The lesson to learn isn't "Perot had a lot of money, woe is me".
Grassroots for the reform party was already forming before Perot.
The lesson to learn is that when you are big tent and reach out to everyone, instead of being narrow minded, you go far quick. "United we Stand".
I'm sure Perot helped. But - perhaps you don't attract money to help you when you're small tent either. The Libertarian party is designed to lose. A third party doesn't have to be, witness the Reform party. But nothing will fix the LP. It's been 40 years of nothing, and willing to run candidates like Bob Barr, certainly not libertarian, or Garry Johnson. Ideology obviously has nothing to do with it. Marginalization and control of opposition does.
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