The paragon of MSM cluelessness weighed in Sunday:
[Libertarian Party presidential nominee Bob] Barr has said he hopes that [Republican Rep. Ron] Paul’s million-plus supporters will vote for him instead. And the Barr campaign is trying to tap into some of the Ron Paul Internet magic, linking to social-networking sites like Facebook and My Space on its campaign Web site.
But without Mr. Paul on the ballot, many of his supporters may choose not to vote at all. And Mr. Paul, the Libertarian Party’s nominee in 1988, does not plan to steer his supporters to Mr. Barr, said Jesse Benton, a spokesman for Mr. Paul.
Sigh. In hopes that MSM reporters might understand it, I will type this slowly: Ron Paul supporters have already joined the Barr campaign.
Barr’s Web team is Terra Eclipse, the same company that did Paul’s Web site. Barr’s national homeschool coordinator, Shana Kluck, served in the same role for the Paul campaign. This same pattern is evident at the state and local level. Go to Barr’s Facebook group and see how many members are also members of Paul’s Facebook group.
As one Barr supporter explained it to me, “The Ron Paul movement wasn’t about Ron Paul. It was about a movement.” And the Paul movement effectively ended in February, when the candidate sent an e-mail to his supporters, announcing plans to scale back his campaign, focus on getting re-elected in Texas, and abjuring a third-party run.
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