Former Republican Bob Barr won the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination yesterday in Denver. The GOP left Mr. Barr in 2006 by pursuing excessive federal spending and panting over expanded federal power.
It took six ballots and nearly five hours for Rep. Barr to emerge as the victor in the hotly contested race. “I don’t take anything for granted in the Libertarian Party convention, because there’s no preconceived notion of what could happen, unlike the Democrats and Republicans. It’s a genuine process,” Barr delegate James Bell told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.