Was 2016 a missed opportunity for Libertarians?

The Washington Post discusses why the Liberterian Party struggled to reach people with Fred Smith. 

Fred Smith, the founder of the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute, suggested that Libertarians were still not able to reach the people who might listen.

“The only channels big enough to reach the American people are the media, the academy and pop culture, and none are readily accessible to classical liberals,” Smith said. “Business does have channels to reach the citizenry, which they use to market product, not to gain societal legitimacy. So libertarian ideas got all dressed up for the last decade or so and found they had nowhere to go. One hope is that postelection this strategic weakness in the array of free-market forces­ will be addressed.”

Read the full article at The Washington Post