Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Bob Barr Question

The Libertarian Party held its convention last week. After 4 votes, the delegates nominated former Congressman Bob Barr. Barr is a supposed born-again libertarian, now eschewing and apologizing for his votes in favor of, among others, the Iraq War, the PATRIOT Act, and the Defense of Marriage Act.

I do realize that people change their minds, but as of 5 years ago, before he lost his Congressional seat, Barr was just as much a family-values, big government, moral police, neocon as, say, Bill Frist. I'm just not buying that a person can change the very foundation of their political philosophy in such a short span. I simply don't get it.

What is Bob Barr after?

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