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#1 Tystick

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:50 PM

Larry King will moderate a debate among the third-party presidential candidates on Oct. 23, the Free and Equal Elections Foundation announced on Tuesday.
The debate, which will be held in Chicago, will feature Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and Rocky Anderson of the newly formed Justice Party. The event will be broadcast live on Ora TV, the digital programming service where King launched his onlinetalk show, “Larry King Now,” earlier this year. The Free and Equal Elections Foundation and, for unclear reasons, Russia Today will also stream the debate online.
“We are honored to have Larry King moderate this historic debate,” Christina Tobin, founder and chair of the foundation, said in a release. “The previous debates between President Obama and Gov. Romney have failed to address the issues that really concern everyday Americans. From foreign policy, to the economy, to taboo subjects like our diminishing civil liberties and the drug war, Americans deserve a real debate, real solutions, and real electoral options.”

The addition of King, who hosted "Larry King Live" for 25 years before singing off in December 2010, certainly lends some star power to an otherwise neglected corner of the American political system.
The exclusion of third-party candidates from the officially sanctioned presidential debates has been a source of frustration for activists on both ends of the political spectrum since at least 1987, when the Commission on Presidential Debates was formed by the Republican and Democratic parties.
The last time a third-party candidate was invited to participate in a presidential debate was in 1992, when independent Ross Perot famously invoked the “giant sucking sound” of jobs leaving the country thanks to NAFTA in his face-off with George Bush and Bill Clinton.


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Easily will be the most informative and entertaining presidential candidate debate this year.
I wonder why they would separate these people (Especially Gary Johnson) from Obama and Romney...
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:29 PM

Who cares...
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#3 Dittohead

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:32 PM

Is'nt he senile?
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:45 PM

Who cares...


Anyone not resigned to a two-party system?
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#5 Bob.Loblaw

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:02 PM

Anyone not resigned to a two-party system?


He's just answering the OP's question. Nobody cares about the third parties. Presidential debates are a huge cash-grab, in the eyes of the networks.
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:42 PM

A King, a president, and an idiot walk into a debate...*insert punchline here*.
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:18 PM

A King, a president, and an idiot walk into a debate...*Posted Image*.


Okay.
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:08 PM

Who cares...


If you were answering my question, I was being sarcastic. It's pretty obvious as to why they would go to such extremes. Examples: Cheated Ron Paul out of the Republican convention, Gary Johnson not meeting the criteria of 15% yet not being included in most of the polls even though he's on the ballot, and Jill Stein getting arrested for trying to enter the debate hall. These people speak the real problems, and Obama + Romney speak around them.

If you're saying the entire debate is meaningless, then you're just another number to the predetermined government.

Edited by Tystick, 17 October 2012 - 08:09 PM.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 11:24 PM

Who cares...


It'll be kind of interesting since Roseanne Barr is leading one of the parties.
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 11:52 PM

I'll be watching this for sure. It was a matter of months ago last I saw Gary Johnson debate. Wonder if Stein's ploy had anything to do with this.

Who cares...

That's what I said about the Romney/Obama debate.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:06 AM

A King, a president, and an idiot walk into a debate...*insert punchline here*.


... carrying a binder full of ... ?
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 04:55 AM

... carrying a binder full of ... ?

.. money, before he took an arrow to the..
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:13 PM

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:47 PM

It's unfortunate the American public won't vote for some of these people instead. They'd do a hell of a lot more good than the two-headed beast running things now.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:54 PM

It's unfortunate the American public won't vote for some of these people instead. They'd do a hell of a lot more good than the two-headed beast running things now.


Agreed JR .. Obama is just the better of two bad choices .. the USA needs a third party that speaks truth to power and kicks the entire establishment hierarchy out on its ear .. they can go live in the Caymans .. Gary Johnson makes too much sense for America .. :)
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:28 PM

The real question is why is Russia Today picking this up, Communist party in secret?
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