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Did McCain Choose Palin to Forestall NRA Endorsement of Barr?

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It is certainly a question worth asking. Let's look at the people involved. John McCain, the Republican nominee for President,  only has a "C" rating with the National Rifle Association (NRA). He has even been described as "one of the premier flag carriers for the enemies of the Second Amendment" by the them! Not only that, McCain has earned the NRA's anger with his campaign finance reform that limits their ability to support candidates. He's on thin ice with them to say the least.

The Libertarian Party candidate for President, Bob Barr, on the other hand, was a member of the NRA's Board of Directors. He also has an A+ rating with them.

Enter Sarah Palin, a lifetime member of the NRA and now the Republican nominee for Vice President. She is well known in conservative circles for her staunch support of gun rights. Certainly selecting her is reassuring to the NRA.

While I'm not suggesting that the NRA's endorsement of a Presidential candidate was the only factor in McCain picking Palin, the mere possibility that they might have endorsed Barr very well could be a much bigger factor than the mainstream media and the Republican Party will ever admit.

Could it be that he's courting the NRA to make sure that they don't end up not endorsing anyone for President? That too is a possibility. This author can not say exactly what they were thinking. These are questions that only the McCain campaign can answer. Hopefully they will be asked and answered honestly.

 

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Darren Wolfe, otherwise known as The International Libertarian, is the former Eastern Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania. He grew up in Puerto Rico and lived in Venezuela for seven years, including the first year of Chavez' rule. (more...)
 
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vote for Bob Barr, does not remember he and Henry ... by Stanimal on Sunday, Aug 31, 2008 at 2:05:27 AM
But your comment has nothing to do with the point ... by Darren Wolfe on Sunday, Aug 31, 2008 at 5:10:53 AM
My take on third parties this time had Barr as the... by Margaret Bassett on Sunday, Aug 31, 2008 at 8:46:41 AM
I am sure Palin's position on the Second Amend... by Mike Kimball on Sunday, Aug 31, 2008 at 10:31:18 AM
It started out as an organization of hunters and g... by John Hanks on Sunday, Aug 31, 2008 at 10:40:54 AM
IMHO, they represent the gun manufacturer's in... by Darren Wolfe on Sunday, Aug 31, 2008 at 12:04:10 PM
Darren Wolfe wrote:  "(The NRA) started ... by Frank Silbermann on Tuesday, Sep 2, 2008 at 6:41:55 AM
That quote is from someone else.... by Darren Wolfe on Tuesday, Sep 2, 2008 at 11:27:22 AM