Barring the Way

JL Wall (possible rap pseudonym alert!) flags this highly-entertaining New Yorker profile of Bob Barr. I can’t say I’ve followed Barr’s campaign with anything approaching real interest or enthusiasm, but I will say this: I’ve never understood the argument that his candidacy is the work of a cynical opportunist. Toiling away on the campaign trail doesn’t seem like particularly rewarding work, and it must be incredibly frustrating for a candidate to get stuck at the margins of mainstream acceptability. Barr’s run has been something of a comedy of errors, but I don’t doubt the man’s sincerity.

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