Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Nader wants in on presidential debates

Ralph Nader, independent candidate for president, makes his case for inclusion of third parties in the upcoming presidential debates.

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.

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