The republicans have a relatively few problems but those problems create havoc within the party. The democrats have many many problems and those problems are virtually ignored by their membership. Republicans try to fit everyone into a box and when someone doesn’t quite fit they holler “You ain’t really one of us!” and they turn their back on them at the polls and stay home. The democrats wander around all over the place bumping and banging into each other and they trip and hit “D” on the voting machine on the way down. Until we quit virtually destroying each other we have no hope of winning. We HAVE to start putting forth the best of the candidates we have to offer THAT CAN WIN, not the last one standing after a long bitter fight, because he’s usually the one nobody thought had a chance in the first place… and he usually doesn’t. We need to accept the fact that nobody is perfect, then model ourselves after the Three Musketeers, “All for one, and one for all!” After all, it’s a whole lot easier to get your ideas heard when you are on the winning side and a part of the winning “team”..
Libertarians. Look, you need to come to realize that if you guy doesn’t have a chance in hell of winning in the general election you need to accept that your message is getting out and spreading, so all is not lost. THEN you need to decide which one of the two candidate running will do the least damage to your dreams and ideals, and might just by chance do a couple of things positive to your positions. Quit running home and sulking and sticking your head in the sand about it and help elect someone that at least isn’t going to do major damage to your Libertarian hopes for the future. Go to the polls and vote for that person.
In a world full of evil, choosing the lesser of two of them is at least might buy you some time. The war may not be won in one fell swoop, but if you win a battle here and there all is not lost.