Unless We Want Future Liberty Candidates Forced to Work Under the GOP, We HAVE to Break the 2 Party Lock on Debates. Here's How:Submitted by jeff.j.otoole on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 13:23
First off I certainly agree with the strategy of calling polling companies and getting them to include 3rd party candidates in the polls. Currently, that is the single piece of criteria that excludes 3rd party candidates from debates (because their names are frequently not even listed as choices!). That said, polling companies DONT control the criteria for who is allowed to debate. That power rests solely with the Commission on Presidential Debates. We HAVE to keep the pressure directly on the decision maker - Executive Director Janet H Brown. Janet has been at the head of this organization suppressing 3rd party voices from the American people for over 25 years. We HAVE to make this campaign personal to get results.
My personal recommendation would be to push the question - why is the criteria for who can debate NOT getting on enough ballots to be able to mathematically win the election? Ie why have the 15% polling criteria in the first place? In this election there are 4 candidates who have met the "enough states ballots to win" criteria. I cant really fathom any legitimate argument for why criteria should be anything else. Here are contact details, please help me keep the pressure on every day until these debates are held:
Janet H. Brown, Executive Director Commission on Presidential Debates
Phone - 202.872.1020 (pulled from IRS 990 filing, not on website)
Email - JB@debates.org
Address - 1200 New Hampshire Ave NW#445, Washington DC, 20036-6802
Here is a quick video I made w/ more info. Thanks everyone!