UPDATE: Barr calls press conference for May 12th

This is from Bob Barr‘s campaign:

Former Georgia Congressman Bob Barr will hold a press conference on Monday May 12 to discuss his future plans and the 2008 election. Rep. Barr launched an exploratory committee last month to determine whether he should file as a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination.

Who: Former Georgia Congressman Bob Barr
What: press conference
When: 11:00am ET on Monday May 12, 2008
Where: Zenger Room at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Just a note if he does decide to run, the Libertarian Party’s national convention is May 22nd to the 26th.

[UPDATE] The Politico reports that Barr is running.


  1. Jace Walden says:

    Isakson not running might just be the best thing to ever happen to Georgia for a couple of reasons.

    (1) We don’t have to suffer through 4 years of a fiscally liberal, nanny-state Governor.

    (2) It means that Glenn Richardson and Casey Cagle could both end up running for Governor, which means one of them won’t be able to do any more harm in their respective chambers.

    (3) If Richardson and Cagle both run for Governor but get beaten by say…Karen Handel…it would pave the way for a Governor Karen Handel, Lt. Governor David Shafer, and Speaker of the House Tom Graves.

  2. FinanceBuzz says:

    David Shafer – is the same David “I don’t know why Tennessee is not taking us seriously about moving the state line” Shafer? No thanks. He embarrassed this state on national television and not only should not be in a higher office, but might should be run all the way out of the legislature.

  3. FinanceBuzz says:

    The thing I like about Barr running is he is an outlet for those of not happy with McCain. I realize that McCain is a far better choice than Obamary. However, if Georgia is not close and Barr does not espouse too many of the nutty libertarian viewpoints, I might consider voting for him to send a message to the GOP.

  4. Icarus says:


    Shafer is right, and GA will either get the land, or TN will give up water rights in exchange for getting to keep the land. You may object to his methods on this one, but GA will be better off when it is done.

  5. dudelove says:

    Perhaps Barr and Ray McKinney can carpool together in their quest to become POTUS. Could be a great reality show.

  6. Romegaguy says:

    We should send our troops to Gatlinburg. After we occupy it, we put a $50 tax on airbrushed t-shirts and eliminate car and state taxes on Georgia citizens.

  7. Icarus says:


    Good thing you’re not in charge of battle strategy. You just sent our boys thru the biggest nest of War Of Northern Aggression reenactors in the country.

    Try a freakin flanking maneuver next time.

  8. Rick Day says:

    I used to fantasize about doing very bad things to Congressman Barr.

    Then he saw the light on the war on some drugs ™.

    So, depending on the effectiveness of the havoc at the RNC convention the Paulistas have planned (The ATL Ron Paul Meetup is STILL er, meeting up and plotting some interesting plank directed strategy, with at least 2 dozen attending every Monday night here, oy!), I may have to send Candidate Barr the maximum allowed contribution.

    Someone has to end this lollypop prohibition madness.

  9. Icarus says:


    If I spent every Monday night with a couple dozen RP supporters, I’d want to legalize drugs too.

  10. liberator says:

    Rick Day hit the nail on the head! Barr for prez indeed. McCain voted against the First Amendment with McCain-Feinghold. This makes him unworthy to be prez as he doesn’t support our Constitution.

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