Saturday, May 24, 2008

Post-Barr event

Welcome Instapundit readers. Amazing evening that ended about 1 a.m. MT in Bob Barr's suite, where there is an 8 a.m. media breakfast today.

There was a debate last night of all the other candidates except Barr -- the debate apparently scheduled deliberately to conflict with the Barr reception. It's hard to tell, but it's possible the crowds for the competing events were about equal in size.

Had a great interview with LP National Chairman Bill Redpath, who pointed out that the excitement here in Denver is that nobody has any idea who will win. It's wide open -- old-fashioned politics.

Today is Saturday, with a lot of warfare over the platform expected. If I get busy and don't get anything online early this morning, I would recommend Third Party Watch and Reason's Hit & Run as the best sources. Also, believe it or not, Jackie Passey linked me on her LP Convention blog post.

Well, it's almost 2 a.m., and I'm supposed to be at that media breakfast at 8 a.m., g'night.

UPDATE 2:15 a.m.: Went out for one last smoke and found myself talking to Robert Murphy, an Oklahoma LP delegate who regaled me with tales of the 1983 LP National Convention that chose "a surfer from California" over the "Cato candidate." Murphy on the LP nominating process: "It's byzantine."

1 comment:

  1. You are providing some of the very best as-it-happens coverage of the Libertarian National Convention I've seen. Good work!