The results from the 2010 Election are staggering. We see that across the board we are failing as a party to gain the support of Moderate, Swing and Independent voters. On a national scale “Other” out performed the Libertarian Party. Other is defined as Independent, Write-In and non-ballot access parties.
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Part of our mission over the next two years will be to engage Moderate, Swing and Independent voters. We will reach out to them and discuss the issues that are important to them. We will then show them how very aligned with the Libertarian Party they really are.
We must show them that we have real solutions to their problems from legitimate candidates. We must present our candidates and our party not as a “wasted vote” or a vote for the other party. We will build up our selected and targeted candidates as sane, rational, committed and qualified leaders.
We will also need to turn out first time and youth voters. By holding Voter Registration rallies on campuses and in targeted communities we will be able to gain new interested voters. These new voters should have little preconceived ideas or views about the Libertarian Party. By following up with these newly registered voters we can introduce them to their local Libertarian Candidates and make sure they get to the polls.
By working on college campuses we can answer the questions of passionate youths who are concerned about their futures. They have major issues with the job market outlook, foreign relations, economic security and personal choice/freedom. As many people know, Rep. Ron Paul is a rock star on the collegiate circuit. What is sad about that is... he was elected as a Republican... NOT as a Libertarian. We need to work on creating local campus “Rock Stars” from within our pool of Elected Officials, Candidates and Party Leaders.