05-05-2016, 09:29 AM
acptulsa - I did not watch the vid (yet?). I don't know who Darrel Castle is, but IMO, the reality is that he is (currently) a nobody. No one outside of a very narrow slice of America knows his name. The fictional Frank Castle character would likely get more votes than the real Darrel Castle based upon the popularity of Netflix's Daredevil TV show IMO.
McAfee has already chosen a VP candidate (a move that I've repeatedly mentioned in these forums as a mistake). I don't see how he dumps his current VP running mate to bring Mr. Castle on board. I don't see McAfee agreeing to be anyone elses VP running mate either.
Darrel Castle might be that rare, powerhouse political figure whose charisma, gravitas on the issues and political acumen in pivoting/sparring with the media attracts masses of followers, but I doubt it. Such people are exceedingly rare.
If the LP chooses a ticket this year comprised of candidates without wealth or broad name recognition, they will be flushing a golden opportunity down the toilet. Likely GOP and Dem candidates have historically high negatives and are already busy trying to further tear the other down. There is a small window of opportunity for an LP candidate to establish some credibility with the media and get included in some polling. Any candidate could be awesome if given a platform to reach the masses, but there is a bit of a catch 22 in reality. You have to have some angle to get on the stage.