As usual, I am reading and hearing Libertarians expound on another election in which we didn't get very many people elected.
There is a good reason for this. We've been trying to get Libertarians "hired" to Chief Executive Officer positions without first getting experience in the mail room.
This must stop.
No more wasted energy on US House, US Senate and Presidential races. No more wasted energy on statewide, state legislative and countywide offices. None of this until we have become the party of town, city, township, school board and comparable political office.
The only exceptions are when ballot status requires running for one of these offices, or where running someone for these offices is part of the strategy of getting someone in lower office elected (which happened in Indiana with one lower office and almost in another).
We should not discourage those who are competent from running for these "CEO" offices if they insist on doing so. But we should make it clear that they will get no official Libertarian support beyond ballot access.
Indiana is electing Libertarians to city, town and township offices. We are doing it regularly. We are still not concentrating on doing so. After today's meeting of the Central Committee of the Libertarian Party of Indiana, we are going to concentrate on winning city, town and township offices.
We want to win - and we now know the answer is staring at us squarely in the face. We must start with the mail room positions first.