Steve G.

Bob Barr to appear on Colbert, Beck, and CNN this week

In Barack Obama, Democrats, Libertarian, Libertarian Party-US, Libertarian Politics, Media, People in the news, Politics, Presidential Candidates, Press Release, Republican on August 25, 2008 at 2:50 pm

Dear Friend,
Barr vs Colbert

As we head into the next few weeks that will be dominated by the RNC and DNC conventions, we assumed that we would not be able to break through the media until at least mid-September.

Thankfully, we were wrong.

– Tomorrow night, Bob Barr will appear for his second time on the Colbert Report.

– On both Wednesday and Friday mornings, Bob will be appearing on CNN.

– And on Thursday, Glenn Beck will be taping another full hour with our candidate!

In addition to the unexpected media, we had another boost this past Friday when we learned that we’re actually climbing in the polls!

Right now, things are looking good for our campaign, but if we’re able to get into the debates, the sky is the limit.

If you put John McCain, Barack Obama and Bob Barr behind the podium, my money will be on the only candidate who can speak with honesty and sincerity in the interests of liberty — Bob Barr.

Please take the time today to show support for our candidate by making a donation, purchasing a yard sign for your home, or simply telling a few friends about Bob Barr.

Also, tune in tomorrow night to Comedy Central for “The Colbert Report” and later, I’ll let you know if we get the coveted “Colbert Bump.”

I appreciate all that you do.

In Liberty,

Shane Cory
Deputy Campaign Manager
Bob Barr for President

  1. Once again, Colbert probably represented libertarianism better than Barr, in his funny-harsh way.

    A few Colbert lines:

    “Libertarians believe it is my right to varnish in an unventilated room.”

    [speaking of Barr attending an event sponsored by Al Gore] “As a libertarian, what were you doing at a ‘we’ event; shouldn’t you be at a ‘me’ event?”

    Barr trotted out the claims of ‘double-digit polling in several states’ and ‘six percent nationally’. Astonishingly, he claimed that he was “practically on 48 ballots – with lawsuits in OK and WVa”. As. If.

  2. actually, susan, i’m of the view that *we* need to get over atomistic “me-ism” positioning. not only does it seem callous to the uninitiated, but i would suggest that until WE ALL have individual rights, OUR work is not done.

    that, our we individually can climb into nonarchy pods…no fun!

  3. Lighten up, Bob. It was *humor*. Maybe watching the painful video of Barr trying to do standup confused your humor detector.

    If we can’t laugh at ourselves….

  4. While I agree that Barr should keep his day job vs. a career in standup, I thought he played the good sport.

    And, heck, Susan, ddn’t you get I was kidding with my “nonarchy pods” line? Ack, guess that proves that if you have to explain a joke, it’s not a good joke.

    Still, yes, a serious point was there, too. Given the choice between liberty for all and liberty for only me, I’d way prefer “for all.” If it’s just about me, well, I don’t find that satisfying.

  5. Still, yes, a serious point was there, too. Given the choice between liberty for all and liberty for only me, I’d way prefer “for all.” If it’s just about me, well, I don’t find that satisfying.

    There IS no choice between “liberty for all” and “liberty for only me”. You can really only _be_ free when others are as well.

    A society of slaveowners is a society of slaves.

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