In Michigan - we were only a few percentage points of taking over at the State level. We are winning, and will win because our group of liberty minded people will go out and get more people to become delegates. I encourage you to become a delegate, learn the process. Sure you will be disrespected and lied to but so what? When we lost at the state level, the goons said we need to make a statement backing the winner, for the purpose of "unity" and that did not happen. We will not give up and our numbers will increase. We only needed about 35 more bodies, and we WILL have them next time around.
I don't care if we don't "take over" the GOP, but if we get our people in place, then we get to decide the direction of the party in our state. We become the authority, and "they" have to work with us, that's how it works when you have large enough numbers.
Like you said, "strive for Liberty in whatever way(s)", including becoming a Republican precinct delegate.
We are winning - and you would see it plainly once you're in the trenches.