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NRA endorses McCain - but Barr too
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, October 09, 2008

I threw the endorsement of Libertarian Candidate Bob Barr in there for a reason.

First the McCain endorsement (as if this comes as some huge surprise):
NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre announced the endorsement Thursday. LaPierre and the chairman of the NRA's political action committee were making stops in Pennsylvania, Missouri, Colorado and Nevada to talk about the move.

The endorsement comes despite differences between the gun-rights lobby and McCain on campaign finance restrictions and gun show rules. But LaPierre says the two agree on many more issues important to the group.
So much so that when the NRA graded McCain they gave him a C+ as a lifetime rating. They haven't yet rated Barack Obama for some reason, but if the ratings of the IL Dem delegation are any example, I see an "F" on the horizon.

Bob Barr, however, gets an A+ from the NRA. So for those of you for whom 2nd Amendment rights are important to very important, check out Barr's record.
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Previous Comments to this Post 

Did McCain’s life end in 2004? Surely his vote against renewing the "assault" weapons ban later that year has to count for something.

Barr’s A+ rating is nice, but who are we kidding? A vote for Barr is a half a vote for Obama, nothing more. Might as well write in Eddie Eagle.
Written By: Xrlq
I agree with Xrlq. All a protest vote is worth is letting the clearly unqualified candidate get one more vote up on their opponent.

Every vote is a compromise; there is no such thing as a perfect candidate. Might as well make that compromise worth something.
Written By: CR UVa
On the other hand, even a small number of votes for the third-party candidate of your choice can effect the policies moving forward. If Barr were to take 10% of the vote, you can be sure that the next election would find both the Democrats and Republicans trying to entice the libertarian crowd.
Written By: FiredrakeRAGE
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I’m sorry, but voting for a candidate just because he has a better chance to win, despite liking the policies of another candidate more, is just backwards. It’s called principle. Do you have it? With that type of mindset, there’s no surprise we only see a douche and a turd sandwich on the debate stage this year. Yeah, he probably won’t win this time, but you can help improve the situation for next time. I’d like to see more than 2 parties on the debate stage sometime in my lifetime. Then maybe people will realize that all along the two party system has only been an illusion of choice.
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