Remso W. Martinez at Freedom Gulch (Disclaimer: Remso is currently the campaign manager for Austin Petersen’s presidential campaign):
Team Petersen is happy to announce that former Libertarian Party candidate for US Senate, Sean Haugh, has endorsed Austin Petersen for President of the United States. Sean is known for his previous high profile Senate race in North Carolina, and his highly popular fireside chat videos.
Here is Sean’s official letter of endorsement:
I was very happy to hear from my old friend Austin Petersen today, seeking my support for his Presidential campaign. It didn’t take much convincing. Once I heard the passion in his voice for this, I was pretty much sold. His enthusiasm is pretty infectious.
Austin and I met when we worked together for the Libertarian National Committee 8 years ago. I’ve always admired his genius and am so very happy that he got the sense early enough to hang out his own shingle and take full creative control of his own activism.
We don’t agree on everything, but I have absolutely no doubt about his total commitment to the core principles of Liberty. I would be so very proud to see him advance Libertarian ideas as our standard bearer and campaign with him here in North Carolina. (I will confess I have an ulterior motive: if he is the nominee I can easily convince him to come visit me and grab some sushi.)
My endorsement of Austin Petersen is not a knock on Gary Johnson or any other Libertarian seeking the nomination. I love Gary. His general election campaign in 2012 made me damn proud to be a Libertarian. I believe Austin would be even better.
Given the national mood of 2016, I’m convinced Austin Petersen has the personality, the communication skills, and the social media and marketing savvy.to be our most successful Presidential candidate yet. I would love to see him in every newspaper and on every TV screen and all over facebook and twitter and whatever else, bringing a warm, human, engaging Libertarian message to the people.
Seriously, if I could introduce one of my friends to all of my friends and say, this is Libertarianism personified, isn’t hecool?, it would be Austin. Once you see him on your TV, you’re gonna want to tell your Mom to vote for this guy.