Frank McEnulty announced via e-mail that he will not run for president in 2012 despite speculation that he would seek the Reform Party presidential nomination. During the 2008 election, McEnulty was both the presidential nominee of the New American Independent Party and the Vice-presidential nominee of the Reform Party as the running mate of the late Ted Weill.
In the e-mail McEnulty writes:
Many people have asked me what I was going to do about the 2012 election and I’ve been struggling with an answer for some time now. As you may remember, the basis for my campaign in 2008 was built around a platform of personal responsibility. I truly believe that almost all problems in this country could have been avoided if more people took more personal responsibility. In addition, I further believe that almost all problems we have can be solved by a return to a nation where everyone is much more responsible for their own actions.The economy of the last few years has been tough on almost everyone and I am not an exception to that fact. Things have been tough, but they are only starting to look a little better. Hopefully they will continue to improve for everyone so that we can get this nation back on a good path for all Americans.With this in mind I have come to the personally responsible conclusion that I need to continue to concentrate on my work and business at this time and will, therefore, not be running for President in the 2012 election.However, I do believe I will be able to participate more fully in future years. However, given that I don’t currently have a tax-payer supported position like most of the candidates (where they are allowed to not do their jobs and continue to get paid), I need to concentrate on what is best for my family and myself at this time.Thank-you all for your support and I look forward to a run for the Presidency in 2016.Sincerely,Frank E. McEnulty