Leadership Survey

Dear Applicant,

We, at The Alliance Party, take leadership seriously.  To lead, you must set a good example and have the determination to be successful.  Please take a few minutes and answer some simple survey questions.  The information we are requesting may seem like a lot, but it helps us understand who you are and how you will conduct yourself as a leader in this party.  It also helps you get a feel for your own strengths.

Once we have all of your information, we will personally contact you.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you very much for filling this out.  Again, we know we are asking for a lot, but we must make certain that you know what you want and that we are a good fit for a leadership position in The Alliance Party.  Thank you for your time.

Respectfully,

 

Timothy P. Cotton

National Political Director

The Alliance Party

What prompted your interest in The Alliance Party?


    answered 2021-05-14 10:48:51 -0400
    Q: Is there anything else you would like to share?
    A: Only that I look forward to talking more in the near future!
    answered 2021-05-14 10:48:00 -0400
    Q: Please tell us how your own political philosophy aligns with The Alliance Party.
    A: I am Centrist to the core. I fully support all personal freedoms and any activity between consenting adults. But I also believe in personal responsibility. I believe government should function solely as a safety net, not as moral police or puppet masters. I believe that education – beginning with helping expectant parents be best prepared to care for their child, thru early childhood develop and beyond – is the ONLY way to ensure a vibrant and capable citizenry (which is what career politicians fear most.) I believe everyone deserves an equal and unfettered right to pursue the life of their choosing to the best of their ability, free of any suppressive constraint. But, most importantly, I believe that any political group or party that only succeeds by manipulating the political process or the voting public, has no place whatsoever in a democratic republic.
    answered 2021-05-14 10:39:59 -0400
    Q: Please provide a brief bio about yourself.
    A: From my campaign:
    “I am a retired architect (formerly licensed in TX and NY), a 6th generation Memphian, and 7th generation Tennessean. My people have been in TN, since a paternal 4th great-grandfather – a Revolutionary War Patriot – moved to the Yellow Creek area of Dickson County in 1820. On my mother’s side, another 4th great-grandfather filed his father’s Revolutionary War land grant to claim 1,280 acres northeast of present day Arlington (Shelby County) in 1827. Through extensive family research, I have come to identify with the independent spirit and self-sufficient mindset of my pioneering Tennessee forebears.”
    answered 2021-05-14 10:36:39 -0400
    Q: Do you have any experience on campaigns or with political organizations? If so, what?
    A: I ran for US Senate in 2020. As an Independent, I knew from day one that mine was a Quixotic campaign. Towards the very end I worked to help my Democratic “opponent”, both because I knew she was real people (although decidedly farther left than myself) and wasn’t a hand picked puppet like the person who ultimately won the election.
    answered 2021-05-14 10:33:28 -0400
    Q: Is there anything in your background that may negatively affect our decision?
    A: I am neither sinner nor saint. You can never tell what people will dig up these days. I’m sure there are things I did in college or in my 20s that I’d rather stayed in the past, but nothing that I would try to hide or deny. (I would never claim I didn’t inhale.) So, generally speaking, no.
    answered 2021-05-14 10:29:38 -0400
    Q: Do you like to bring new ideas and initiatives to an organization?
    A: As an architect, my forte is organization. It takes a significant amount of skill to pull together the myriad elements and players involved in say the construction of a skyscraper (my final project before retiring in 2008.) This, plus my enthusiasm for all things Centrist, as well as for working to save the country my ancestors helped create, are what I have to bring to the table.
    answered 2021-05-14 10:21:53 -0400
    Q: What role do you see yourself playing to accomplish this?
    A: I am willing to fill any position needed, from local recruiter (Memphis) to state chair. FYI, I will be running again for US Senate in 2024.
    answered 2021-05-14 08:51:31 -0400
    Q: Where do you see The Alliance Party in 5 years?
    A: I know all “third” parties wax and wane, but the time has come for the AP. I will go so far as to say our country is desperate for the AP. Even Centrists from other parties (Green, Libertarian, etc.) will want to find a home in the AP. Also, the work of groups such as the Lincoln Project and whatever is on the horizon for the fragmenting GOP, will push even more Centrists our way. People are sick of the two-party stranglehold on our government. We may not be strong enough to have a serious impact in 2022, but we can certainly use that as the “training grounds” for 2024. We just need to grow to a sufficient strength where corporate media gets with the program.
    answered 2021-05-14 08:38:02 -0400
    Q: Do you have any leadership experience? If so, what?
    A: Like our Founding Fathers, I am just a man, seeking to be the best overall (if otherwise average) citizen I know how. I am by no means a career politician and have never held political office. But if you were to take any group of 100 people and place them in a situation where someone had to take charge and lead, most of my friends would point to me to be that person.
