Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Barber Trimmed

In a moment of sanity in Alabama, Rick Barber, the congressional candidate whose campaign commercials showed him communing with dead presidents, lost in a run-off.

Barber, the businessman and Tea Party-backed House candidate who attracted the national spotlight after he ran an ad in which he met with America’s founding fathers (played by actors) and talked to them about the tyranny of the Obama administration — followed by George Washington saying “Gather your armies” — has been defeated in the Republican primary runoff for Alabama’s Second District. With 83% of precincts reporting, Montgomery City Councilwoman Martha Roby leads by 61%-39%.

He’ll probably be back in a couple of years, this time chatting with Millard Fillmore and Calvin Coolidge.