From a recent column by Brian Wright:
Political Lessons of Late Summer '08
Dem and Rep conventions, Rally for the Republic, one clear message:
Support the Libertarians!
My political convention viewing this
year did not start until the Democrats set up in Denver the last week of August. Unfortunately, I could not personally attend the convention of
the political party of which I'm a member: the Libertarians, also in Denver. And as much as I regard the freedom credentials of Bob Barr as less than awesome, I'm glad he's our nominee. He's respectable, he's polling in double digits in a few states, and he's going to probably take more votes away from the neocon-lunatic Republicans than from the seriously flawed yet essentially-and-redeemably human Democrats.
Time to Sticker Up for Bob Barr and the LP
I want to mention as well, that I've formally decided to vote for Libertarian Bob Barr, and I advocate that anyone considering voting for McCain/Palin instead vote for B2... because: a) at all costs McCain must not win and b) we need to make sure Obama understands that not fighting the massive US-security/police-state/empire—he's supported the FISA amendments, Iran provocations, the whole endorsement of Georgian aggression, temporizing on Iraq withdrawal, etc.—is not an option. And I'm chagrined that neither Ron Paul nor Jesse Ventura nor any of the other speakers deigned to state the obvious: B2 is the most consistent remaining candidate advocating CL (Constitutional Liberty).
For the complete column: