I have to wrap-up the series of interviews with third party presidential candidates as I am going away until just before the election. Almost every campaign was cooperative, forthright, and appreciative of the opportunity.
Despite several inquiries, I did not get the courtesy of a reply from the Gary Johnson and Jill Stein campaigns. I can only assume they did not want to be associated with the term “third party” or be included with the list of candidates who were interviewed.
Also, independent Evan McMullin did not respond to several requests for an interview nor did Alyson Kennedy, the Socialist Workers Party nominee.
Workers World Party nominee Monica Morehead initially agreed to be interviewed, but after I submitted questions she said she could not reply because of campaign commitments.
I did get a commitment from Chris Keniston of the Veterans Party, but after sending him the interview questions, I did not get a response. I contacted him several times to follow-up.
Independent Laurence Koltikoff replied to my interview request by saying he was too busy to participate. Curiously, he suggested I read his book and formulate questions and answers from it – I did not take him up on his offer.
Lynn Kahn – Independent
Mike Maturen – American Solidarity Party
Darrell Castle – Constitution Party
Jerry White – Socialist Equity Party
Rocky De La Fuente – Reform Party/American Delta Party
James Hedges – Prohibition Party
Emidio Soltysik – Socialist Party USA
Peter Skewes – American Party of South Carolina
Gloria La Riva – Party for Socialism and Liberation
Tom Hoefling – America’s Party
Dan Vacek – Legal Marijuana Now Party