As previously noted, a petition has been started to remove Barr/Root as the LP nominee. In glancing through the hundreds of petition signatures, I found a number of comments, including many stating simply that they absolutely will not vote Libertarian unless Barr is removed. Some even said they are leaving the LP. Here’s a sampling, in no particular order:
The LNC is once again showing a failure in leadership in not bringing forth a motion to remove Barr/Root. It only takes one LNC member with courage to bring the motion and another to second it. I am getting KILLED by my Ron Paul associates for my association with what they see as an arch-enemy of liberty, the disgraced LP.
Bob Barr is nothing but a Neocon
Barr = CIA Schill (Shame on you for the 90s)
My support for Barr ended when he went before the cameras and lied to the nation. The lies continued today from Russ Verney. These people are pathetic and are destroying the LP.
Why snub RP?
This is what happens when you make a deal with the devil.
Barr has shown by his actions he is still a neo-con at heart. He is a disgrace to himself and the Libertarian Party.
Barr is not a Libertarian. The delegates who voted for him did not vote with principle.
I have voted Libertarian in the past. I was planning on voting Libertarian again. Not Now. I will not vote Libertarian as long as Barr is on the ticket. I will never vote Libertarian again if Barr is allowed to get away with his actions without any consequences.
ex-LP member after the “Party of Principle” became just another “Party of Compromise”. Good luck, LP.
You have shamed yourself and made known to all just who and what you are! I will never vote for such a scoundrel
Bob Barr cannot be trusted!
Thank you to Bob for continuing to make American politics a bigger sham than it already is. goodbye!
Pack your bags and go home.
I knew something like this was going to happen from the moment he was nominated. Kick this neo-con off our ticket.
Bob Barr has nothing to do with the pure ideals of liberty. It is a disgrace to the Libertarian Party the way he has treated Ron Paul, the true soldier of Liberty.
As a libertarian candidate, I am appalled by the continued anti-freedom actions of Bob Barr.
More and more the LP continues to sell out. It will not get my votes or money anymore.
We need true libertarians on the libertarian ticket.
Bob Barr is no libertarian. His record show it, and his recent words, deeds and actions further prove it.
Bob Barr does not repersent what We The People believe in…The Constitution. He must be removed.
what was the libertarians thinking?
I was going to vote Libertarian when Ron Paul quit the race. I will now vote for Chuck Baldwin (Constitution Party). Bob Barr is a fraud as a Libertarian.
I hope this petition gets more signatures than Bob Barr gets votes. The national Libertarian Party needs a wake-up call. Bob Barr is the pinnacle of their ongoing efforts to compromise principle for a few more meaningless votes.
this ron paul supporter will NOT be supporting the current LP prez candidate and Mike Ferguson should go to hell
Bob lost my support weeks ago, on idiotic comments regarding the Fannie/Freddie bailouts as bad but “necessary”. But the thing yesterday was really over the top.
As someone who was brought to this movement because of Ron Paul, the actions of Bob Barr and his staff has left a bad taste in my mouth. I was considering joining the LP and then you nominated Barr instead of Ruwart. That kept me from joining a few months ago. I have since joined the GOP, were I do not fell welcomed. So, I started looking at the LP again, and then this happens. Get rid of Bob Barr! And endorse a real FREEDOM candidate.
Regardless of his intentions, Barr has failed as a symbol of the cause.
I was considering a vote for either Bob Barr or Chuck Baldwin. I will NOT vote for Bob Barr – a snake in the grass
This man should not be representing the Libertarian Party.
Bob Bar is a Trojan Horse candidate, who has taken over our Party to destroy it from within.
I have voted Liberterian in every election since 1980. When Bob Barr was selected to run this year, I was concerned. At best he sends a mixed message about liberty and freedom. His latest actions show me that he is no different than all the other Republicrats. If he is not replaced, I will be forced to voted for the Constitution party this year.
