Originally Posted by BrooksLauren77
Sure about that? The Libertarian Party got 1,275,821 million votes in the Federal election last year, up from 523,713 in 2008.
Here's a list of elected officials.http://www.lp.org/candidates/elected-officials
The Libertarian Party, in my opinion is gaining some traction, they may become the third party equivalent of the NDP in Canada.
I don't know how much you know about American politics, but that's effectively trivial. Our whole setup is rigged to cripple third parties at the national level. They're protest votes, not serious contenders for placing a candidate in office.
As far as that list goes, read over it. They're all extremely low level positions. Not even a state senator or representative, much less anything at the national level. There's a reason for that. If you're talking about fixing "America," you're not really going to do that by electing a libertarian dogcatcher. We'd need major systematic changes to our election system (removing districts and doing proportional representation, or something to that effect) to make more than two parties feasible.
tldr; the libertarian party (and other third parties) have essentially no following in the US.