I think one of the issues we have is that a lot of people tend to think that we need people to become "converted" in order to succeed. While that is an admirable goal it simply isn't realistic. While it is very important to have the converts active in the libertarian movement of the GOP, we also need to realize that we need to have a lot of Joe & Jane Republicans vote with us, so that we can get our agenda in place. That is done by meeting voters where they are rather than waiting for voters to come to us. In a nutshell, that is the failure of the campaign & grassroots in this election cycle. We have been ineffective at communicating our message as a solution for the concerns of the average voter, instead we have been trying to force our issues on people and expect them to "wake up" and embrace our political philosophy.
The good news is that we do have answers for people's most pressing concerns. We just need to find people that are able to communicate our answers in a manner that is appealing to the average voter. When we do that, we win. We have won before and we will continue to win. So while this nomination process may look very bleak, overall the libertarian wing of the GOP will continue to grow and we will continue to elect good people at the local, state and national level.
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