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The NPR Third-Party Candidate Debate

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S. Presidential Election, Presidential Debates, Third-Party Candidates, The Commission on Presidential Debates, George Farah, Open Debates, Gary Johnson, Libertarian Party, Jill Stein, Green Party, NPR )

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The Commission on Presidential Debates says to be included, you have to poll 15 percent with voters. That's why George Farah, founder of Open Debates, a group that wants the system reformed, thinks the commission is the main problem.

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Judy C. (102)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 6:07 pm
Great idea, but where is Rocky Anderson of The Justice Party?

Jason S. (50)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 6:19 pm
thanks, good posting

Kit B. (276)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 8:55 pm

Rocky Anderson, Buddy Roemer, and a few others were left out. Brian M's post of Democracy Now, did have a second debate with the same questions. Gary Johnson was not on that one. Too bad, I think we should see what others have say, and why should they need 15%? I also think this should be returned to the League of Women Voters and no one should have questions ahead of time. Either a person knows where they stand or not.

Judy C. (102)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 3:04 am
I do wish that NPR had included all candidates who wished to participate. There is no good reason why the candidates should be required to have 15%. Your other points are correct, too, Kit.

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 5:04 am
Noted, i imagine it's hard to get 15% when no one knows about you.
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