Don’t listen to Nick Gillespie: just because you’re libertarians doesn’t mean you have to think of yourselves as hopeless political nomads, consigned to spend the rest of your lives wandering the ideological wilderness.
Trust the marketplace! If David Boaz and David Kirby are right that libertarians represent 10-20% of the electorate, both parties will come calling, whether you like it or not.
The demographics are irresistible: young, male, well-educated, well-off, technologically savvy. In fact, it’s only a matter of time before some pollster in Washington discovers the Cato survey and proclaims the next new swing voter group that will take the place of soccer moms, NASCAR dads, security moms, and office-park dads: Xbox dads. From then on, the libertarian vote will be in such demand, Nick will be longing for the good old days before they came and took his political wilderness away.