Eric Sundwall writes to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Having observed a recent inquiry by former Vice Chair of the LNC, Chuck Moulton to Wayne Root, I’d like to extend the franchise to at least a half hour of thinking towards all the candidates. Having served on the LNC and being a former state chair of New York, I too have pertinent questions for the candidates. These are general questions designed to illicit a response from not only the aspirants, but to membership and observer a like.
Campaign Manager – Redlich for Governor
Role of a Third Party – The American system as conceived by the likes of Madison and others, is primarily designed to favor a winner take all, or single plurality districts. Given this systematic reality and the repressive state of ballot access throughout the country, at what point is looking at Libertarian victories or majorities, practical politically?
Candidates – While fundraising, membership and affiliate relations all fall within the category of solid LNC or Chair activity, what efforts will you make to cultivate excited and motivated candidates in all races?
Ballot Access – One of the greatest obstacles for the Libertarian Party is ballot access. What efforts will you undertake in terms of legal action, political rumblings or financial support to imperiled affiliates?
Grassroots – Any political party large or small depends a great deal on grassroots activity. How will you identify, cultivate and inspire this segment of the membership ?
Headquarters & Staff – Do you feel the current expenditures on staff and offices in Washington DC is sufficient, justified or in need of reform ?
Ideology – Third parties are often driven by members who don’t represent the political status quo, especially in America. Do you feel capable of managing the often divisive factions within the LP ? Given your own passionate belief system or ideas, how do you propose fairness in terms of any faction that might be considered a minority in the process ?
Voters – Attracting voters to smaller parties often involves maintaining stances on issues not easily taken by mainstream parties. Will you emphasize more traditional Libertarian issues like the Drug War or gun rights or will attempt to attract the left/progressive with anti-war rhetoric ? Perhaps a large block of Hispanics with notions like Immigration reform ? If you don’t feel like this is the role of the chair, please explain.
The Metric System – For decades American children in public schools have been promised the imminent conversion to an easier and more sensible measurements system. While it may be hopeless to consider a legal system not based on English Common Law, is there hope that citizens throughout the land could be unshackled from our current oppression with fractions ?
Media – The chairman of political parties are often asked to do media spots or to help candidates with their own media appearances. What is your basic approach to media relations and how will that effect and help the party ?
Attacks – Politics is frequently reliant upon the calculated attacks of opponents. What is your reflection on this reality and how will you simultaneously defend your own when attacked or go on the attack when politically necessary?