Recently Donor Town Square was sold to Click and Pledge. I have not yet changed my political contributions button to reflect. I got to thinking, all one has to do is start a contributions collection online company with related software, and one could hit a windfall-IF PLAS gets traction. I would do it if I had the capability. And I would sign up with such a service, especially if it encouraged candidates to endorse PLAS and supported them.
I look back on 2008, the Ron Paul campaign. Paul is a republican. Almost certainly his treasurer and staff are republicans. His campaign collection service would have ties to the republican party. And libertarians supported his campaign to the amount of about $35 million. Even the 2-7% collection fee would be a significant windfall. I have estimated that if PLAS got traction, the Presidential campaign could take in about $400 million in contributions. Then there is the downticket campaigns. Both Libertarian and Green. All together ANOTHER $400 million? Who knows? THe point is the Third parties are plagued by campaign contribution shortfalls. What a dramatic reversal of this situation is possible. Now, what could bring this about? I have been waiting for the Libertarian and Green parties or at least the candidates to consider this possibility. But I would settle for sheer self interest and greed for someone to set up such a collection service and promote PLAS.
Think about it. Quick and easy money for anyone good at IT.
A LOT of quick and easy money.
IF PLAS gets traction.
Why not set it up? They just may come.