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March 12th, 2008
The New American Independent Party Nominates Frank McEnulty
Newcomer will become NAIP's first Presidential candidate
Philadelphia, PA -- March 12, 2008
The New American
Independent Party announced today that Frank McEnulty has won
the inaugural New American Independent Party Presidential
nomination. A strong majority of voters nominated Frank McEnulty
during the month long Instant Runoff voting primary.
Frank McEnulty represents a relatively moderate approach to the
campaign trail. Despite having no political experience, he is
bringing a fresh perspective that NAIP believes will strike a
chord with voters looking for a candidate that represents their
views. "The more I talk to people, the more I find that they are
just totally fed up with the two political parties," he says.
"What happened to the theory of the greater good? What happened
to the theory of if it is good for America it will be good for
everyone? It got sold to the highest bidder and it is time for
people to do something about it."
This morning, New American Independent Party founder and
National Chairman Michael Thompson said, "We are proud to be
represented by Frank McEnulty in our first presidential
campaign. I look forward to the next 7+ months of campaigning.
The American people are ready for a pragmatic problem solver and
Frank McEnulty is just that. A 2008 ticket led by Frank McEnulty
will allow us to build and grow the New American Independent
Party, recruit local citizen candidates and register new
December 19th, 2007
Look hard, and you'll
find names you know on ballot
By Daniel Scarpinato
arizona daily star
Tucson, Arizona | Published: 12.19.2007
PHOENIX And the winners are —
Sandy Whitehouse and James Creighton Mitchell
Those are the names that will appear,
respectively, at the top of the Democratic and
Republican ballots for president on Feb. 5. But
unlike the more famous contenders, you've likely
never heard of either of them — or most of those
on the ballots.
In Arizona nearly anyone can qualify for the
presidential preference election ballot simply
by filling out some forms and meeting a few
basic requirements. So, to find the candidates
you know, you'll need to sift through a list of
24 names — 48 total between the two ballots. And
that's thanks, in part, to a Tucson publication.
Half of the names on the Democratic side and
eight on the Republican side are participating
in Project White House, a "reality journalism"
contest sponsored by the Tucson Weekly.
Whitehouse and Mitchell are participants. The
winner of the contest will earn the Weekly's
endorsement, said Weekly senior writer Jim
A drawing at the Capitol on Tuesday clarified in
what order those names will appear on the
ballots, and raised some questions about whether
the long list of unknown names could be taxing
On the Democratic side, Barack Obama will be the
fifth name on the ballot, followed by John
Edwards at No. 6. Hillary Clinton will be listed
16th, and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson came
in right after Whitehouse at No. 2 on the
For the Republicans, Rudy Giuliani will be
listed at No. 24. Mitt Romney grabbed the No. 3
spot, with Fred Thompson right behind at No. 4.
Ron Paul took the No. 8 spot; Mike Huckabee came
in at No. 11; and Arizona Sen. John McCain
landed at No. 16.
Tucsonan Charles Skelley, a retired engineer
participating in Project White House, will be a
listed at No. 7 on the Republican ballot, before
Paul, Huckabee and McCain. He might not be
appearing on a stage with the top-tier
candidates anytime soon, but Skelley says his
candidacy is legitimate.
James Creighton Mitchell Jr.
Michael P. Shaw
John Michael Fitzpatrick
John R. McGrath
Sean "CF" Murphy
Rhett R. Smith
Source: Arizona Secretary of
State's Web site
Also running as a Republican: Michael P. Shaw,
who says he's running to represent "the hood and
the God of Israel." Shaw will be listed at No. 6
on the GOP ballot.
The ease of getting on the ballot wasn't favored
by everyone at the public event.
Lisa James, a Republican activist who is
supporting Giuliani, said at least her
candidate's name will be easy to spot — it's
Still, with candidates for state government
required to jump through more hoops to get on
the ballot than a candidate for president of the
United States of America, James said the process
"Personally, I would think that our Legislature
should look at addressing that," she said.
But Nintzel said the long list of candidates
should be viewed as a positive thing.
"I think it's a wonderful opportunity to really
get people engaged in the democratic process,"
Nintzel said. "A lot of people have dreamed of
running for president for a long time, and this
is really an opportunity for them to do so."
As for the credibility of his candidates,
Nintzel said: "The Project White House
candidates have just as good a chance at winning
the Arizona primary as Ron Paul does."
● Contact reporter Daniel Scarpinato at 307-4339
December 17, 2007
Daily 49er- California State University, Long
Alumnus likes his houses White and his
When Long Beach business executive and Cal State
Long Beach alumnus Frank McEnulty, 51, became
disgusted with partisan politics and what he
perceived as wasteful spending by the federal
government, he went beyond writing a letter to
his local congressman: He decided to run for
president of the United States.
"When people find out I'm running for president,
they usually first think, 'President of what?'
But when they read my card, they often say, 'Oh,
that makes a lot of sense,'" McEnulty says. "If
I see something that's wrong or not working
right, I always want to try to fix it. I think
that our political system is wrong right now."
