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malkusm
10-30-2013, 12:43 PM
This thread is intended to be a collection point of the strong pros and cons of any potential liberty candidate / campaign that is being discussed / promoted on the forum. You are welcome to post both positive and not-so-positive attributes about the candidate as they related to their position on supporting liberty as well as issues relating to their campaign. The most important information may be aggregated in this top post for easy reference.

Candidate Name: Bob Barr
Office Sought: U.S. House, Georgia's 11th Congressional District
Website: http://www.bobbarr.org/
Social Media: Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/bobbarrcongress) | Twitter (https://twitter.com/bobbarrcongress)

Candidate Profile: On the Issues
Civil Liberties: [Rating TBD]
Constitutional Issues: [Rating TBD]
Economic Issues: [Rating TBD]
Foreign Policy: [Rating TBD]
Social Issues: [Rating TBD]
Overall Issues Rating: [Rating TBD]

Race Profile: Competition & Demographics
State: Georgia
District: 11 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia's_11th_congressional_district)
Incumbent: Phil Gingrey (http://gingrey.house.gov/) (R-GA) - Will not seek re-election.
Other Primary Candidates: Allan Levene (http://allanleveneforcongress.com/), Ed Lindsey (http://edlindsey.us/), Barry Loudermilk (http://loudermilkforcongress.com/), Tricia Pridemore (http://www.pridemoreforcongress.com/)
Non-Incumbent Candidates from Other Parties: Patrick Thompson (D)
Cook PVI: R+19 (Solid Republican)
Relevant poll numbers: None
Overall Race Profile Rating: [Rating TBD]

Miscellaneous Pros/Cons
Key strong points:

Unknown points for further research:

Possible weak points:

Possible deal breakers:

Overall Rating:

Brian4Liberty
10-30-2013, 01:14 PM
Are any of his Primary opponents hard-core Ron Paul people?

brandon
10-30-2013, 01:20 PM
lol why even post this? slow day?

malkusm
10-30-2013, 01:21 PM
lol why even post this? slow day?

Requested here: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?430471-Request-for-Campaign-Evaluation-Thread

Brian4Liberty
10-30-2013, 01:29 PM
lol why even post this? slow day?

Think he is a shoe-in?

Bob Barr on Iran:



Bob Barr on Iran: Opposing the Regime / Supporting the People

Supporting regime change in Iran is in the national security interest of the United States. [B4L - Not necessarily] The current leadership in Iran poses one of the greatest threats to peace in the world today [B4L - I don't think so.]. The United States must actively oppose the development of military nuclear capability by Iran; even as we support development of a truly democratically elected government in Iran.

The United States has several mechanisms at our disposal, including:

Economic
Covert action
Diplomacy
Humanitarian
Overt military action

I fully understand the reality of military conflict and its impact on our economy and the families involved. Military action should be employed only as a last resort when our national security requires it.

However, it is the responsibility of our public servants in government to use every tool at their disposal to avoid a “hot” conflict while, at the same time, protecting the legitimate national security interests of the United States.

I support a multi-pronged effort regarding Iran. Therefore, in Congress, I will support these efforts [B4L - Towards what end? There is no goal here. Will have to assume he wants regime change based on the first paragraph.]:

Degrade the ability of Iran to operate in the world financial markets, through my work on the House Financial Services Committee;
Draw on my prior service in the Central Intelligence Agency to provide the necessary authority and funding to allow our intelligence agencies to gather information, utilizing both human and technical assets;
Support diplomatic efforts to both establish lines of communications and help foster a more stable environment for pro-democracy opposition forces in Iran; and,
Make certain our armed forces are funded adequately, so they have the necessary tools and resources to accomplish any mission assigned to them.

http://barrcongress.com/bob-barr-on-iran-opposing-the-regime-supporting-the-people/

brandon
10-30-2013, 01:31 PM
Not sure what you mean Brian. I mean why even post it in that the guy is basically a direct enemy of Ron Paul. Not sure why he's being given the time of day here.

TL;DR I vote no

brandon
10-30-2013, 01:34 PM
Didn't he endorse Gingrich for president in 2012? The guy is a slime ball

compromise
10-30-2013, 01:35 PM
Requested because he was the subject of a lot of discussion on here when he first announced.

I'm undecided between him and Loudermilk in this race.

Brian4Liberty
10-30-2013, 01:36 PM
Not sure what you mean Brian. I mean why even post it in that the guy is basically a direct enemy of Ron Paul. Not sure why he's being given the time of day here.

TL;DR I vote no

If he is a shoe-in, might not be worth much time either (at least when it comes to putting in effort or campaign donations).

Brian4Liberty
10-30-2013, 01:38 PM
Didn't he endorse Gingrich for president in 2012? The guy is a slime ball

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?337403-Bob-Barr-Endorses-New-Gingrich!

brandon
10-30-2013, 01:58 PM
^^Nice, that thread sums up RPF opinion of Bob Barr