A group is petitioning to draft Fox News commentator and former New Jersey jurist Andrew Napolitano to run for the Republican ticket for President in 2016.
The group, The Committee to Draft Judge Andrew Napolitano, which is currently still in formation, has already created a website for people interested in signing the petition, and says that they are dedicated “as long as it takes to” draft the constitutional scholar to run for president.
Larry Hunter, the Chairman of RevolutionPAC, sent out an e-mail Thursday announcing the move.
In that e-mail, he expressed that the “Liberty Movement,” the movement inspired by retiring Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), could “founder, and worse, it could be hijacked by the Republican Party Establishment” if there was no one to carry the torch left by the Texas congressman.
Hunter says that Napolitano, a former Seton Hall Law School adjunct professor who taught Constitutional Law, is someone whom the entire “Liberty Movement” could rally around in the next election.
“This is part of our initial unveiling of the formation of a committee to draft Napolitano,” Hunter wrote, adding that the nationwide petition drive is intended to show that Napolitano has “groundswell” support. Additionally, Hunter announced that the group intends to build a war chest – donations in advance of a campaign – and plans to mobilize support on the ground to ensure Napolitano gets on the ballot in every state.