And in Libertarian Party news: Rep. Bob Barr is the nominee for President:
Rep. Bob Barr has won the Libertarian Party’s nomination on the sixth ballot at the LP convention, with 324 votes to 276 for Mary Ruwart. The ex-Republican from Georgia won the nomination after a tough battle that one of his supporters called a “dog fight.” Ruwart, a longtime LP activist, was the favorite of the party’s more radical or “purist” faction.
It may surprise some, but I probably would have preferred Dr. Ruwart to Rep. Barr. But I nevertheless regard it as a generally good thing that Republicans are beginning to migrate rightward.