Congressman Ron Paul's big announcement this morning was, "vote 3rd party." The big story, though, is the Bob Barr circus elsewhere in the building.
I'll keep watching as bloggers and media weigh in and updating this confusing list of links.
Ron Paul rejected a McCain plea for endorsement, and delivered...something. (video from Raw Story)
CNN - YouTube of Ron Paul's statement
Bob Barr canceled his participation at the last minute. Ralph Nader fielded the question directed at the Libertarian Party. (Independent Political Report)
Barr holds his own press conference immediately following. Barr offers to make Paul his running mate; Root offers to step aside if he'll accept. (Reason's Hit & Run)
Adam Kokesh disses Barr during the second press conference. Shane Cory (Barr comm director) tells Campaign for Liberty events coordinator Dan Rasmussen to "f**k off". (Independent Political Report)
Bob Barr calls all this "leadership to unify the liberty movement." (bobbarr08.com)
LP says Barr is "not a minor party candidate" who doesn't want to be seen with Baldwin or McKinney. (Last Free Voice)
Mike Ferguson (Barr national field director) blasts Paul for displaying "a complete lack of leadership." (Ferguson's Myspace blog)
Rasmussen "never seen Dr. Paul so angry". (United Liberty - third update)
More as it shakes out...
..........Kokesh explaining what had made him so angry. "Leadership is not just about knowing when to lead, but knowing when to follow," Kokesh said. "You failed that test today and I retract my endorsement of you."
Barr sent a letter to Paul yesterday. This is getting more confusing, not less. (Third Party Watch)