Third Parties Participating in Presidential Debate

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will not be at the Oct. 23 debate, but four other presidential candidates will be.


Barack Obama and Mitt Romney may get all the headlines for their debates, but the nation’s third parties will be sharing their views on war, the economy and other issues at an alternative presidential debate scheduled for Oct. 23. Former CNN host Larry King will be moderating.

The Free and Equal Election Foundation sponsored the debate as a response to the presidential debates, which favor Democrats and Republicans while excluding third parties. According to the foundation, the restrictive rules “sanitize debates, disregard viable third-party and independent candidates, and prohibit participation in other independent debates.”

Participating candidates include:

Gary Johnson, Libertarian Party
Jill Stein, Green Party
Virgil Goode, Constitution Party
Rocky Anderson, Justice Party

The Oct. 23 debate begins at 9 p.m. and will be broadcast online from Chicago.

Robert Jochim October 21, 2012 at 10:42 AM
Thank you for not perpetuating the two-party-only myth. I urge people to take this simple quiz and find out which presidential candidate most closely matches their own values: http://www.isidewith.com/
Christopher Schaefer October 21, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Rosa DeLauro left a few details out of her profile: http://RosaDeLauroExposed.wordpress.com/
Hansa Junchun October 22, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Looking forward to a real debate featuring real candidates debating real issues. NO horse race drama, NO media recycled bull, NO buzz words or sound bites, NO personalities above the substantial issues of our day. If people ignore this debate in favor of the single-party two-headed hydra known as the Obomney Show, they are deluded as to the sorry situation our country faces and the solutions that can be implemented by real leaders. (Also, Rosa DeLauro is a hack shill for the DNC, a partisan bigoted extremist who refused to appear in live debates with her African American Challenger, and is experiencing the rapid onset of dementia. Just had to throw in there.)
Christopher Schaefer October 22, 2012 at 10:41 PM
DeLauro vs Winsley debate: DeLauro ’s answers all were virtually identical to those she gave last Sunday at a church-sponsored forum on poverty—even though all the questions were completely different! Winsley: "I will never vote for things that I know & believe to be ridiculous and absurd"--like DeLauro's bill that counts ketchup as a vegetable. Notice that she has a binder to look up answers while Winsley is talking. After 22 years you'd think she wouldn't need it to be an open-book exam. DeLauro: creating jobs means getting constructions unions to get my support for govt-paid "infrastructure" TEMPORARY jobs. Winsely: "You can't love jobs but hate job creators [i.e. business]". Re. New Haven violence, DeLauro: childproof locks on guns. Winsley: give kids role models and a future. Re. illegal immigration, Winsley: "America has always been a welcoming nation...We're a nation of immigrants...It should be as difficult to enter the US as it is to enter a Holiday Inn: we all have to check in." http://youtu.be/vT406srfQYc Debate was too short to address ObamaCare, but you can read plenty here: http://RosaDeLauroExposed.wordpress.com/


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