Former Republican Congressman from Georgia Bob Barr announced that he will be running for the presidency on the Libertarian ticket. Barr hopes that his message of renewed fiscal restraint and limiting military involvement abroad will resonate with voters, particularly the Ron Paul supporters. Barr will likely win the Party’s nomination at their convention this month in Denver.
Also, today is the West Virginia primary and Senator Clinton is expected to win big. She will use the likely win to continue to raise doubts on the Democratic front runner Senator Barack Obama’s electability, particularly among white working class voters. Obama’s campaign currently seems to be shifting his attention from Clinton to Republican nominee Senator John McCain in what will likely be the general match-up.
Next week is the Kentucky primary which Clinton is also highly favored to win.