Brian Holtz // Feb 5, 2010 at 3:01 pm
It would be interesting to know how the graph relates to past systematic efforts at prospecting/recruiting, and what specifically could/should be done differently. Libertarians might not be susceptible to a one-word plan like “Change”.
What methodology was used to draw that scary red line?
I’ll bet anybody $1000 — donated to the winner’s choice of the LPUS or an LP affiliate — that for any future date you choose, LPUS membership will not be as low as the red line on that date. I’m even willing to let you specify that the bet is void if the candidate of your choice is elected LP Chair before that date.
Brian Holtz // Feb 6, 2010 at 3:01 pm
Paulie @16+17 is exactly right. The key mission of the LP is uniting voters who want more personal and economic liberty behind the electoral choices that will most move public policy in a libertarian direction.
Independent candidates can’t do that nearly as well.
The LP’s comparative advantage in the freedom movement is to measure and publicize the percentage of the electorate that wants both more personal freedom and more economic freedom.