Daily Archives: June 20, 2008

Novak and Carney: ‘McCain’s Libertarian problem’

From this week’s Evans-Novak Political Report:

The key question on the libertarian side of the ledger will be the strength of former Georgia Rep. Bob Barr, the Libertarian nominee. … Barr sees his strongest region being the Mountain West, where Nevada and Colorado sit on the edge of the McCain-Obama battle. Barr could tip those states in Obama’s direction if he gets just 2 percent. … The fear of Barr swinging his home state Georgia to the Obama column is overblown.

Actually, Nevada and Colorado could swing on less than 2%. They’re just that close now.

A strong libertarian campaign — especially one with a Nevadan on the ticket — focusing on two issues that have particularly vexed Bob Barr could easily make the [read more]