative, then the true choice is Bob Barr. His poll numbers are rising because the right wing is asking for a real conservative who will lower taxes and restrain the government, and ignore climate change - unlike McCain.
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    What happened to Hillary? You're so fickle, you give independents a bad name.
     
  3. iShater macrumors 604

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    Why would we want someone to ignore climate change? :confused:
     
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    Operation Chaos in reverse, eh?

    Funny thing about this though, is that now that Clinton is out of the race, the Democratic party is unifying; while the Republic party is still divided. I have yet to meet a Republic who is excited about a McSame presidency...
     
  6. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I'd like this question answered too.
     
  7. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    Short of just getting seen, he has no chance... :(
     
  8. stevento thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think you missed the point. I'm a liberal.
     
  9. leekohler macrumors G5

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  10. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Because he'll do to McCain what Nader did to Gore.

    Frankly I hope he polls well in Texas, Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

    Wouldn't it be sweet sweet victory if Obama was able to carry all of those thanks to this guy? :)
     
  11. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    don't forget though that Nader has announced that he is running too.
     
  12. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Yeah, but I bet he'll be even less important this year than he was in 2004.

    He only won like 0.4% of the vote in 2004, but he won 2.7% in 2000.

    I think his novelty status has worn off. :p
     
  13. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    the more the merrier
     
  14. solvs macrumors 603

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    I would do this if I was actually voting for him, but since I more than likely won't be, I wouldn't feel right doing anything like this to support him. It's like when Nader was running and the GOP was helping to get him on the ballot, despite having no intention of supporting him, only to hurt the Dems chance. They have every right to run of course, anyone should, but it should be on their own merit. Not for political reasons from those against the candidates they might take support from. I realize the stakes, but it seems dishonest to me.

    Wondering why Ron Paul isn't running as a 3rd party. Guessing he doesn't want to rock the GOP support. He'd probably get enough support to be on the ballot.
     
  15. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    I did miss the point, but in my eyes, anyone who stoops to these sort of desperate tactics has missed the entire point of politics.

    Make a case for your candidate, understand their policies, engage in debate... instead of using these pathetic Limbaugh-like gestures.
     
  16. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    My thought exactly. :D

    And while I agree with Blue Velvet in principle...I can't help admitting I like the idea.
     
  17. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    I agree.

    Does that make me a bad person?
     
  18. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    ^ Heh. I'm guessing the other side doesn't even ask themselves this type of question. :p
     
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  20. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I can't either. In this case, I think fighting fire with fire is a good thing. As for Nader, no one gives a crap about that idiot anymore. Let's make sure Barr is on the ballot in all 50.

    Why not do both? The other side does, and it worked very well for them last time.
     
  21. Sayhey macrumors 68000

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    I'm sure there are some Democrats who will support this idea, but I think it is crazy. Bob Barr is a lunatic and I won't lift a finger to put him on any ballot. If the nut job can convince enough people to give him ballot access, then I'd support his right to be on, but helping him do so is much to much a stretch in ethics.

    I'd ask anyone who thinks this a good idea to stop and consider one thing: what if the unthinkable took place and we have a Barr presidency, next January or any January after that? Scary stuff? Don't sign such a petition unless you are prepared to live with the consequences.
     
  22. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Oh come on. Barr would never win in a million years.
     
  23. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    Exactly. I'll take the vanishingly small risk that he could win in some strange eventuality for the very likely benefit that he will force McCain to spend more money/cost McCain some votes.
     
  24. solvs macrumors 603

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    The other side is wrong.
     
  25. leekohler macrumors G5

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    And unfortunately, they keep winning.
     

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