Ron Paul probably didn't answer because he knows that the LP and CP are already on the ballot, and yet the questioner is insulting his intelligence by asking if he supports "adding a third choice to the ballot." Last election, in 2008, Ron Paul endorsed Chuck Baldwin of the Constitution Party for president, and in 1988, Ron Paul himself ran for president as a Libertarian Party candidate, so he already knows that there are at least 4 choices on the ballot in enough states to theoretically win the presidency. To get a response out of Paul, AE should have asked him if he favors the inclusion of an Independent candidate, to be chosen via the internet, this election cycle. That would have indicated that (1) AE understands the existing options (2) AE understands the value they bring to the table (3) AE understands Paul's existing knowledge of 3rd party options. Pretending to be the only 3rd party option is insulting to Paul's intelligence. ...As is limiting the options available to D and R politicians. For that matter, is Chuck Baldwin on the AE list of candidates? That would have been a certain way to get a response out of Paul: By stating to him that AE was running an independent "transpartisan" or "nonpartisan" candidate, and asking him if he would once again endorse Chuck Baldwin or perhaps Jesse Ventura if he didn't get the GOP nomination. Also, the Paul camp is likely concerned that AE will run Bloomberg, whose anti-gun past would alienate their core demographic.