As I go to cast my vote this morning against a white supremacist running for Superior Court judge, I am warmed by Libertarian candidate Bob Barr's correct response to an issue that Ron Paul screwed up.
When he learned that he had received a donation from Ron Black, who operates the white supremacist site Stormfront, Ron Paul kept it, saying that he'd use the money for good.
Compare and contrast Bob Barr's response to a Stormfront endorsement yesterday:
The Barr campaign is not going to be a vehicle for every fringe and hate group to promote itself. We do not want and will not accept the support of haters. Anyone with love in their heart for our country and for every resident of our country regardless of race, religion, nationality or sexual orientation is welcome with open arms.
Tell the haters I said don't let the door hit you on the backside on your way out!
Barr consultant Steve Gordon sent me the statement and added: "We denounce anybody who doesn't want to treat everybody equally under the law."
That's the way to handle the racist vermin. Short, to the point, calm, but plain and contemptuous. Why couldn't Paul's campaign have sent a signal about its position on racial issues through a similar response? One wonders.
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