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2572Re: FW: Bob Barr Shows Leadership to Unify Liberty Movement

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  • Louis William Rose
    Sep 15, 2008
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      Snnnnoooorrrrrrrrrrr...

      --- In RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com, "Guy McLendon" <guy@...> wrote:
      >
      > There is still an opportunity for Ron Paul to be on the ballot in
      November
      > 2008. Please call Ron's office, and ask him to accept Bob Barr's
      offer.
      >
      >
      >
      > Guy McLendon
      >
      >
      >
      > _____
      >
      > From: Russ Verney, BobBarr2008.com [mailto:info@...]
      > Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 1:58 PM
      > To: hclpchair@...
      > Subject: Bob Barr Shows Leadership to Unify Liberty Movement
      >
      >
      >
      > Bob Barr Shows Leadership to Unify Liberty Movement
      >
      > Asks Paul to Run as his Vice President
      >
      > Atlanta, GA - Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party nominee for
      president, has
      > invited GOP Congressman Ron Paul to be his running mate in the
      upcoming
      > election. In a letter sent to Paul, Barr called Paul one of the "few
      > American patriots" who exist in today's society, and asked him
      to "seriously
      > consider this final offer as an opportunity to show true, lasting
      leadership
      > beyond party politics."
      >
      > Barr cited Paul's 1987 letter to then-GOP Chairman Frank
      Fahrenkopf, in
      > which Paul stated that, "after years of trying to work through the
      > Republican Party both in and out of government. . . concluded that
      efforts
      > must be carried on outside the Republican Party."
      >
      > Though recognizing Paul's personal investment in the Republican
      Party and
      > his recent attempts to reform the party from inside, Barr said he
      disagreed
      > with Paul's strategy. "Better options remain that will carry a
      message of
      > liberty onto the ballot in November and beyond," Barr stated,
      adding at a
      > news conference called today at the National Press Club,
      that "change in
      > politics and public policy in America cannot and will not be done
      from
      > within the current, two-party system."
      >
      > Barr continued, "'The status quo will not change the status quo'
      and impact
      > comes entirely from gaining votes in the General Election." That is
      why Barr
      > said he would remain focused on the Libertarian Party's electoral
      effort and
      > clear message, and why he invited Paul to join him.
      >
      > "While you declined my offer to seek the Libertarian presidential
      nomination
      > many months ago, I ask that you seriously consider this final offer
      as an
      > opportunity to show true, lasting leadership beyond party
      politics," Barr
      > stated in his letter to Paul.
      >
      > Barr's running mate, Wayne Allyn Root, expressed support: "As the
      > Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee, I believe in one thing
      above
      > all else-principle. There can be no compromise on the ideals of
      limited
      > government, lower taxes, lower spending, and more freedom for the
      American
      > people. Those are the principles to which I've dedicated my life.
      The GOP
      > and Democratic candidates only give lip service-at best-to these
      ideals and
      > principles. It is only an act at election time every four years."
      >
      > "I want to end the charade once and for all," Root continued. "I am
      willing
      > to sacrifice anything to advance the cause of liberty, freedom,
      smaller
      > government and to enable the American taxpayer to keep more of
      their own
      > money and property. Understanding Dr. Ron Paul's reputation and name
      > recognition in the freedom movement, I am willing to step aside as
      > Libertarian vice presidential candidate if he would be willing to
      take my
      > place. I will pledge to work day and night, just as I have as the
      vice
      > presidential nominee, to support Dr. Paul. I believe this is a
      wonderful
      > opportunity for the Libertarian and freedom movements. I encourage
      Dr. Paul
      > to accept Congressman Barr's offer. The campaign is making this
      offer
      > because we believe there is no sacrifice too large when it comes to
      > improving the lives of the American people and American taxpayers."
      >
      > Barr's letter to Paul can be found here
      > <http://cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?1RN5-27Dd-5bDGv0> .
      >
      > Paul's letter to the GOP can be found here
      > <http://cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?1RN5-27De-5bDGv1> .
      >
      > Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr represented the
      7th
      > District of Georgia in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1995
      to 2003.
      >
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      >
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      >
      > Barr 2008 Presidential Committee
      > P.O. Box 725007
      > Atlanta, GA 31139
      >
      > To donate by phone:
      >
      > Call 1-800-Bob-Barr
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