Despite having no political experience, the
CSULB alumnus - who graduated with a degree in
accounting in 1978 - is hoping that his fresh
perspective will strike a chord with voters
looking for a candidate not connected to
interest groups or insider politics.
"The more I talk to people, the more I find that
people are just totally fed up with the two
political parties," he says. "I feel that [the
two major political parties] are both more or
less the same and they're absolutely corrupt,
and the only thing they care about is their own
power. They don't care about doing what's best
for all Americans."
Although McEnulty has only raised about $5,000
for his campaign so far (all of which has come
from contributors on his e-mail list), he plans
on steadily building support through both an
Internet-based grassroots campaign and media
exposure, and he hopes to launch an ad campaign
when he has enough money. His candidacy and
five-person campaign committee are also
registered with the Federal Elections
"I have a finance chairman, and we file the same
quarterly reports as Hillary [Clinton], [Barack]
Obama and [Rudy] Giuliani - but ours are just a
lot shorter," McEnulty says.
McEnulty, an independent who voted for President
George W. Bush in the last presidential
election, has positions on almost every campaign
topic imaginable, including the war in Iraq
(according to his campaign website, he believes
the U.S. should stay in Iraq and take steps such
as "house-to-house searches of every house" if
necessary to "finish the job," although he
believes the U.S. should not serve as "the
world's policeman") and immigration (he says the
borders should be controlled, and proposes a
guest-worker program, with requirements such as
opening a bank account and obtaining a "legal,
taxable job"). He also advocates simplifying the
federal tax code, although he does not believe
it is necessary to increase or lower taxes.
Even though McEnulty acknowledged that his
chances of winning the election are "minimal" at
this point, he is working to secure a nomination
from third parties such as the New American
Independent Party, and he plans on campaigning
nationwide beginning next year.
At the very least, he hopes his self-described
"campaign of ideas and ideals" will inspire
voters to look beyond what the Democratic and
Republican parties have to offer.
"Except for the Kool-Aid drinkers on the right
and the left, no one is happy with the political
process right now," McEnulty said. "No one is
happy with the fact that they have no voice in
who gets elected. It's all up to the machine.
There's a great hope in this country that
somehow that will change. No one knows how to do
it, but I'm trying to."
I’ve been asked and I’ve
agreed to run for the party nomination of the
New American Independent Party. This doesn’t
mean I will quit running my independent
campaign, it just gives me the opportunity to
reach out and connect with a wider audience. I
am also trying to work with other independent
and third parties to further my exposure.
However, your continued help in passing my
messages along to everyone you know is the
backbone of and extremely important to my
campaign. Running as an Independent is tough and
the hardest part is getting people to know about
your efforts. So I need your continued help.
September 14, 2007
New American Independent
The press release from the New American
Independent Party announcing my candidacy:
Philadelphia, PA -- September 13, 2007 -- The
New American Independent Party announced today
that 2008 Independent Presidential Candidate
Frank McEnulty will be formally seeking the New
American Independent party nomination.
New American Independent Party Chairman Michael
Thompson stated, “We eagerly welcome Frank
McEnulty to the New American Independent Party
along with his pragmatic approach to the
critical issues facing America today.” Frank
McEnulty issued the following statement: “I look
forward to working with the New American
Independent Party to give the vast majority of
Americans - the moderate Americans - a voice in
the 2008 Presidential election. Together with
other moderate groups we will make a positive
change in the politics of our great country!”
McEnulty joins a growing field of candidates
vying for the New American Independent Party
nod. The New American Independent Party is an
alternative grassroots political party seeking
sustainable solutions and a more self-reliant
For New American Independent Party information:
or Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Frank McEnulty for President information:
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March 19, 2007
Is There Any Room
for Independent Candidates in the Debate?
represents a relatively moderate approach to the
campaign trail with some classic conservative
stands on issues such as immigration and foreign
His approach to world affairs would be best
described as "hands off", which by his
characterization is the "Walk softly and carry a
big stick." approach. Many Americans would seem
to agree with Mr. McEnulty based on recent polls
showing Americans favoring troop withdrawals in
Iraq and more emphasis being put on defending
American borders. His approach to immigration is
in line with many on both the Democratic and
Republican sides of the aisle favoring a clamp
down on illegal immigration and regulation of
guest workers to serve the economic needs
currently met by illegal immigrant workers.
Government accountability and states' rights
figure prominently in candidate McEnulty's
platform with obvious leanings toward tort
reform. Whether you agree or disagree with his
stands, he seems to represent the ideals that a
majority of Americans favor.
March 7, 2007
Long Beach Press Telegram
McEnulty of L.B. takes White House bid very
going to run for president," Frank McEnulty told
his wife, Cheryl, recently. "What do you think?
The possible future first lady did not start
packing for the White House. "Like most people,
she thinks my chances of winning are nil," says
the 6-foot-three, somewhat Lincolnesque
McEnulty, a business manager who lives in Long
Beach, is as serious as his better-known rivals.
His candidacy and campaign committee, Frank
McEnulty for President, are registered with the
Federal Elections Commission.