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Third Parties – There’s A Reason They’re Excluded

Last night I watched the Larry King-moderated debate between four third-party candidates in Chicago. Present for the debate were:

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

The debate started with hostility from all four candidates which was directed at the Commission on Presidential Debates for excluding them from the Obama/Romney debates and at Obama and Romney and their respective political parties. Johnson said the only voices being heard were “Tweedledee and Tweedledum” (Obama and Romney).

Stein related that she and her running mate, Cheri Honkala, had attempted to gain entry to the debate at Hofstra University but were arrested and handcuffed to a chair for eight hours.

All four candidates voiced their disdain for the current political system, specifically mentioning PACs and Super PACs, saying they should be eliminated. Johnson said candidates should be required to dress in “Nascar-like outfits” complete with patches representing their corporate […] → Keep reading