The number of debates featuring “third” party candidates seems significant to me. Naturally neither Romney nor Obama will accept the invitations they’ve received to several of these, both earlier and upcoming. But that so many people want to hear from non-Duopoly candidates, and that ways for that to happen are being created … that’s a message from some of the “99%,” and it’s being sent as much, maybe more, to others of the “99%” as it is to the Republican and Democratic parties, and to the Commission on Presidential Debates they control.
First, if you haven’t already seen it, check out yesterday’s Democracy NOW! special, “Exclusive: Expanding the Debate with Third-Party Candidates Jill Stein, Virgil Goode, Rocky Anderson” here.
President Obama and … Mitt Romney sparred last night in their second of three debates. Today, in a two-hour special, we expand the debate by including the voices of three presidential candidates shut out of the official debate. We are joined by Jill Stein of the Green Party, Constitution Party nominee Virgil Goode, and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson. We re-air parts of last night’s presidential debate, pausing the videotape to give third-party candidates a chance to respond to the same questions put to the major-party candidates.
October 18, 2012, 4:00 pm PDT / 8:00 pm EDT, Independent Voter Network
IVN will host
… the first ever, online presidential debate. … (It) will include Libertarian candidate and former Governor of New Mexico, Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein. Governor Johnson will be joining from Laramie, Wyoming and Dr. Stein will join from Seattle, Washington.
IVN.us is working with Google+ Politics to host the event using a live Google+ Hangout. Each participant will appear using videoconference technology and respond to questions submitted online and from one another.
October 22, 2012, 10:30 pm EDT, Democracy NOW!
Democracy NOW continues its
… ‘Expanding the Debate’ series with a live broadcast during the third presidential debate with real-time responses from Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein and Justice Party nominee Rocky Anderson. [We have extended an invitation to Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson.]
Note the invitation to Gary Johnson.
October 23, 2012, 8:00 pm CDT, Free and Equal
Free and Equal hosts a live, online debate.
The “top six candidates” were invited. Confirmed participants: Gary Johnson – Libertarian Party; Jill Stein – Green Party; Virgil Goode – Constitution Party; Rocky Anderson – Justice Party.
Larry King will moderate the debate. More:
Ora TV, Russia Today, and the Free and Equal Elections Foundation will broadcast the debate live on the Internet.
The Stein Campaign also indicates a second Free and Equal debate on October 30.
(Photo via Free and Equal)