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Open Thread: Free & Equal Third Party Debate

Vote for who you think won at FreeAndEqual.org.

Thank you to everyone who tuned in.

http://youtu.be/5EcaX12h46k (Thanks Maeve for the link)

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    scawarren's picture

    Cristina is a beautiful

    Cristina is a beautiful soul,very glad I donated, glad to hear there is going to be a second one and for me Gary Johnson won this.

    It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

    My lasting impressions of the four candidates.

    Stein: Free, free, free! Well meaning lady though.
    Rocky: Increase spending during a recession. Like his foreign policy.
    Goode: Understands our fiscal problems, honest, and unfortunately pro-drug war.
    Johnson: The guy Ron Paul is voting for! As I am. He is honest, accomplished, and understands the fundamental issues of our time.

    Overall: This was a terrific debate. If it were aired on all of the major networks like the R and D debates, one of these people would be our next president.

    "Where liberty is, there is my country." -Benjamin Franklin

    I'd vote for ANY of these people over Obamney

    I think all the candidates tonight were at least well-intentioned even if I disagreed w/ some of the points. There was a lot of "free, free, free" talk but, again, I'd take a well-intentioned person over the oligarch puppets, Obamney.

    "The guy Ron Paul is voting for!"

    source?

    I apologize if that was

    I apologize if that was misleading. That is not a quote, just an opinion based on comparing Paul's positions with the other major six candidates. Obviously Obama, Stein, and Amderson are blatantly for bigger government, so they are out. Romney is for continuing the establishment policies of the Fed, an interventionist foreign policy, deficit spending, etc. Goode may be Paul's second choice because he is a strong fiscal conservative, but his position on continuing the drug war and lack of grasping the overall philosophy of liberty drop him down a peg or two imp. Johnson so clearly lines up with Paul the closest on nearly every position. End the drug war, drastically reduce spending, abolish the income tax and legalize competing currencies, troops home now, etc. Also, it's important to note that Gary Johnson was the ONLY CANDIDATE THAT I HEARD MENTION THE FEDERAL RESERVE TONIGHT when he criticized the Fed central economic planning polices. But its just and educated guess, nothing more. It would be interesting to see what influence there would be if Dr. Paul endorsed GJ the week before the election. We shall see.

    "Where liberty is, there is my country." -Benjamin Franklin

    SteveMT's picture

    His own conscience is the source.

    Look inside yourself, bro. I'll do the same.

    Common Sense

    np

    that was Awesome

    That was Awesome.

    awesome second Party debate

    ... and I thought debates were more about feigned personal anecdotes, semantics, personality quirks and buzz words. I really need CNN to tell me who won.

    Larry King. You just went up a notch in my book. That puts you at notch 2.

    yep, noticed it when i went

    yep, noticed it when i went to go vote, crashed websitesays oops and tries to redirect to live feed.

    In colorado i will be supporting gary johnson over obamney!

    Ron Paul 2016

    To Vote: FreeAndEqual.org

    You have 24 hours. Personally Gary Johnson is getting my vote.

    Of course I can't find *WHERE* to vote on their site

    So annoying.

    For now, just leave a comment.

    My choices would be Gary Johnson and Rocky Anderson.

    Wish Ron with all his momentum

    left the Republican party and ran third party and been in that debate tonight..

    Would have made a huge difference.

    If Ron was in the debate,

    If Ron was in the debate, they would have needed a bigger venue.

    They would have needed a

    They would have needed a college stadium to hold all the people:)

    Exactly!!

    np

    Worthy of Applause

    What a refreshing debate in comparison to the Obama/Romney charade. Larry King did a great job and everybody was respectful!

    LOL, Gary Johnson sign behind

    LOL, Gary Johnson sign behind Larry King! Winning!

    I kinda

    Thought it was annoying. This wasn't a mainstream controlled event and gj wasnt under represented. Why would a sign insertion help when gj just spoke for himself?

    scawarren's picture

    I know many seniors that

    I know many seniors that watch C-SPAN

    It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

    experienced ron pauler;)

    experienced ron pauler;)

    Ron Paul 2016

    SteveMT's picture

    That sign holder learned well from us.

    We call it free advertizing.

    scawarren's picture

    That sign holder is one of us

    That sign holder is one of us :)

    It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

    Exactly what I was thinking,

    Exactly what I was thinking, LOL.

    ytc's picture

    I'm glad they allowed the audience to

    applaud and participate! Standing ovation to Free&Equal from me, too :-)

    Yeah. The Democrats and

    Yeah. The Democrats and Republicans don't want a "debate" that looks or sounds like a real debate. They'd rather America choose from two pre-packaged stale dog bones.

    LOL, Stein really appears

    LOL, Stein really appears like she's running for the people, but a statist is a statist is a statist.

    I was thinking the same

    I was thinking the same thing...this lady is bat shi* crazy, but at least she's honest about it!