My party is about to blow it again.
In 2008 Bob Barr ran for President. He was a well-known former federal prosecutor and member of the US House, and was well-known to have strong Libertarian principles. Among other "bona-fides" he serves on the board of the National Rifle Association.
The Libertarian Party polled under 1% with him on the top of the ticket.
During the rather-infamous toilet bowl protest that FedUp USA and The Market Ticker pulled off during the summer of 2008 in Washington DC the Freedomworks people (of which Dick Armey and Bob Barr claimed affiliation) came out to talk to us. They were not very interested in the issue of frauds upon the people, which of course was what we were protesting.
The definition of insanity, according to Albert Einstein, is repeating the same acts over and over and expecting different results.