As election day is dawning upon us, emotions are running high, particularly among those entrapped in the major political party of their choice, urging those of us who cannot abide either of the major party nominees to pick the “lesser of evils”. The reason given depends on which side of the divide from which it comes. I’ve been hearing, or expect to hear, from my Obama-supporting friends, “You MUST vote for Obama, because we cannot have eight more years of Bush”.
Sources say that Libertarian Party Candidate Bob Barr did not make an appearance at Dr. Paul’s press conference as agreed and is instead having his own press conference, per a flyer being handed out by LP Communications Director Andrew Davis.
As much effort as Dr. Paul put into promoting this press conference, one has to wonder what effect this will have on his relationship with Barr and how Ron’s supporters will respond. If the reaction at Ron Paul Forums is any indication, missing this press conference was a mistake.
Reason’s Dave Weigel at Hit and Run is now reporting this-
*Update* Amanda Moore, from the Baldwin campaign, has sent out an email claiming that Chuck Baldwin will be attendance at this announcement, and an official from the Barr campaign has confirmed that Congressman Barr has been invited, but is not sure that attendance will be possible. Rumor is that Nader and McKinney have also been included.
Campaign for Liberty just put the following press release on their blog-
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jesse Benton
September 5, 2008
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – On the heels of his historic three-day rally in Minneapolis that drew over 12,000 attendees, Congressman Ron Paul will make a major announcement next week in Washington at the National Press Club.
More details will be announced Monday.