Libertarian Presidential Candidate and former U.S. Representative Bob Barr spoke today in town hall format at George Mason University. An intimate crowd listened intently in Student Union Building I’s Patriot Lounge to hear Barr highlight the positives of a third party choice and the high level of dissatisfaction that many Americans hold for the current administration.
“[There is] complete disdain of American liberties,” said Barr, explaining his decision to leave the Republican party in 2006.
Barr said he believes he is a good alternative to Presidential Candidates Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain because he has a plan to decrease “big government.” “If you’re for Republican big government then vote for John McCain, if you’re for Democrat big government, vote for Barack Obama,” said Barr, going so far as to say he would like to see the Department of Education dismantled.
Several audience members had the opportunity to interact with Barr when he opened the format for questions. The audience pressed him for specifics regarding his education platform, his plan to decrease government and his foreign and international policy strategy.