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Washington Times Blog: Gary Johnson and the empty chair at the first presidential debate

by Tom Mullen

The first presidential debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama was staged by professional television producers. The podiums were positioned such that they were turned three quarters toward each other but still facing the cameras and just the right distance apart to make for a good wide shot of the two candidates.

In addition to an informative debate, the producers also wanted to deliver a first-rate television production.

The results were up to the standard one would expect on such an occasion, but if the producers really wanted to make the most effective use of their medium, they should have taken a page from Clint Eastwood’s playbook. There should have been an empty chair right in the middle of the stage, between the two podiums.

Philosophically speaking, it might have represented the entire range of opinions and ideas that fall outside of what best-selling author Tom Woods calls “the Mitt Romney-Hillary Clinton Continuum.” They are all of the ideas that we little people are apparently not allowed to even hear.

More specifically, the chair would have represented Gary Johnson, a former two-term Governor of New Mexico and Libertarian Party nominee for President.

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The art editor chose a photo that makes

GJ look demented. Same of technique.

Big Brother at work

Evil machine lost two big elections and they learned.
Two names:
Jesse Ventura and Gary Johnson.

The evil machine is afriad of failing in another election.

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Michael this deserves the front page

Another great article by Tom Mullen.
MN you posted his past articles on the front page...
this one also deserves it.

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