Since this thread is no longer on the front page, and the comments there have meandered off topic, I’m putting the actual questions for Ron Nielson in this new thread.
For the next 5 hours please use the comments on this thread to only ask questions for Ron Nielson. After that, please feel free to use them to talk about whatever you want. Here’s what we have so far. Please add to them in the comments:
1. LP Observer
Would still like to know which states the GJ campaign expects to do better in. Plus, which specific states have more activism and organization in place that helps the GJ campaign.
2. George Phillies
When you laid out a budget at the start of the campaign, how much money did you plan to raise?
Why do your donation drop cards, on the back where people will not see them, say that the money is for the primary campaign rather than the general election campaign?
3. Reed E.
If Gary runs in 2016, would you be serving as Campaign Manager again?
4. Richard Winger
Ask Ron if Gary Johnson will start talking about Instant Runoff Voting. Any state is free to pass that for presidential elections, and Vermont did so 12 years ago, except the Governor vetoed it. That would end the “wasted-vote” problem.
5. Gary Johnson Needs You !
Do you know of anyone running GJ ads in their local areas on their own dimes ? (if so in what areas-city-state)
Would you be opposed to the LP nominating convention being held over Labor Day Weekend in 2015 ?
Did you and your staff understand the difficulties and unfairness placed on third Party ballot access when GJ changed Parties?
Paulie thank him for us !
6. Nick Egoroff
Why was the campaign not pushing [more] the fact that if we got 5% we would gain [$million$] for the LP?
7. Mark Axinn
In addition to the great new ad, what specific efforts are being made to get to the 5% threshold?
8. Tim Doran
Will the campaign consider increasing coordination with other parties (such as the Greens and/or Constitution party) to help combat ballot access laws and the CPD over the next few years? Occasionally we do, but often we seem to fight these battles in a vacuum, though we have the shared goals.
If there are any more questions that did not get asked in the first interview or its comment thread, or which I missed above in looking back over that thread, please ask them in this thread by 5 PM Mountain time (7 Eastern – 6 Central – 4 PM Pacific) today.
There’s supposed to be a third interview at about the same time on Thursday, but more questions for today would be welcome as well.