The LP candidate does matter because as the nomineee he is the face of the face of the LP, and as such when in an election season that exposure (what there is of it) is there, that's what people remember about the LP.
Barr forgot that fudnamental basic point, and that's why people don't support him--he has done very little to do the LP good.
To non-L/l people it *does* matter when they are unhappy with the two-headed hydra, and that is how you get support, votes, and members, DUH!
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