Consumer Bankruptcy Journal Winter 2016 - Page 24

MEET DARRELL CASTLE bankruptcy attorney?  (Castle) Yes, I did occasionally talk about my experience as a bankruptcy lawyer because it illustrates my understanding of economics and how the economy is functioning in America today. It also gives me experience with ordinary people and the troubles they face every day of their lives. (NACBA) You seemed to have done surprisingly well in certain parts of the country – particularly in Michigan – what led to that?    (Castle) I have always had a good rapport with the people of Michigan. I was a candidate for Vice President of the United States in 2008 and Michigan was the leading vote state for me. It is easy to campaign there amidst all the closed factories. This time I went out 24 CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY JOURNAL to 36th Street in Grand Rapids where I worked after I was discharged from the Marine Corps and I gave a talk in the weed patch that used to be Fisher Body number 2 for General Motors. People need jobs and they remember that they once had them. This year Pennsylvania was our leading vote state but Michigan was right up there. (NACBA) What about your campaign experience will you bring back to your day-to-day work? (NACBA) What are your future plans? What will your role be going forward with the Constitution Party? (Castle) That is hard to say right now. I have a lifetime seat on the executive committee which I plan to keep. I will probably stay active in trying to recruit Republicans to join with us and build our Party. I will be 72 in 2020 so we’ll see. (Castle) Campaigning gives you a chance to speak to all kinds of people in all kinds of situations. I spoke off-thecuff and to large groups many times. It also schooled me in debate. I learned that I could hold my own and that I deserved to be there. I still believe that the American people would have been far better off had I been elected.     Winter 2016 National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys