Former Vice Chairman of the Libertarian National Committee
Greetings Friends and Patriots,
I am overwhelmed—and deeply flattered—by the number of people who ask if I intend to seek the 2012 Libertarian Party nomination for President. Almost every day, I receive an email or a phone call from a concerned Libertarian or other impassioned individual who encourages me to run.
As a Libertarian Party member for 30 years, I want to do as much as I can to protect our liberty and abolish the nation’s destructive two-party system. And I would very much like to seek the party’s presidential nomination. However, in all candor, I do not presently have the time to run the type of campaign that the membership of the Libertarian Party deserves.
It has been a year since I had the honor to service as Vice Chair of the LNC. The time that I invested to expose the failings of America’s two-party system and strengthen our organization was very fruitful and worthwhile. However, during this past year, I’ve felt that it has been necessary to focus my attention on securing the future of my business and the well-being of my family. I am happy to report that my business is on a healthy growth track. (As a matter of fact, AngelVision—my primary business venture—was rated by Inc. magazine for the fourth consecutive year as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.)
My current intention is to seek the Vice Chairmanship of the Libertarian National Committee, beginning in 2012. I intend to run for re-election as Vice Chairman in Las Vegas during Memorial Day weekend, next year. I believe that my experience and track record would prove very useful to the LNC at this time. My longer term goal is to serve as Chairman of the LNC. Unfortunately, the same time constraints that prevent me from seeking the Libertarian Presidential nomination also prevent me from serving as Chairman for the near term.
I have not ruled out a presidential run down the road. In 2008, my team raised and invested more than $300,000, building an organization and messaging strategy that would make it realistic to capture five percent of the national popular vote. All of this work is finished and virtually all of it can be reused for a future presidential campaign.
I greatly appreciate your ongoing encouragement and inspiration. While circumstances can always change, I do not presently intend to seek our party’s 2012 presidential nomination. Thank you, and let’s continue our fight to build a nation where every man, woman, and child is truly sovereign and free.