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SOB Campaigns In Missouri

In Libertarian, Libertarian Party-US, Libertarian Politics, Politics, Wayne Allen Root on July 18, 2008 at 10:05 pm

For those wanting to know what the Libertarian Vice-Presidential Candidate, Wayne Root, has been doing, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch gives us the following report.

Wayne Root

Wayne Root

Wayne Allyn Root, a Las Vegas oddsmaker by profession and now the Libertarian Party’s vice presidential nominee, breezed into the St. Louis area today as part of a two-day swing through the state to raise money and his ticket’s profile.

Root is the running mate of Libertarian presidential nominee Bob Barr, who like Root is a former Republican. And as Root observes, both have “big mouths” and love to talk to the press about their politics and their campaign.

But it’s doubtful that Barr can beat out Root’s one-liners, aimed at promoting his party’s philosophy of less government — on the fiscal and personal side.

Asked Root as he drank bottled water at a Clayton restaurant: “What’s the difference between Las Vegas and Washington D.C.?

“In Vegas, the drunks gamble with their own money!” Root chortled, his laughter filling the restaurant.

Democrats promise personal freedom, but offer no economic freedom, Root said, while Republicans favor economic freedom but “you get no personal freedom.”

“To me, it’s two horrible choices…Big and bigger government, dumb and dumber!”

Root said that Nevada offers the best example of what works best. There’s few taxes, and lots of personal freedom. Legalized gambling and prostitution helps provide the income needed to pay for the services that all Nevadans — religious or secular — enjoy, he said.

Click here to read full article

Disclaimer: This son of an ambulance driver, Jake Porter, is the Iowa Coordinator for the Barr/Root campaign.

  1. Haven’t RTFA yet, but

    “In Vegas, the drunks gamble with their own money!”

    is funny as hell.

  2. Jake Porter wrote this piece. How interesting. Isn’t Jake a coordinator for the Barr campaign? SOB seems like a harsh term for the running mate of your employer, Jake. But, who am I to complain? It isn’t like the BTP has funds to hire you. Maybe the Jay campaign?

  3. Are you serious, or have you never heard a Root speech?

  4. “SOB” is an appellation bestowed on Root by Root — “Son of a Butcher.”

    Regards,
    Tom Knapp

  5. Isn’t Jake a coordinator for the Barr campaign? SOB seems like a harsh term for the running mate of your employer, Jake.

    Somebody isn’t paying attention.

  6. I spoke today with a non-LP libertarian friends of mine.

    He told me that his brother lives in Missouri, is a (small-l) libertarian as well, and met W.A.R. when he was in Missouri. This friend’s brother’s take on W.A.R: “I couldn’t believe that the LP VP candidate is so shallow”.

    Sound familiar? How many times has W.A.R. been described as the “used-car salesman type? How many times has he said things, only to realize later that such things don’t “sell” to libertarians? This is the definition of shallow. Shoot your mouth off first, and then it comes as a surprise that it alienates people.

    W.A.R., as smart as he is, IS SHALLOW! Shallow in understanding libertarianism. Too bad that he is the VP candidate who is totally in “on the job” training” mode, and still isn’t learning! Yep, shallow says it all.

  7. miche Says:
    July 19, 2008 at 1:48 am

    (quoting W.A.R.) “In Vegas, the drunks gamble with their own money!”

    is funny as hell.

    Agreed Michelle, but unfortunately, what isn’t funny at all is that W.A.R. is
    gambling with the integrity of libertarianism . . . which ain’t his to waste!

    Oh, the damage control and repair that will be needed after this presidential ticket debacle . . .

  8. W.A.R. says

    “Democrats promise personal freedom, but offer no economic freedom, Root said, while Republicans favor economic freedom but “you get no personal freedom.”

    What he DOESN’T say (and probably is too naive’ to know) is that Democrats and Republicans, regardless of what they do or don’t “offer”, break their promises.

  9. Is this the same Jake Porter that was on the Phillies campaign? Jake, Jake, for heaven’s sake.

  10. Is this the same Jake Porter that was on the Phillies campaign? Jake, Jake, for heaven’s sake.

    Yes, it is.

    But, I’ve got a better idea. Let’s say a guy comes along — someone who is mentally ill and diagnosed with schizophrenia…lets say this nutjob decides he is going to run for President…now, this nutjob cannot claim a single supporter…not a single person in the country supports this schizophrenic, but this nutjob claims he knows how to WIN. Maybe we should all join the campaign of this mentally ill person!!! What do you think?

  11. I must say I like the pink tie & matching handkerchief with jet black suit. I assume he has cufflinks, bejeweled (not Bedazzled). But where is the lapel Flag pin with matching peace porcupine?

  12. Jeff Wartman, sounds good to me.

  13. Better late than never.

  14. Where you been, Jeff, out to lunch?

  15. Is that suit microthread silk or velvet; I wonder.

  16. Certainly not corduroy or velveteen.

  17. Rolex or knock-off? Bets?

  18. Yes, I have never heard him speak. I came in late for the Heartland Libertarian convention and managed to miss his speeches. I did attend Columbia College, graduating two years after him and Obama. I’m pretty sure I spoke to Barack once on campus about hats and political buttons.

  19. Jeff Wartman, you seem to give the mental health system unconditional credibility. I hope you never have to cope with them. One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest you know.

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