"But I said two years ago, win or lose we're getting our issues out and showing if you're not happy with the status quo, then work to change it," said the former star of the reality TV show "Survivor." "And if someone says you can't, show them how you can."
Spangle sees a bright future for the Libertarian Party. It's not just that they increase their poll numbers and contributions with every election. It's also that, anecdotally, most of their candidates, chairs, and supporters are younger than 40.
"It is a young-skewing party, and it's only going to get better as those people become more established and experienced," said Spangle, noting Johnson's IUPUI visit sold out in four and a half days.
There's still that belief, though, that voting for a third-party candidate in a one-winner election system is essentially throwing your vote away. Johnson says he's making the pitch that he's not the third choice. He's the only choice.
"A wasted vote is voting for someone you don't believe in," Johnson said. "If everyone wastes their vote, I'm the next president of the United States."
For more information on Johnson, visit his website at garyjohnson2012.com.