Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr says in a news release that both Barack Obama and John McCain should be barred from the Texas election ballot. Both candidates failed to meet Texas' requirement that slates of presidential and vice presidential candidates must be filed by 5 p.m. on the 70th day before the general election. Neither major party met the deadline, he says.
Nobody expects the big parties to be barred, but Barr's larger point is that the system treats the big parties with kid gloves. No minor party would be granted the same leniency, he said.
And no doubt he is right about that.