Being Libertarian: Inventor & Journalist Charles Peralo Seeks Libertarian Party Chairman Position

Posted to Being Libertarian
April 17, 2016

With all the commotion regarding the 2016 Libertarian presidential race, there is one race that has seemingly taken a back seat in the Libertarian Party and that is the race for the national party Chair.

charles 1Inventor and journalist, Charles Peralo is one of the candidates running, announcing his candidacy today/yesterday, Peralo looks to do what so many former, and the current chairperson has promised to do but failed upon – bring the Libertarian Party into the modern age.

Speaking with Being Libertarian, Peralo made mention on what his campaign is all about:

Well, I’ve thought about this for a little while now. It really just came as sort of a silly thought after attending a few Libertarian conventions, but the realization struck ‘What is the LP doing right that makes me seeking the chairman spot a ridiculous idea?’. I kept that thought and realized no chairman has done a noticeably good job and at the end of the day I have a skill set focused on being creative and selling things. This run is ultimately about putting myself out there to just make it known that the LP is not succeeding and it needs a new idea list.”

Peralo added, “While winning is the ultimate goal, I’d say the second goal is really just getting 25% at the convention and using it at the plum opportunity to show people the libertarian needs to do this to win. For that, I’m proud to be running and hope others can enjoy that.”

Peralo’s competition includes former Indiana Libertarian Party chair, Mark Rutherford, Nevada Libertarian Party chair, Brett Pojunis and incumbent national Libertarian Party chair Nicholas Sarwark.

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8 thoughts on “Being Libertarian: Inventor & Journalist Charles Peralo Seeks Libertarian Party Chairman Position

  1. George Phillies

    ” bring the Libertarian Party into the modern age” Are there some nouns to go with the adjectives?

  2. ATBAFT

    The best candidate for a CEO position, if not rising through the ranks, is to have demonstrated remarkable performance and leadership in a somewhat smaller sized company, who can hit the ground running, and
    has a well-thought out and articulated plan for re-invigorating the company which he seeks to join.
    What recommends Mr. Peralto for the Chair position of the LNC?

  3. Sara Chambers

    Mark Rutherford has the LP and professional experience to provide credible depth and forward thought.

  4. Stewart Flood

    Rutherford did a horrible job as vice chair, and was defeated by NOTA when he ran for chair.

  5. Scott Lieberman

    “Stewart Flood
    April 20, 2016 at 01:48

    Rutherford did a horrible job as vice chair, and was defeated by NOTA when he ran for chair.”

    GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

    There was one ballot in 2012 on which NOTA did beat Mark Rutherford by a few votes, but that particular round of voting was reversed when delegates in a few states were re-polled.

    Mr. Flood – if you look at the actual election results, Mark Rutherford was finally eliminated by Geoff Neale after 5 rounds of voting.

    I was on the LNC during the time Mr. Rutherford served as Vice-Chair, and in my opinion he did a very good job. However, the Vice-Chair has essentially no more “power” than any other member of the LNC except for the Chair, so I don’t know how Mr. Flood can characterize Mr. Rutherford’s performance as “horrible.”

  6. Shawn Levasseur

    I was going to criticize Peralo for waiting so late to announce, until I saw this part of the article:

    Peralo added, “While winning is the ultimate goal, I’d say the second goal is really just getting 25% at the convention and using it at the plum opportunity to show people the libertarian needs to do this to win. For that, I’m proud to be running and hope others can enjoy that.”

    It looks like he’s really just running for an LNC seat, but running for the top spot in order to get the attention he never would by just running for a lesser seat.

  7. Steve Scheetz

    I saw a comment asking about what sort of plan Mr. Peralo had… Well, I followed the link provided and learned that he does have a plan published. http://charlesperalo.com

    As a former chairman of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania, I speak from experience when I say that it is pretty heavy lifting, persuading the board to go along with any agenda set. Working with a committee is never an easy task, a committee of Libertarians is even more difficult due to the fact that Libertarians all have ideas on how things should be done. I remember one meeting specifically, when board members argued for 45 minutes over a minor issue that was passed unanimously!

    Charles and I met for the first time when I was planning the LPPA convention in Philadelphia. He was the moderator at our debate, and he was instrumental in locating the people who recorded the video for us… I like his energy, I like the fact that he comes with connections that will help push the message.

    Finally, to all of the candidates, GOOD LUCK, and condolences (in advance,) should you win!

    Sincerely,

    Steve Scheetz

  8. ATBAFT

    Thanks Mr. Sheetz for the link. Mr.Peralto has some very interesting ideas. But I’m sure most of the posters here could come up with many too. So, I ask again, when you hire a CEO you don’t just ask him for his vision. You want him or her to have demonstrated an ability to carry out his vision in other positions.
    So which LP state and local parties can Mr. Peralto point to as having significantly benefitted by adopting his vision? Perhaps all the chair candidates fall short, too. I’d rather see a very successful State Chair become LNC chair than settle for someone who has served on LNC for a long time but has little in the way of successful accomplishments.

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