I refuse to support Barr, and may very well abandon the Libertarian party for good, for the aforementioned reasons. Additionally, Barr is a man who, until frighteningly recently, supported the so-called “war on drugs,” and locking up non-violent offenders in the torture chambers Americans refer to as “prisons.” Honestly, his recent behavior has given me reason to believe that he may very well lack sincerity, and any real commitment to libertarian ideals. He strikes me as an opportunist, riding the coattails of the current resurgence in libertarian thinking, while likely not truly believing in its ideals. If this is the way the Libertarian party is headed, count me out.
Bob Barr makes me ashamed to be a member of the LP.
I will vote for Baldwin instead.
I will NOT be voting for Barr, McCain or Obama. Thank you.
I am an active LP member. If Barr remains the LP nominee, I will not be renewing my membership.
Call me sentimental, but I think LP candidates should be actual libertarians.
I am a registered Libertarian since 2004. I voted for Michael Badnarik. I do not trust Bob Barr because of his integrity issue. I would suggest that Bob Barr step down and let Ron Paul, Mike Gravel, Steve Kubby or other take the presidential candidate slot. Bob Barr will earn a little more respect if he does this rather than be divisive in sabotaging the Libertarian Party ticket that give a reason to vote for the two Establishment parties.
Shame on you Barr and LP leadership.
I had decided to vote Libertarian in November, but now I am taking a serious look at the Constitution party. Barr has got to go. I have enormous respect for Ron Paul, and do take kindly to anyone insulting him.
I originally wanted Barr to be the LP candidate before the convention, but was fortunate enough to wise up before the convention started. I tried to like Barr, but his continual flip-flops and unlibertarian statements were building up. What he did yesterday was the last straw. Unless this petition is successful, my family will not be voting for the LP nominee for president for the first time since 1980.
I have voted for a libertarian in every presidential election. I will not be voting for Barr because of this. I am also consdering whether to stay as a registered Libertarian because of the fiasco that is the barr campaign.
Dear, Bob Barr. I kept ignoring the signs. I kept supporting you, even when it became obvious you no longer seriously endorsed the views and beliefs of Ron Paul. I humbly ask that you step down and stop playing politics, just like the Democrats and Republicans you make fun of. How dare you get our hopes up, only to turn your backs on us! I AM NO LONGER VOTING FOR BOB BARR. I might vote for CHUCK BALDWIN, instead.
Although I somewhat supported Bob Barr before, and had planned to cast a vote for him, this latest episode gives me pause. The LP presidential spot is not for self-promotion over principle. Barr should have honored his commitment to attend the rally. Overthrowing the status quo is more important than individual vote totals.
Unless Barr is removed and, Baldwin will most assuredly get my vote. I was a county co-chair in the LP locally, and could never imagine such a doltish move on the national stage.
Absolutely inexcusable betrayal, smearing, and grandstanding by Barr and his apologists. Barr needs to leave town.
As a new member of the LP, in the past 24 hours, I have now begun to question supporting a party which nominates a man who clearly does not represent the goals and ideals of the Libertarian platform.
Thanks to the LP party for showing true colors before the election; this saves me considerable time in an intelligent review of their platform, which is now rendered meaningless by their actions.
Who picked Bob Barr in the first place? He is on the no vote list just like Obama and McCain. After voting Libertarian since 2000 the choice of Barr by the party disgusted me.
An Iraq War supporter who voted for the Patriot Act twice and a career CIA drug warrior claiming to be a Libertarian?! The LP has become a sad joke with this phony on the ticket. Let me guess, Cheney for the 2012 ticket?
Barr: Paul is creating a movement here, and the LP is an important part of it. Your attempt to discredit can only be redeemed by your stepping down.
Ron Paul and the Libertarian have both done so much for advancing the ideas of Freedom and as a Libertarian, I am so disappointed that those within the freedom movement are not willing to cooperate.
Bob Barr has finally shown all Libertarians his true disregard for Liberty!
I tried to like him, despite his history as a foe of liberty, and attempted to believe that he had had a sincere change of heart. So it goes… Now, he is not going to bring prominence to the party, only notoriety.
