We’ve seen a lot of Clinton supporters swear they will vote for John McCain should Obama win the nomination. Among the Clinton supporters who threaten not to vote for Obama are Hillary’s brother, Tony Rodham. (Hat tip to Freedom Democrats). However he might not vote for McCain:
“I didn’t say that. It could be Bob Barr,” he said, referring to the Libertarian presidential candidate who, as a House member from Georgia, was a prime player in the impeachment of Rodham’s brother-in-law, Bill Clinton).
On the one hand, voting for Barr would be preferable to voting for McCain. On the other hand, the fact that Barr was involved in the impeachment of Bill Clinton is only one reason it is surprising that Rodham would consider voting for Barr. It is hard to see why a backer of Hillary Clinton, who is among the worst candidates on issues related to civil liberties and checks on government power, would prefer Barr over McCain, whose views are far closer to Clinton’s.