The following was written by Robert Milnes, and is reproduced with permission of the author
Here is what needs to be done asap. & all this needs to be done openly & highly publicized. The GP & LP and/or their executive tickets must communicate & meet about The Progressive Alliance Strategy.They should form a fusion ticket. This is a Green or Libertarian presidential candidate, the other party vice president. One man one woman. This ticket then becomes one that all progressives and libertarians can identify with in some way. The Libertarian should be attractive to Ron Paul activists. The Green should renounce socialism. Then a program with a website that functions to coordinate the expected progressive/libertarian plurality vote of 40% which is very competitive in a three way race, including one Green OR Libertarian on EVERY ballot. Also recommend the Alliance vote on ballot initiatives & issues. One reason people do not vote third party is they resist voting for a ticket that they think will certainly lose. Wasted vote phenomenon. If they think the fusion ticket just might win, they will support it. Another reason is they will be accustomed and highly pressured to choose between the democrat and republican. Lesser of two evils phenomenon. Again, if offered a viable third choice they will support it. This strategy should resolve the issues of whether or not an all Libertarian ticket could be elected (No), to pursue socialism (No) & whether or not election victory is possible (Yes) or that electing a Socialist e.g. Allende in Chile, or violent non-election revolution(Bolsheviks in Russia), or waiting & working for gradual social, cultural & political change are the only alternatives. (Not recommended). Publicize to Americans the Teddy Roosevelt progressive experience & the election of 1912. They will relate to & not fear that. Get going & good luck!