Now that Jerome Corsi is no longer a possibility for Constitution Party nomination, who is the front runner?
The party does not seem too excited about its current possibilities: Don Grundmann (the only official candidate) and Texas state party chair Bryan Malatesta, who has shown interest in running.
And there is currently no sign that former UN Ambassador and frequent candidate Alan Keyes and former Alabama Supreme Cour Chief Justice Roy Moore have any plans of the Republican Party.
Another name mentioned is the party's 2004 Vice Presidential nominee Chuck Baldwin, but in an interview in October 2006 Baldwin said: "I have learned to never say never, but I have no desire to run."
So who is the front runner for the party's nomination? Answer: Ron Paul (or he is at least the favorite among the party leaders).
Ron Paul, the Republican candidate who has already told the CP that he would not run as their candidate. A recent article on the Constitution Party website says: "...it seems that in the unlikely event that Doctor No is able to capture the Republican nomination, we would stand behind him 100%."
But the statement above may not hold true. If Paul some how does win the Republican nomination (or another party's nomination, ie. the Libertarian Party) it does not mean that all of the members of the Party will want to endorse him. Illinois' state party chairman Randy Stufflebeam does not like the idea of the party reaching out to candidates that are not already in the party and if it looks like leading CP officials are strong supporters for the endorsement of Paul, Bryan Malatesta will almost certainly seek the nomination.