I had serious missgivings about Barr based on his congressional record. He merely proved those correct.
Ron Paul has more integrity in one eyelash than Bob Barr has in his being.
Also, LP HQ & LNC need to be purged of phony non-libertarians, war-mongers, statists, traitors, and compromisers.
I am a dedicated LP voter, provided the party nominates an actual libertarian candidate. Bob Barr is not one.
Bob Barr is not a libertarian, as his recent attack on Ron Paul clearly shows. Endorsing foreign wars and incarceration of people for non-crimes are only two of his wildly non-libertarian positions. My suggestion to Mr. Barr is to go back to the Republican party where he belongs.
Bob Barr is a disgrace to the Libertarian Party.
What does this man really stand for? The Libertarian Party will not be a party I want to associate with unless Barr leaves……..
if you remove Bob Barr, I will re-register, once again register as a Libertarian.
I have voted Libertarian in the last three Presidential Elections. I believe in the Libertarian platform. Bob Barr is NOT a Libertarian. His voting record and public statements show that his career has been a study in following the Republican Party line.
Barr is neither a libertarian, nor, as we know now, a very good political strategist. Total disaster from the beginning.
Barr is a phony and an opportunist. He is no libertarian.
SHAME on Bob Barr. What on earth he was thinking today is absolutely beyond me. As a Libertarian Party member since 1996, I was very skeptical of Barr. However, I was fully prepared to vote for him. Not anymore. Get rid of the SOB. I may even cancel my LP membership.
I am a libertarian, and will be voting for Chuck Baldwin of the constitution party unless Bob Barr is removed from the ticket and replaced with another libertarian candidate.
The Libertarian Party has lost its ways. They acted extremely rude to Ron Paul’s fanbase, a very passionate sect of the Republican party. They annoyed them now too. Great going, Libs!
You flunked the test Bob.
The LP has earned one less vote in NC after today unless there’s “change”. Barr’s selection was “iffy” at best at the time, now it’s been shown to definitely be a mistake. Please find a andidate that we can rally behind.
Today was a dark, dark day for supporters of the Libertarian Party.
Bob Barr’s political arrogance was put to the test during Ron Paul’s coalition press conference. Mr. Barr displayed his actions or inactions of being a leader by refusing to work with others in the political arena. By not attending, Mr. Barr showed his true colors. That is not the type of leadership we need. That is the type of attitude we are trying to dispel from the political scene. Bob Barr can’t hold a candle to liberty. Riding Paul’s coattails throughout Paul’s campaign and associating himself with Ron Paul is the only reason Mr. Barr was nominated for the LP. Mr. Barr and the LP need to evaluate their agenda before they ever get my vote.
We have enough politicians with giant egos on power trips. I will not vote for another one. To top it off, instead of admitting a mistake you defend yourselves. Neocon ways die hard, eh?
The Libertarian Party, in order to preserve it’s dignity and respect should demand that Bob Barr and Wayne Allen Root step down, and allow the true Libertarians their rightful place on the stage.
wtf were you thinking boob? Did the big boys have a gun to your head, or were you just trying to outfox integrity, truth and the GOOD doctor?
I never liked or trusted Barr. This recent turn of events only validates my concerns and the fact that the Libertarian Party has lost its way before it even had a chance to find it. It reminds me of Hamlet “Out, damn spot!”
barr has a long history of being ANTI libertarian. wtf were you thinking to begin with?
Terrible, Bob. You, of the LP had an opportunity to have a HUGE impact this year. Instead, you picked a lying, grandstanting, self-absorbed authoritarian NeoCon – so that the LP has now BECOME the same as the big 2. SHAME ON YOU!!
For the first time in my life, I will not be voting the Libertarian Party for President or any other downticket race. It is no longer the party of principle and not worthy of the support of freedom-loving Americans.
The libertarian party has now lost its way among the other parties. What happened to good old fashioned liberty?