Peter Schiff has become an Internet and Youtube sensation recently because of recent economic conditions supposedly (according to his fans) vindicating his opinions on the state of the economy. This video, called Peter Schiff was Right, has racked up 1.2 million views. There is currently an effort under way by libertarians from California to draft Peter Schiff into running for US Senate in Connecticut against Chris Dodd. Schiff has, in recent days, been a guest on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s internet TV show, hosted on Foxnews’ website. Today, Judge Andrew Napolitano and Peter Schiff spoke with Rand Paul, Ron Paul’s eldest son, about the possibility of him running for US Senate in Kentucky. Rand Paul was very specific concerning the conditions under which he would run, and that he would run as a Republican. However, Schiff had this to say:
The problem is, you know, trying to go the route of the third party, where he [Rand Paul] maybe would find more philosophical alignment with a Libertarian, is that the Democrats and Republicans have it so stacked against a third party candidate, and the media plays right into it unfortunately, is the only chance you really have is to get into one of these two parties. You’ve got to find the one that’s least objectionable and run in it.
It has been rumored that if either Peter Schiff or Rand Paul run for US Senate in their respective states, they will each recieve cross-endorsements from multiple third-parties, perhaps because of their positions on ballot access issues.