    answered 2021-05-14 08:32:24 -0400
    Q: What skills do you believe you possess that make you a good leader?
    A: In today’s political climate? None. But in the idealistic world for which our Constitution was intended to steer society? All that count. My “constituency” are those rare souls who retain the capacity to think for themselves, regardless of their own political beliefs. I have no desire to be the lead bull of a mindless herd, but am more than willing to go to bat for those whose only desire is to live in a country where they are free to live their lives knowing their government has their back. We are disintegrating faster than even I imagined possible. If we don’t get a few people in office immediately who value objective reality over political expediency, whose primary allegiance is to people over party, and (especially) who have the integrity and fortitude to stand up to ignorance and vitriol, the rate of our decline is only going to escalate.
    answered 2021-05-14 08:16:32 -0400
    Q: What do you know about The Alliance Party?
    A: Only what I’ve read on the website and that I see tremendous potential in its success. As a devout Centrist, I know that a full 40% of TN voters are likely to agree.
    answered 2021-05-14 08:11:26 -0400
    Q: Where did you learn about The Alliance Party?
    A: Facebook
    answered 2021-05-14 08:11:12 -0400
    Q: Why do you want to be a leader in The Alliance Party?
    A: I am a fervent believer in the fact that blind allegiance to the two-party political system is the primary cause of most every ill that currently plagues our country. My 2020 run for US Senate as an Independent Centrist from the great state of Tennessee only drive home this reality.
    answered 2021-05-14 08:08:09 -0400
    Q: What prompted your interest in The Alliance Party?
    A: From everything I’ve read so far, the AP political platform perfect aligns with my own.
    answered 2021-05-09 18:15:53 -0400
    Q: Is there anything else you would like to share?
    A: That’s all for now, Thanks for considering this application
    answered 2021-05-09 18:14:23 -0400
    Q: Please tell us how your own political philosophy aligns with The Alliance Party.
    A: I believe in a fairer life for all Americans
    Higher Wages for workers and lower wages for top executives
    I believe that something like a salary cap system would work similar to what is done in Australian sport
    Americans need to be looked after before we start taking care of other countries
    Healthcare and schooling should be affordable to all
    answered 2021-05-09 18:06:28 -0400
    Q: Please provide a brief bio about yourself.
    A: Born 1947 in Johannesburg, South Africa
    Emigrated to Australia in 1980
    Emigrated to USA in 2005
    Successful History in a number of different Businesses and served in Presidential Roles in a number of philanthropic organizations
    Ex Army NCO
    answered 2021-05-09 18:01:33 -0400
    Q: Do you have any experience on campaigns or with political organizations? If so, what?
    A: No
    answered 2021-05-09 18:01:13 -0400
    Q: Is there anything in your background that may negatively affect our decision?
    A: Had some issues over a very nasty divorce over 30 years ago which I would disclose in an interview.
    answered 2021-05-09 17:57:25 -0400
    Q: Do you like to bring new ideas and initiatives to an organization?
    A: Definitely!
    answered 2021-05-09 17:57:05 -0400
    Q: What role do you see yourself playing to accomplish this?
    A: Not sure. Management in Local Office would be feasible until further knowledge and experience is gained
    answered 2021-05-09 17:55:37 -0400
    Q: Where do you see The Alliance Party in 5 years?
    A: Hard to say, but whatever it takes, it needs to become a major party fighting for Governance in the USA
    answered 2021-05-09 17:54:24 -0400
    Q: Do you have any leadership experience? If so, what?
    A: Always held leadership rolls going back to my school years
    answered 2021-05-09 17:53:39 -0400
    Q: What skills do you believe you possess that make you a good leader?
    A: Experienced Leader in Business and Community
    answered 2021-05-09 17:53:13 -0400
    Q: What do you know about The Alliance Party?
    A: Not enough as I have questions, but I like what I see
    answered 2021-05-09 17:52:38 -0400
    Q: Where did you learn about The Alliance Party?
    A: Read an article and I believe from Renew Democracy
    answered 2021-05-09 17:51:32 -0400
    Q: Why do you want to be a leader in The Alliance Party?
    A: I want to make a difference to the lives of all people, both in the USA and then worldwide
    answered 2021-05-09 17:50:42 -0400
    Q: What prompted your interest in The Alliance Party?
    A: Change. Americans are getting a raw deal
    answered 2021-02-01 20:52:16 -0500
    Q: Is there anything else you would like to share?
    A: Thanks for your consideration.
    answered 2021-02-01 20:51:44 -0500
    Q: Please tell us how your own political philosophy aligns with The Alliance Party.
    A: My political philosophy is that we should be focused on addressing issues in a way that achieves results rather than being so dogmatic nothing is accomplished. Socially I am on the conservative side of the political spectrum but economically I skew middle left.