As soon as my name went up on the Vermont Secretary of State’s candidate website, I started getting email surveys asking for my opinions in trade for a potential endorsement. I have not completed any since an endorsement implies that I would owe something to the endorsing organization. I believe that seeking endorsements would be antithetical to the whole concept of being Independent. The endorsing organization could claim they helped get me elected and therefore I owe them some deference. So, for much the same reason that I did not pursue a Party nomination, I will not be seeking endorsements from any organizations.