RE: [lpsf-discuss] Richard Rider Totals

I strongly agree with you, Michael, on the kinds of campaigns I would like to see us run. But I think it's also possible that, at least for the near future, we aren't going to get more than 5% no matter what we do. After every Presidential election, we hear that it proves that the strategy of that particular campaign was a failure, regardless of what that strategy was. One of our most successful high-level candidates was Ed Clark, with nearly 1% for President and 5.5% for Governor; and he defined libertarianism on TV as "low-tax liberalism." I'm not sure there are any inferences about strategy to be drawn from our repeated failures--except that, if we're going to lose anyway, we might as well say what we mean.