Whatever many may think of Jacqui Lambie, she has done far more to assist some of the major industries and employers in Tas, than any of the useless major party seat warmers. A good example is the assistance she provided to the General Manager of my employer - one of the main manufacturing industries in the south of the state.
Our G.M. tried for ages, to arrange through various Govt MHR's and Senators to get meetings with the Infrastructure Minister and P.M. about the Freight Equalisation Scheme, which has a major impact on the product we ship out of the state. He got nothing but stuffed around and platitudes from the Govt reps. However upon contacting Jacqui, he got a meeting with her straight away and soon after that, he got his long sought after meetings with Truss and Abbott.
Our G.M. was quite impressed by her intelligence and grasp of the issues (not an attribute common amongst Tasmanian politicians). He did however, question her loyalty to Rob Messenger, who seems to be the source of most of the outrageous pronouncements that tend to get attributed to Jacqui. If anyone could be described as a "nutcase", it's Rob Messenger, rather than Jacqui.
Tasmanians tend to vote "below the line" more than anyone else in the country and tend to support "identities" regardless of party affiliation, so I wouldn't be so quick to write off her electoral prospects, especially considering the widespread disenchantment in the major parties.