When Ron Paul convened a coalition of third-party candidates yesterday and endorsed them all, he dashed Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr’s hopes of a solo Paul endorsement, writes Dana Milbank in the Washington Post. So Barr staged a separate press conference, where he announced that he’s not here to make friends.
“I'm not interested in third parties getting the most possible votes," Barr said."I'm interested in Bob Barr as the nominee for the Libertarian Party getting the most possible votes." Which is too bad, Milbank notes, because with figures like Ted Stevens and Charles Rangel under suspicion for corruption, and Obama and McCain bickering over non-issues, the major parties are themselves making a good case for an alternative.