And the (smaller-government) nominee is ...

Bob Barr is the nominee for president of the Libertarian Party. (Note the similarities in presentation between Barr's website and Ron Paul's.) According to the Barr campaign blog, he believes his support will "come from 'disaffected Republican voters, Ron Paul supporters and independent voters and Democratic voters who believe in a strong message of civil liberties.' To him, both the Republican McCain and Democratic Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) and Barack Obama (Ill.) fail to offer 'a real choice' in November, especially on his No. 1 issue, reducing the size of government."