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Could Bob Barr win it all?

There is a scenario that has been going on inside my head where it may be possible for potential Libertarian party candidate Bob Barr to win the election this year. I know it’s far fetched but just hear me out.

If Hillary Clinton makes a strong showing in the democratic primaries tomorrow she will gain even more momentum going toward the convention. If she keeps it tight and loses by a narrow margin at the convention she could continue on as a independent candidate. We all know she’s a very headstrong woman that doesn’t easily put aside her political ambitions. She did stay married to Bill after all the crap he put her through after all. If she feels she has the momentum she could go for it. That would effectively split the Democratic vote down the middle.

You may say. “Wouldn’t this just favor McCain?’ and it could potentially. But with the dems split it would be theoretically possible to take the presidency with 25% of the popular vote. Republicans would run away from McCain and toward Barr so fast it would make your head spin. The only reason so many republicans are sticking with McCain is because they see it as the lesser of two evils. With the dems split voting for a 3rd party candidate wouldn’t be “throwing your vote away”. It would be a legitimate choice. Barr could also pick up votes from civil liberties democrats who would be sick of the fighting between Obama and Hillary. And don’t forget about the millions who sit home every election cycle because they are tired of picking the lesser of two evils. They could come out in droves!

While this scenario is a extreme longshot, probably the product of my having to much free time today. It would be nice to see it play out this way. I wonder what kind of odds I could get from Vegas on this? Maybe I’ll call Wayne Allyn Root and ask him!

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May 5, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment