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Bloomberg-Paul ‘08!

By on 8.20.08 | 5:59PM

Dave Weigel has the scoop on the Virginia Independent Greens' efforts to qualify a ticket of Michael Bloomberg for president and Ron Paul for vice president on Virginia's state ballot.

Carey Campbell is right that Paul probably could have won the Libertarian and Constitution Party presidential nominations -- there was a move to put Paul's name in nomination at the CP convention, but it was defeated on the grounds that Paul would not accept -- but I'm somewhat surprised to hear he had a chance at winning the Green Party's nod as well. Even taking into account the war, I didn't know there were that many hard-lefties willing to put up with a pro-life devotee of Austrian economics.

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