by Melinda Pillsbury-Foster
You are a volunteer, you say. Volunteers know exactly what they are told. The media director, Richard Fields told me decisions were being made on these issues which were 'Above his pay grade".
Note he was
the Director for Media, generally a pivotal position for decision making in a
normal campaign. Gary Johnson ran two organizations to raise money, and raising
money was all that he did. The campaign pocketed much of it after election day,
so that is not a great example. Did you think Our America Imitative
accomplished anything but raising $20M in funds for Gary and his campaign
This is the
last time we will offer the LP nationally any services. The only way to win in politics is by using
Interactive 2-Way Mass Audience Participation TV. We are now reaching out to others who
understand the gravity of what Americans face today. We have followed the downward spiral for ten
years, since 2008. What we face is a
hyperinflation which will reduce the US to a third world country.
consultants include a Collateral Merchant Banker who reports to us on how the
final extraction of wealth is proceeding.
The only solution is a delivery system to provide a soft-landing for
Americans and that must be entirely free market. Our plan was endorsed by very
different people than you work with in the LP
2-Way Mass Audience Participation TV is the Delivery System which will allow
Americans to convert their loans using Safety Net Financing and so avoid
becoming homeless. Want
projections? 16 Million Americans will
be homeless, living in cars and with jobs disappearing. Think Hyperinflation on the 2008 model but
dozens of times worse.
We have the
backing of 250 TV tech companies, all of whom are anti-censorship and who live
the values the LP merely emotes. See
FreedomTVNetworks.com Our launching
network is Women Leading Interactive TV Network See WomenLeading.info.
Lots of ploys
have been used to increase what is actually paid to staff. I began recording
what I was seeing, as I knew most of these people in the early years of the LP.
I knew about why Harry ran in 1996, and I know who trained him to get the
nomination. John Hix charged Harry a couple of thousand dollars for the
training needed to convert the LP Presidential Campaign into the Perpetual Book
Tour. In case you did not know, Harry ran because he was accustomed to a posh
life-style predicated on book sales and his sales were in the toilet.
In 1980, we
had been promised at a meeting I had been especially asked to attend as
Southern California LP Vice Chair, that cross their little hearts, Ed Crane
would not be involved in the campaign. Then that changed to "he would only
handle communications". But afterward, it was obvious that the title did
not matter, he was in charge. I had this confirmed to me in the elevator after
the Alternative '80 event the September before the 1980 election, held that
year at the Century City Hotel. Charles Koch dressed down Ed Crane as I
listened with delight. Koch was obviously exasperated saying, "How did you
manage to lose money on this event? It was a fundraiser and you lost $250,000!
The Kochs were
engaged in a blood-letting at the time over control of Koch Industries, which
they won in a squeaker.
Crane was very
unhappy I was present as he knew I already understood what he was doing. He had
told Gail Lightfoot, if you do not know who Gail is, google her, in 1977 at the
National Convention, again in an elevator remark, he was, "Going to DC to
get rich!" Crane pulled down $500,000 a year as a salary at CATO. Notice
the absence of the free market at CATO. The Kochs did not fire him until they
realized the liability for his sexually inappropriate behavior in the office on
their time, was becoming very public.
After that, I
covered every campaign for president. I strongly suspect you are not at the
'paygrade' who knows the facts or makes decisions and were, as a loyal
follower, and or credulous shill, picked to make your statement.
Emerling recruited Jo to run as VP and that happened sometime between 1990 when
his wife, Vicky, a good friend of mine, left him for good and sufficient
reasons, and 1994. Emerling and a motley
collection of folks who viewed the LP as a cash cow handled the action for the
1996 Browne Campaign.
Note that Jo
did not share with delegates she would be working full time while running for
office. That would have changed the outcome of the nomination. She promised
Emerling was not involved. I have learned not to believe anything until I see
the documentation. And given the ploy with the Fake Debate of October 29 not
long ago, Jo has no more credibility with me than I would accord to Ed Crane.
I am writing a
book covering each campaign, including the MacBride Campaign in 1976. I was
asked to write Roger's biography. If you do not know who Roger was, look it up. Roger was the producer of Little House on the
Prairie, for which he owned the rights inherited from his adopted grandmother,
Rose Wilder Lane. His campaign plane in
1976 was called NO FORCE ONE. Roger paid
for it and for most of his own campaign.
Now, note that
Dan Fishman conned me into believing there would be an Interactive 2-Way Mass
Audience Participation component to the ‘Jo’ Campaign.
You write PR
for the Jo Campaign - https://independentpoliticalreport.com/2020/10/the-jorgensen-insider-issue-06/
Now, please connect your brain. Why is it that today the LP still does not
use TV, not even 1-Way, passive TV? They
could have had a network, which we offered them along with showing them how to
use satellite uplink trucks to take the message home to tens of millions
Americans. Our partners in the
distribution industries, for instance satellite, also want to know.
If any Libertarian reading this had to ask
themselves why the LP continues to live in the past for media, now they have
the beginning of the answer. The LP does
not want to win.