By Jim Simpson
Newsmax reports today that Republicans are concerned about Bob Barr’s candidacy. If you had read some of my previous columns, you would know that I identified third party candidates as a potential Republican nightmare over a year ago. And as I said in a more recent column, Barr could well become John McCain’s Ralph Nader.
Barr will not pull a lot of votes, but he doesn’t have to. One or two percentage points could spell the difference between victory and defeat for John McCain next fall. Barr should knock it off and get with the party. As the House Republican who lead the charge for Clinton’s impeachment, He of all people should know the potential dangers of another Democrat presidency. Sometimes I think the Republican Party suffers from suicidal tendencies. He may just be the one who supplies the ammunition.