Develop a base? (i.e.: local, state, Congress, etc.)
Elect a President without a base?
Be included in Presidential debates?
Carry 10%+ of the Presidental popular vote?
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
People I know see Libertarians as rich people who got theirs, refuse to share the benefits they got from society, who use arcane political philosophies and feel-good buzzwords to justify their refusing to pay society back.
Some people. Not me. I think Libertarians are great.
"Not learning from mistakes is worse than committing mistakes. When you don't allow yourself to make mistakes, it is hard to be tolerant of others and it does not allow even God to be merciful."
Your question is based on a false premise. Libertarians are not interested in 'helping the country'. If you are a Libertarian, your only interest is in helping yourself and to hell with everybody else. It's why you are a Libertarian.
"Groups with guitars are on the way out, Mr. Epstein"
Dick Rowe, A & R man