The California recall election is definitely the most hope-inspiring thing to happen to third party politics since Perot. Here’s a theory laying out how a libertarian could win it all.
Look, like it or not, the whole line about winning with 15-20% of the vote is wishful thinking. Either the Democrats or the Republicans are going to come together behind one candidate. The winning candidate is going to have upwards of 35% of the vote.
I’m not entirely sure how I feel about all this excitement at the prospect of winning an election with such a small percentage of the vote, anyhow. It seems uncomfortably like putting political interests ahead of serving the people, which is at least one thing democracy has going for it.