Recently, the Washington Times posted an op-ed piece by Joseph Curl entitled “The Grand Old Party is about to go bust” (http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/aug/25/curl-grand-old-party-about-go-boom/).
Constitution Party National Chairman Frank Fluckiger wrote the following response:
With that said, the Constitution Party members have their work cut out for them. The party has elected a number of its candidates to local office in states across the nation, but it needs to gain ballot access in all regions of country if it hopes to attract candidates of the caliber of Cruz and Paul. Even though the party is working on ballot position in most of the Western states, and is on the ballot in Florida and a number of other battle ground states, the stumbling blocs to ballot access have always been the establishment parties. They write the election rules and regulations. What America needs is an open market for independent political alternatives. The next two years with determine if those voters who’ve had enough with campaign business-as-usual will make their voices heard.