Clark For President: A Report on the 1980 Libertarian Presidential Campaign
, by Edward H. Crane III
(Communications Director), Chris Hocker (National Coordinator), Dec 1980
Post-mortem analysis of the Clark campaign, focusing on what the authors consider were the ten most important aspects, and in terms of what was learned that could be useful to later campaigns
The full time schedule for Ed Clark began July 1 ... [O]nly the 106 day period between July 1 and November 4 will be examined. During this period, Ed Clark made at least one personal appearance in 36 states plus the District of Columbia. The 14 states he missed were: ... (He had made campaign appearances in [five of the 14] between his nomination and July 1.) ... The campaign discovered during the first part of September that rallies for Clark on college campuses usually worked quite well ... Crowds were usually receptive and enthusiastic, and Clark's schedule included an average of one campus appearance per day ...
Libertarian Voters and the Libertarian Party
, by David Boaz
, 23 May 2008
Discusses the 2008 Libertarian Party presidential candidate nominees, the views of libertarian-leaning voters and the prospects for the LP
The party’s most successful presidential candidate was Ed Clark, who got 921,000 votes, about 1.1 percent, in 1980. Since then LP candidates have hovered around 400,000 votes ... In Beyond Liberal and Conservative, William S. Maddox and Stuart A. Lilie found that libertarians gave 17 percent of their votes to "other" candidates in 1980, presumably independent John B. Anderson and Libertarian Clark, though Clark and Anderson received only about 8 percent of the national total.