Jim, it looks like Barr’s total will be about equal to what Harry Browne got in 1996. I’m sure that’s a disappointment to the Libertarian Party, but it’s 100,000 more votes than Browne got in 2000, and about 90,000 more than Michael Badnarik got in 2004.
David Weigel was at Barr HQ in Atlanta last night, and I’m sure he’ll soon file a full report, but I’ll offer my own brief explanation for the disappointment of the Barr juggernaut:
Of course, the sodomy-and-assisted-suicide wing of the LP — the folks who viewed Barr’s candidacy as a “neocon takeover” plot — will blame Barr, and their reaction likely will be to abjure future flirtations with political relevance.
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