what will the Libertarian Party's strategy for 2020 be?

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    this last presidential election, the libertarian party broke the record for their share of the popular vote in the general election. And that was with a candidate who was by far the weakest candidate in their primary field.
    Ive seen some libertarians advocate for going GOP and "change from within"---make the repub platform more libertarian. Rand Paul is doing this, with mixed results. Austin Petersen is also running for a seat under the GOP brand. Other libertarians are arguing that now is the time to capitalize on many right leaning voters aapprehensions about the trump admin and try to grow the party.
    Fellow libertarians, what are your thoughts on this discussion, and also, what would you like to see the LP do to increase its viability as a national political organization.
     
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    Libertarians should keep rattling the Republican Party cage. If the RINOs don't like that let them start a new party.
     
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    fair enough, so do you think that is going to be more effective in the long term than trying to grow the LP?
     
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    Yes. If the Libertarians abide in their autonomy, they and the Republicans will remain mere pets of the leviathan that the Democrats feed.
     
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    The libertarians will do what they always do, which is suck up to the Republican uber-statists. Modern libertarians tend to work to oppose liberty.
     
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    LP is neither libertarian nor useful. They got a boost last election because of two very unpopular candidates representing our two party system. Next time, kiss sub-1% hello.
     
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    I don't know. I think the next election may not turn out as well for them. Remember this election we had the two least liked major candidates possible. I think that in it's own is what gave their party votes. People saying "neither of these guys".
     
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    And which party represents the best interests of Liberty?

    Just an observation: The LP is small enough so that if the disaffected majority wanted to over take it and reform it's platform, they could change it before the next election - if people got off their backsides and actually did it.
     
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    Lose.
     
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    For liberty: The Constitution Party followed by the Republican Party.

    Just an observation, the disaffected majority are idiots who keep electing the same politicians with the same empty promises and counter-productive ideas. If they had the mental capacity to take over the LP, they wouldn't need to take over the LP. They could reform the Republican party instead.
     

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