In his formal capacity as Chair of the Michigan Libertarian Party, James H. Lewis II made an "official recommendation" on December 24, 2011 suggesting "all concerned" take Carl Person's "lack of understanding of the party ideas and principles into account before any nominations" are made for the Libertarian Party's Presidential Nomination in 2012.
His full statement on the matter was the following:
After reading Carl's blog, I too would concur with the good Dr.s assessment. He is not a valid candidate or at least has zero understanding of the Libertarian principles. I would highly suggest the party seriously take his lack of understanding of the party ideas and principles into account before any nominations.
This is my official recommendation as Chair of the State of Michigan.
On December 26, 2011, Ken Mosher, former Secretary of the State Central Committee of the Libertarian Party of Connecticut, drew a similar conclusion, when he wrote:
His "brand" of libertarianism is like Stalin's brand of compassion! Carl Person shouldn't even be let into the convention hall. Libertarians don't traffic with collectivists.
Despite the negative reactions to many of Carl Person's campaign issues, he nevertheless remains a candidate for the Presidential Nomination of the Libertarian Party in 2012.