Update 2: The AP now has the story – a full 24 hours after Peach Pundit. 🙂
Update: There’s more: an offer of a leadership position within the national LP. As Jason said, though, any talk of running is just speculation. Seems like pretty logical speculation to me.
After being kept under wraps for a longer amount of time than many expected, the word is out: former GOP Congressman Bob Barr has joined the Libertarian Party.
He apparently joined the national party, rather than the LPGA (hehe); if that is the case, then what does that portend about his future legislative (or even higher office) thoughts, plans, or ambitions? As an election approaches in which magician/comedian Penn Jillette was expected to be a serious Presidential candidate, can Barr make an immediate splash with the LP and rise to the top of the ’08 ticket? And would he want to?
What effect – if any – will this have on the two major parties’ nominations for ’08, as well as on their strategery for campaigning in Georgia? Would a former Republican Congressman at the top of the LP ticket cause the GOP to nominate a more economically conservative, anti-big-government candidate? Would it matter at all?
Or would his opposition simply show Barr’s scene from “Borat” over and over again on the campaign trail? You know, the look on his face when he takes a bite of cheese, and then Borat says, “this cheese come from milk from my wife.” Yuck.