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Libertarian presidential candidate to speak at Duke

Posted October 24, 2008

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— The Libertarian nominee for president, Bob Barr will speak at Duke on Tuesday.

Barr's appearance, in room 139 of the Social Science building on Duke’s West Campus, is open and free to the public.

Barr will talk about the issues of importance to the Libertarian party during the address, which is set to begin at 5 p.m.

Mike Munger, Libertarian gubernatorial candidate, is chair of the political science department at Duke. He said, “Mr. Barr recognizes that the fight to restore liberty, and respect for the Constitution, is a long one. So he has been focusing on visiting college campuses, because the next generation of voters, and leaders, are there right now."

Duke has extended an open invitation to all presidential candidates.

Barr is on the ballot in 45 states, including North Carolina.

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  • ncwebguy Oct 24, 2008

    Some people can't be bothered to read the whole story -- "Duke has extended an open invitation to all presidential candidates."

    Though people who throw around the world "liberal" like a swear word don't need facts to tell them how to think.

    Did "a black man" cut a backwards B in your face too?

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Oct 24, 2008

    readme, I couldn't agree more. The reactions that I get when I bring up the libertarian party and/or statements that I hear about the party are astoundingly ignorant.

  • readme Oct 24, 2008

    I am conservative and am still voting for Bob Barr. I think his policies are much better for the nation, and he understands economics and foreign policy a lot better than his competition. I think the Libertarian party needs to get its act together and somehow get the word out that they have some really great ideas. Unfortunately most people are ignorant about the party and just think it's a bunch of people who do drugs and want the government to leave them alone. This is not what the party is all about, but it's the party's fault people still think this way.

  • GWALLY Oct 24, 2008

    Just a ploy to get his name out there by the ultra liberal Duke......hoping to drain some votes from McCain.......sort of an ACORN in reverse!!!! If he were leading in the race or was a threat to their left wing thinking...no way no how would he get an invite!!!