The Libertarian party got one percent for the presidential election — in real terms that is huge — they did so spending fractions of a cent compared to republican and democrat advertisement.
I have spent yers as a Libertarian Party activist. The biggest expenditure we always encountered in presidential election years was access to the ballot. The elstablishment parties have monopolized the ballot with requirements for the number of petition signatures, regulated periods in which we were allowed to gather those signatures, and the inevitable challenges we faced when we finally had more than enough to deliver to the state agencies that ruled over these things. Every time we achieved so-called “permanent ballot status”, the legislators would simply change the rules and we would have to start all over again. The sheeple are absolutely no help whatsoever. You could appeal to their sense of fairness, asking them if they would prefer another choice on their ballot and the majority of them would simply cower at the idea. It was the most frustrating thing I had ever been involved in politically. I just could not believe the level of brainwashing these people displayed. The idea of having a CHOICE on the ballot was simply beyond their comprehension. Some of them even believed that the Constitution had established the two-party system. Unbelievable.