Writing in U.S. News & World Report, Nader says the Democrats and Republicans want to marginalize opposing voices by excluding them from the debates.
From Nader's op-ed:
Given the huge barriers to getting on state ballots, a fair and manageable standard would be that anyone on enough ballots to have a theoretical chance to win should be allowed in the debates — six candidates this year. I challenge the two parties to take a baby step: In the coming weeks, a third-party debate is set to take place. Will McCain and Obama allow the winner, as voted by viewers, into their last debate?Read the full column at the magazine's Web site.