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Friday, January 22, 2010

Musings on Joe Kennedy for US Senate

The more important an election is perceived to be, the more powerfully the Wasted Vote Fallacy operates for it.  LPCA legislative and congressional candidates poll higher (3-5%) than our federal Senator candidates poll (2%), who in turn poll significantly higher than our presidential candidate polls (0.5%).

So all the media attention about the closeness and importance of this race actually worked against Kennedy.  That's why it was so important for him to push the LP brand, and confront the Wasted Vote Fallacy.  But he did very little of either -- despite all the other good work he did in the campaign.

On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 7:01 PM, David Kocot <> wrote:

Many Libertarians here in California got more than 7% in their races
back in '08 doing a helluva lot less than Kennedy did in Mass. Either
certain high-profile elections are rigged to downplay support for
Libertarian candidates [...]