Today I had lunch with Kenn Gividen, the 2004 Libertarian gubernatorial candidate for Indiana. We discussed the LP, of course, and our successes and growth.
The discussion got to the "wasted vote" myth. Kenn told me that in 2004 he told a local TV reporter words to this effect: "If a vote for a Libertarian is wasted, then you're telling me a vote for a Democrat in Hamilton County is wasted and a vote for a Republican in Lake County is wasted." Kenn said that this positively changed the reporter's attitude about the "wasted vote" myth our opponents use to try to keep us down.