Speaking in a southern drawl from Memphis, TN, Darrell Castle, Presidential nominee for the Constitution Party answered my questions:
JF: Why are you running for POTUS?
DC: I was the Constitution Party’s nominee; the party wanted me. That’s the obvious reason. But personally, I think that if the country could elect someone like me, the rule of law might possibly be restored. The rule of law is in serious jeopardy. I don’t think it’s deceased yet; it’s very important to me. It is the focal point of what I’m trying to do.
JF: What three things would you do first as POTUS?
DC: First, I would start the process of withdrawing the United States from the United Nations and NATO and explain to the American people why I wanted to do that. (He explains later in this interview.) Number two, withdraw the U.S. from the Federal Reserve or repeal the Federal Reserve Act, which of course Congress would have to do. I’d explain to the American people why that was necessary. And third, start the process of trying to do something about the debt that the country faces so that it would no longer be obligated to its creditors, because I want the country to be free and independent again.
JF: How are you publicizing your campaign?
DC: Just Monday, my campaign sent out 800,000 press releases to news organizations around the country. Of course, we have a website, Internet publicity, things of that nature. But word has gotten around about me on the conservative side of politics and that’s where my party is. People who know about us, know about me. The question becomes publicity on the other side. That’s where the press releases and more interviews like this one comes in. I did an interview with the Washington Journal with C SPAN a couple of weeks ago that was well-received.
DC: Since the Indiana primary, we have had many, many people contact us, offering to volunteer and telling us they would support us.
JF: How many states are you on the ballot?
DC: Right now, I believe, that it’s 19. We’re working to get ballot access on the others. Frankly, unless we get some help, there are going to be some states we do not have ballot access in except as a write-in candidate. But we do believe we will have ballot access in enough states to theoretically win the election. In other words, we could generate more than 270 electoral votes if we carried all those states.
JF: How many states have you filed your letter of intent as a write-in?
DC: Texas, I know for sure, and the others we’re working on. There are people doing that for me, so I can’t honestly answer your question and be accurate. There are people who are in charge of doing that and I know they’re working on it.