Not unlike televangelists, the Socialist Party of the United States of America, or simply - Socialist Party USA, is principally a capitalist organization that makes money to fund the “salary” of the National Secretary. The NatSec's income is made by seducing potential new members into becoming paid members with claims that Socialist Party USA promotes socialism. Socialist Party USA is a "top-down" autocracy in which the NatSec, Greg Pason, quickly terminates the memberships of anyone who opposes his views.
The Socialist Party USA claims to be multi-tendency, which is code for: “We will support any fringe cause if money can be made on new memberships.” Under Pason's mismanagement, the organization has lost nearly all of its long-term contributing members. Nevertheless, the Socialist Party USA does maintain a list of past, inactive supporters that the organization uses as their “official” membership count.
If Pason could be encouraged to "Resign For The Good of the Party," and if competent leadership was selected; the Socialist Party USA has the structure, albeit quite deteriorated, to lead a national campaign.