“How many constitutionalists does it take to take back America?”
The question precedes an online petition that the Committee to Draft Judge Andrew Napolitano for President said has gone viral.
With 145k “likes” on it’s Facebook page in the first month, the committee has ginned up support for the famous judge by promoting pictures, videos and quotes that resonate with grassroots Americans.
A political and senior judicial analyst for the Fox News Channel, Napolitano is the author of seven books written on the US Constitution. He was “the youngest life-tenured Superior Court judge in the history of the State of New Jersey,” according to his biography, “ sitting on the bench from 1987 to 1995.”
Many Americans already know exactly where Napolitano stands on important political issues given the hours of television and radio air time he has clocked in the past one and a half decades.
Fed up with both political parties, questions like, ”Don’t you wish you could pay money to see Judge Napolitano debate Hillary Clinton for the presidency???” will continue to grab the attention of people desperate for leadership.
The group recently released the following to promote its position:
A petition drive to convince Judge Andrew Napolitano to get in the race for president has neared 200,000 signatures, and a Facebook page devoted to the effort now has added more than 100,000 “fans,” in the last three months, according to a group pushing for the former state court judge and TV personality to enter the race.
The Committee to Draft Judge Napolitano For President announced the milestones last week. A committee spokesman said the Facebook following now totals more than 130,000 individuals and that more than 1 million are expected to join before the mid-terms.
Organizers say Judge Napolitano has gained attention because none of the present anticipated field of Republican candidates have managed to capture the attention of the electorate or put forth a common-sense plan to win and then to govern, as the judge has. His fealty to the Constitution, advocacy for limited government and smart policy proposals on key issues such as immigration, taxes and the economy have begun to resonate with voters, they said.
Larry Hunter, the former White House official who helped Jack Kemp put together the Contract with America, leads the Draft Judge Napolitano movement. He said people on the right are drawn to Judge Napolitano because he is not like the candidates the old bulls have picked for conservatives in the past.
“The policies they have pushed, the spaces they have carved out in the public square give us inaction, frustration and dysfunction,” Hunter said. “What we need is a leader who uses the Constitution as his guide, limiting the power of government as his north star and keeping our country strong and our taxes low as his first principles. Judge Napolitano gives us that, and people are starting to see he clearly is the candidate America needs.”