It's tough being libertarian. Most people look at me like I have three heads (although I suspect they'd look at me that way regardless of political orientation).
It's particularly tough at work, where the Democratic National Committee meets. Ok, it's not officially the DNC but two people who worked for Obama congregate with all their amateur strategists and plan for the election. It's upsetting. I have a little sign that says OBAMA/BIDEN 2012 - because you didn't learn the first time. It points in that direction.
I've been paying attention to the polls, which I don't generally do. By all accounts, this race is close. In fact, the race is so close that libertarians are starting to matter. And how, you ask, do I know libertarians matter? Because we're being bashed openly in the press. Normally we're ignored; now we're being ridiculed.
When libertarians come up, the parties of Greed argue back and forth about who gets stolen from by libertarian votes.
In my state (Pennsylvania), the republican party is very busy with dirty tricks, trying to keep Gary Johnson off the ballot. They hired private investigators and misrepresented themselves. Fortunately liberty prevailed and Mr. Johnson is on the ballot. We can also write-in Ron Paul.
If we don't matter, why are the republicans trying so desperately to remove our candidate? Oddly enough, the democrats either haven't done anything or haven't been caught yet.
It sure is nice to matter, for once.
In fact, we libertarians should be actively courted. [evil laughter]
Don't vote for the lesser of two evils. Vote for someone who represents your ideals. A vote for the lesser of two evils is a vote wasted.