Since announcing my decision yesterday to seek the Libertarian Party
nomination for president, our campaign has been featured on CNN, Fox,
CBS, MSNBC, and, according to one media monitoring service, more than
200 other television newscasts across the country. Stories have
appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Washington
Post and virtually every other major newspaper. Even the BBC covered
the announcement extensively.
There are hundreds more national stories – just Google me. But the
message is clear. Even the elite media who didn’t want me seen or
heard in the Republican nomination process are having to admit that
we have an Agenda Americans are ready to support – and that is not to be found among
either the Democrat or Republican presidential candidates.
From the response to yesterday’s news conference, it is absolutely
clear that believers in freedom and liberty all across America
are ready. Ready to join us in making our voices heard and mounting a
very real and serious challenge to the tired two-party system.
But as big as yesterday’s announcement was, it is only the opening
shot. In the days and weeks ahead, I will be traveling to every
corner of the nation to mobilize a campaign that will offer another
option to the majority of Americans who are not finding a real home
in today’s political “ruling class”.
Together, we have created a moment of opportunity. And together, we
must seize it. Please go to Donate today and make sure we have the financial resources we
need to fuel the flame we have ignited this week.
an option in the 2012 election who will actually cut government –
both its spending and its intrusion into our personal lives – is too
important. As even the media is figuring out, this is an historic
time and opportunity to shake the status quo as it has not been
shaken in a generation. Your support has created this moment – it is
now up to us to make it truly historic.
It is tremendously gratifying to have partners such as yourself in
this great endeavor. We have come a very long way, and 2012 is going
to be amazing. I’m excited and energized as we launch this next phase
of a campaign the likes of which America has never seen.