The passing of the first "debate" of candidates - well, some of them - running for the office of President of the United States signals the beginning of the end for this election cycle.
Asking people to continue to contribute time, money and mental energy towards delivering a watered-down and twisted version of what they believe, in their name, and with no hope of victory is not terribly compelling.
Message dilution has nothing to do with governing - it concerns the face of the Libertarian Party and the level of commitment to transparency.
It has been interesting to watch the changing narrative surrounding the announcement by Gov. Gary Johnson that he is endorsing Gov. William Weld for VP.