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2016 3rd Party Debate Plan

I thought I’d share with my Daily Paul family here what I’m cooking up for 2016…

Free and Equal Elections Foundation hosted the 2012 “3rd Party” Presidential debates that were moderated by Larry King and Thom Hartmann and viewed by an estimated 20 million people. I’ve left Free & Equal, but I have even bigger plans moving forward. I believe that with laying the groundwork down now, we can create debates that are viewed by far more than 20 million people and really compete on a national stage.

4 Point plan to give the 3rd Parties a media platform to fairly compete in 2016 and let alternative voices and ideas be heard.

1 - Hosting the debates in LA and NYC. While I got lucky with Ora.tv helping to bring Larry King in to moderate the Chicago debate, I wasn’t so lucky in DC. While Thom Hartmann is well known, he’s not nearly as big as the names who were interested in moderating the 2nd debate had we been in LA or NYC. Larry King generated incredible amounts of press for that debate, and I plan on bringing in more names the entire country knows and cameras can’t help but follow to moderate the debates in 2016. (Both Jon Stewart and Phil Donahue were interested if we had been in NYC, as were Ricki Lake and Martin Sheen had we been in LA.)

2 - Two tiers of sponsors. Our second tier sponsors will expand on the 57 media and organization sponsors F&E had for the 2012 debates. These sponsors paid nothing, but reported on the debates and helped spread word of them. The first tier sponsors will be the real game changer in 2016 – organizations and companies that will sponsor us financially, enabling us to then take that money to the networks to run promotional ads in addition to broadcasting our debates. RT America, The Real News Network, Al Jazeera, Free Speech TV, Ora.tv, Link TV and CSPAN all broadcast the 2012 debates, and I’m going to work hard to get at least one of the major networks to join that list in 2016. (As well as Ben Swann’s soon to launch EMP News Network)

3 - In the summer of 2012 a handful of Gary Johnson supporters were able to get through to 2 companies and 1 organization (Phillips, BBH New York and the YWCA) that had been sponsors of the Commission on Presidential Debates and educate them about their debates being closed. I was late on the ball in trying to bring them on as sponsors of the debates in 2012, but I plan on really promoting this approach in 2016 to starve the CPD of their sponsorship dollars, and doing all we can to welcome these companies and orgs on as sponsors of the open debates. If we can get just one of these companies to sponsor them, it will create an opportunity for a national news story.

4 - At least 10 debates. We’ll start the 2016 debates in the early summer, and space them out so that the last one takes place right before the CPD’s start. Just 2 debates close to election day is too little too late. Last year viewers could vote online for their favorites, and I plan on expanding that to voting via text message, with one candidate going home after every debate until 2 are left at the last debate. The plan is to create demand for the candidates to be included in the CPD’s events. If they don’t allow them to their debate, the American people will become very aware of the fraud, and we’ll publicly invite the D/R candidates to our platform while we continue hosting debates with our two remaining candidates on the same nights the CPD’s are held to include the VP’s. We’ll ignore them just as they’ve ignored us. We also plan for reality TV shows that showcase each of the candidates before the first debate airs.

The media project I'm helping with now - http://benswann.com/ - and the work I do with a reality TV show producer, are with an eye on creating relationships with people in other organizations and media outlets that will help with the 2016 plan.

I am currently looking for organizations/companies/media platforms that would be interested in forming a coalition to help make these debates as big a success as possible, and if you know of anyone who might consider joining with - http://ivn.us/- http://www.saveamericafoundation.com - http://www.freetalklive.com/ - http://www.bluerepublican.org/ - some of the coalition that is already aboard, feel very free to pass this along! I really think we can shake things up!

In Liberty, Zak Carter
zakcarter@benswann.com
206-551-8704

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17 coalition members so far already!

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Just sent a message

via your BSwann e-mail, and looking to become involved.

Thanks!

yea...

I hope it is successful.

Of course, you need better candidates than what we usually see in third parties.

I do hope you get kazillions of views and especially if your third party nominates Rand Paul in 2016.

Of course, Rand will be running as a Republican so can accept both nominations!

I don't have

"A" third party - But I do have advocates in leadership positions within the LP, CP, Peace and Freedom, GP and the Independent American Party - And I hope they all nominate candidates with name recognition...

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The Federal Election Act of 1972 created an election cartel.

The Federal Election Commission has monopoly control of the election process. The cartel has two members.

Two sides of the same bum coin.

Law won't change because only cartel members get elected. Catch-22.

Plow the field, plant the seeds and prepare to harvest. Congress created an unnatural monopoly, a bad idea that needs to go.

Competition in politics is a good idea whose time has come.

Free includes debt-free!

Thanks for the reference to the debate.

I did not watch this one that you refered to until now:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EcaX12h46k

I enjoyed watching GJ get far more applause than the others. I could find no difference between the Stein/ Anderson lovefest as they are both comrades in the common cause of Marxism. Virgil did a good job of passing everything on to the states which is a Goode compromise. And Gary Johnson got far more applause thna allhe others.

But, I remember this after Rocky and Virgil were removed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGqHeDxRD1k

Jill Stein vs. Gary Johnson
The hammer and sickle vs. Liberty

Gary Johnson is far from my ideal Libertarian Candidate.

If you want a 3rd or 4th candidate to be take seriously and have

a shot, you need THREE things for EACH candidate:

ORGANIZATION - at the VERY local level in ALL 50 States.

MONEY - at an absolute minimum - $250 million, and that's just to really get any play, if you want to win, you'll need closer to $500 million to have a shot, maybe more to actually win it.

STRATEGY - You need a real strategy for 270 Electoral votes.

Without that last part, the rest is pointless.

I'm just working on

Giving them a media platform they've never had before... the rest is up to the campaigns and the parties!

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Great news

All 3rd parties unite!

Libertarian, Green, Constitution and all others need to work together. 1% here, 2% there will keep all of us under the radar. I wish the others would either merge or join the Libertarian party but I don't expect it to be that easy. The point is we need to surpass 5% to oppose the dems and repubs. Otherwise, they win and liberty fails!

Label Jars, Not People!

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Bump - awesome news Zak

Keep up the great work. Looking forward to the debates.

Thanks Michael!

And if you come across any organizations/companies or media platforms (speaking of.. Daily Paul?:) that you think might be interested in being part of the coalition, feel free to share the plan with them. We’re not looking for money, just help spreading the word!

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