Barr: A Nader or a Buchanan?

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Libertarian Bob Barr, the one-time crackpot Clinton impeachment ringleader who has taken on a veneer of seriousness amid the civil liberties abuses and unholy spending of the Bush years, is launching what could be a serious third party bid for the presidency.

Serious, not as in viable, but serious in that he could choose to do some damage to John McCain.

My gut tells me thought that Barr has got enough of the loyal GOP soldier in him... despite his bid for the hearts and minds of Libertarians... that he's likely to take the Pat Buchanan path -- focusing his campaign in solid Obama states -- rather than attempt to Naderize McCain in, say, Virginia, or Colorado.