Jim Davidson writes:
The current deal with Barr that he won’t run again in 2012 and the apparent deal to anoint Wayne Root as the presidential nominee in 2012 is part of that same tradition of betraying the individual, dues-paying members of the party. Obviously, members of the LP think that they get to have meetings of their local and state committees to choose candidates and delegates to represent them on the ballot and at the national convention. There apparently is a coterie of elitists in the party who think that they own the LP. So, instead of the delegates to the national convention choosing the nominee, the process is corrupted by back room dealing, by elitists making deals with other elitists, and by similar sleaze and filth.
This kind of thing has to end. It has to be exposed for the cesspool of indecency and corruption that it is.
Obviously, many people who voted for Mary Ruwart went to the national convention of the LP thinking that their votes mattered. And, to a considerable extent, right up until the fifth ballot when she was the leading vote recipient, they did. But, the sleaze and filth determined that it was in their best interests to have Barr the nominee this year, to have Root the VP this year and the nominee in 2012, and they cut a deal.
It isn’t right that this kind of deal be used to determine who the nominee is. It isn’t ethical to disenfranchise the members of the party in this way. And it is not just me that thinks it stinks to high heaven.
Root removed himself from the presidential ticket and endorsed Barr (barf) because the Reform (retard) Caucus was worried Ruwart was going to win. In exchange, Root was guaranteed that Barf would not run again in 2012 when, it appears, he will be the nominee. After watching it live on C-SPAN, I am convinced this was all pre-planned way before the convention.