This section will go through some common questions we hear when talking to people about the party:
Q: I like your message, why haven't I heard about you before?
A: You're not alone. A lot of people like our message once they research us. We are building the party all across the land and we are excited that our most recent Presidential candidate, Darrell Castle of Tennessee, received a party record 203,000 votes in 2016. Since the amount of money spent on his campaign was in the tens of thousands, it shows that people do not hear about our party and reject our message; it's just that they have not heard about us. In Indiana, we are starting meetings at the county level to educate the public about the Founding Fathers view of the Constitution and how to tackle today's tough subjects from a constitutional perspective.
Q: Isn't the solution to real change in America just getting new Republicans in office?
A: This has been tried. Remember tea party darlings Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor? It's been so long since Paul Ryan was referred to as a tea party candidate, but I did find a source: https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2012/08/13/tea-party-gets-its-man-in-ryan-for-vice-president?offset=30
Eric Cantor was elected in 2006 and was a great Congressman for fiscal responsibility and for upholding the Constitution, at the beginning. Then within 8 years he had worked his way up to Majority Whip and was voted out in a primary in 2014 as his constituents saw him as an establishment candidate. Electing candidates from the tea party movement has not been the solution longed hoped for by many voters. The solution to our problems will not come from inside the same organizations who are repsonsible for many of those problems.
Q: What about Ross Perot? He cost George H.W. Bush the election in 1992. Won't a vote for a third party cause one of the major parties to lose?
A: This fact is told over and over to the point there is no doubt to its veracity. However, there should be doubt. On October 5, 1992, a poll showed former Governor Bill Clinton leading President G.H.W. Bush by 18 points in the polls, on his way to an overwhelming landslide. Ross Perot was not in the race at the time the poll was taken. The final results were that Clinton received 43%, Bush, 37%, and Perot 19%. About 64% of voters chose a candidate other than Bush. Another poll taken in late October showed that Perot was taking more votes away from Clinton, thus helping Bush close the gap.The polling data was printed off years ago, so feel free to catch up with us at a statewide meeting to see the copies.