The Libertarian National Convention kicked off
yesterday with a tea-and-cookies reception hosted by the Marijuana
Policy Project featuring none other than Mr. Barr, the party’s
leading candidate for its presidential nomination… .
Among those expected to give the Sunday nominating speeches for
Mr. Barr at the convention is Rob Kampia, the Marijuana Policy
Project’s executive director, who praised the candidate for having
the courage of his convictions.
“It’s very rare to find someone who’s willing to change their
position and then be so public about it,” Mr. Kampia said. “He’s
definitely increased the credibility of the Marijuana Policy
Project. People have to take us seriously when we walk through the
door with Bob Barr.”
You know what kills me about being scooped on this? I was
sitting at the next table at Timberlakes in DC on Tuesday when Barr
had dinner with the MPP guys and it didn’t occur to me to think
that something newsworthy might be happening. Having hard-core
“freeweeders” to vouch for him will be very helpful to Barr in
terms of getting Libertarian support for his presidential bid.
Ending the drug war is a big issue with LP people.
The refreshments tonight at Barr’s delegate reception, I assume,
will be traditional, legal and free.
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