If Not NOTA, Who? If Not 2016, When?
One Political Party Might Run an Empty Suit for President. Yes, Really.
By: NOTA 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. - July 1, 2014 - PRLog -- When most political parties get together for a national convention, they nominate a candidate for president. The Libertarian Party isn't most political parties.
First, it has its national convention every two years rather than every four (the 2014 event, held in Columbus, Ohio, just wrapped up).
Secondly, "None Of The Above" is always on the ballot for both internal offices and the party's presidential nomination.
A new "open source campaign," launching two years ahead of the party's presidential nominating convention, says NOTA is its candidate of choice.
"NOTA inherently enjoys broad support among Libertarians,"
Unhappy enough, hopes Knapp, to turn the 2016 election cycle into a cooling-off period after twice nominating failed Republican politicians -- former congressman Bob Barr of Georgia in 2008 and former governor Gary Johnson of New Mexico in 2012 -- instead of ideological libertarians.
"The Libertarian Party has always taken flak as 'GOP Lite,'" says Knapp, who refers to himself as the campaign's "Instigator."
NOTA 2016's goals include building grassroots state and local NOTA efforts within the Libertarian Party and gaining the support of a majority of delegates to the 2016 Libertarian National Convention in Orlando, Florida. The Libertarian Party, established in 1971, is America's third largest political party.
Thomas L. Knapp