Sunday, August 24, 2008

Presidential Candidate Speaks in Dunwoody

Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr says the United States' two-party political system has not been good for Americans.
Speaking at a party fundraiser in Dunwoody at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia on Saturday night, the former Republican congressman said the two-party system has left Americans "wandering in a constitutional wilderness," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday.
Barr buttressed his point by decrying the mounting U.S. budget deficit and the allowed wiretapping of U.S. citizens.
"The government now wants to subject us to full-body X-rays just to board a plane," Barr said. "The only way you have to prevent that is by voting for the Libertarian Party."
Campaign finance reports show Barr had raised just $33,056 as of July 30, in Georgia.
By comparison, Arizona Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, raised $2.3 million to through July 30 in Georgia, and Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois raised $4.17 million to-date.
Saturday's event was to also raise money for U.S. Senate candidate Alan Buckley, R-Ga., and Georgia Public Service Commission candidates Brandon Givens and John Monds.

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