Rick Green: 5,000 Likes On Facebook Could Trigger A Senate Run For David Barton (UPDATED)

Rick Green works for David Barton’s organization, Wallbuilders, and is his co-host on Barton’s radio show, Wallbuilders Live. He also really wants his boss to be a U.S. Senator. On Facebook today, Green wrote:

There is a lot of talk out there about people wanting David Barton to run for the U.S. Senate. Let’s find out how true that is. If you want to see it happen, then take 2 seconds to like the page below, or 30 seconds to leave a post about why you think he’d be a good U.S. Senator alongside Ted Cruz fighting to restore our constitutional republic.

Just imagine what that would be like. Imagine the progress we could make towards saving our nation.

If the draft page gets 5K likes in just a few days, then we’ll know people want him to run. So if you’d like to see it happen, click like, click share, and start spreading the word. Don’t just like my post, go to the Draft David Barton for Senate page and like it. https://www.facebook.com/DavidBartonforAmerica.

In this post, Green links to another page on Facebook — Draft David Barton for Senate — which will apparently serve as a kind of fleece to know whether or not Barton should run. Currently, the page has 558 likes (in about 11 hours) with the goal being 5,000 within “a few days.”

Out of 1.11 billion monthly active Facebook users, 5,000 likes will trigger a challenge to conservative GOP Senator John Cornyn.

Green’s page is a new one; the original draft Barton group is up to 1700 members.

Just imagine.

UPDATE: Glenn Beck is imagining and apparently he likes the idea.

Related posts:

David Barton For Senate? (Oct. 28)

Could David Barton Win The Texas GOP Senate Race? (Oct. 30)

  • sharontexan

    I am imagining.

    Please tell me this is a Halloween prank? It’s a scary one, that’s for sure.

  • ken

    hmmm why do I get the impression you are really hoping Barton tries to run Warren?

    Could it be you are secretly hoping Barton foolishly steps into the light that a political race will bring?

    • Warren Throckmorton

      ken – as i noted in my first post on this, my secret is not so secret :)

      • ken

        heh, ironically, just the other day I was teaching a friend, who’s native tongue isn’t english, the meaning of the word “hubris” :)

        However, I don’t think that Barton will get the notice you are hoping for unless he wins the primary.

  • http://brucegerencser.net/ Bruce Gerencser

    Barton should not confuse Facebook likes with broad support. The same group that “likes” Barton is the same group that “likes” the page of every fundamentalist cause or candidate. I can’t imagine Barton getting broad support even in his own party. And then, there’s the tapes. The record of his crazy lies and distortions.

    That said, Barton running might be good for people like you, Warren. The media will want to have experts weigh in on Candidate Barton’s past statements. In my opinion, you always to a good job countering the bat s%*t crazy stuff Barton says.

  • $2268610

    I’m on it.

  • Mackinz

    Professor Throckmorton, I would like to thank you for your continued coverage of this very dangerous man’s attempt to run for Congress.

    Though it would be hilarious for his lies to get broad political spotlight, I can’t help but fear for our country on the chance he does get elected…

  • buddyglass23

    This might be positive news, actually, depending on your political bent. Barton being in the race could siphon off the evangelical fringe vote. If the mainstream candidates feel they can win without the Barton contingent they may write them off and decline to cater to their particular views. Barton may result in a more moderate “rest of the field”.

  • Bernie Keefe

    Bahaha! Pseudo-historian wants to become Pseudo-Senator?!

  • Carol A Ranney

    David Barton claims that global climate change is caused by the US policy of women’s freedom of choice. http://www.forwardprogressives.com/potential-republican-texas-senate-candidate-david-barton-claims-abortion-leads-to-climate-change/