Michael Peroutka Invites Chuck Baldwin To Be His Running Mate By Chuck Baldwin April 27, 2004 Constitution Party presidential candidate Michael Peroutka will officially and publicly invite yours truly to be his Vice Presidential running mate during a special ceremony in Pensacola, Florida, this Sunday, May 2, 2004. The event will take place at the facilities of Crossroad Baptist Church, 6800 Mobile Highway (U.S. Hwy. 90), at 6:00 pm CST. A special celebration banquet will accompany the proceedings. Regular readers of this column know my feelings regarding the dismal track record of the national Republican Party to faithfully represent Christian, conservative, constitutional principles. I firmly believe that until the American people awaken to the futility of supporting the national Republican Party, conservative principles will never be promoted or defended in Washington, D.C. It is also my belief that the best alternative to the Republican Party at the national level is the Constitution Party (formerly known as the U.S. Taxpayers Party). Nationwide, the Constitution Party has the third largest number of registered members behind only the two major parties. Furthermore, the Constitution Party will likely be on the ballot in over 40 states during the general election this November. That means that it is theoretically possible for a Constitution Party presidential nominee to actually obtain enough electoral votes to win the November election. Beyond that, the Constitution Party stands solidly and uncompromisingly for the values and principles I believe in. It is the only national party that is unashamed and unafraid to represent conservative, constitutional government. Accordingly, I proudly changed my voter registration from the Republican Party to the Constitution Party. At the same time, I must candidly admit that never in my wildest imagination did I expect the presumptive Constitution Party presidential nominee, Michael Peroutka, to ask me to join him on his ticket. To be perfectly honest, his invitation caught me totally off guard. It was not something I sought or anticipated. However, after much deliberation, prayer, and counsel, I have decided to accept Michael's invitation. I will be proud to promote and represent Michael Peroutka and the Constitution Party to the voters of America for this year's presidential election. I have known Michael for several years, and count him a dear friend. I believe him to be a man of great integrity, unflinching courage, and deep humility. He would be a terrific president! It would be our privilege to be able to meet as many friends and supporters as possible at the upcoming announcement celebration this Sunday, May 2, in Pensacola, Florida. If you are able to join us, please come! For any additional information, please call my office at 850-944-3544 or email my administrative assistant, Patti Sheffield, at [email protected]. The fax number at my office is 850-944-0577. If you have not already done so, please visit Michael's web site at www.peroutka2004.com . Michael and I covet your prayers. © Chuck Baldwin NOTE TO THE READER: Chuck Baldwin's commentaries are copyrighted and may be republished, reposted, or emailed providing the person or organization doing so does not charge for subscriptions or advertising and that the column is copied intact and that full credit is given and that Chuck's web site address is included. Editors or Publishers of publications charging for subscriptions or advertising who want to run these columns must contact Chuck Baldwin for permission. Radio or television Talk Show Hosts interested in scheduling an interview with Chuck should contact [email protected]. Please visit Chuck's web site at www.chuckbaldwinlive.com . When responding, please include your name, city and state.