I regularly post disdainfully about David Leyonhjelm's "this will get me some attention" Senate speeches and quips to the media (and sweary and embarrassing things said on Twitter), but I also assumed they were all part of some plan of highlighting the enlightened, libertarian values of his party, so as to give it a reputation as a serious political player.
Well, once again, we have proof the public just aren't buying it.
The LDP yesterday ran a business man with a familiar name (and who has long lived in the electorate) as its candidate in a well educated, presumably highly taxed, part of Sydney that could therefore surely appreciate the value of a small government, libertarian style party that really hates taxes.
So his primary vote? At the moment: 2.06%. Worse than the Sustainable Population Party, Fred Nile's mob, and only 8 times less than the Greens.
I'm starting to suspect that if the LDP changed its name to the "We Like Cats Party" it could gain more votes. (Would be less deceptive, too.)