The organization coordinating tonight’s Presidential debate that invited all 6 eligible candidates, and will feature 4 of them, has announced a second Presidential debate scheduled for next week. Debate organizers have announced that the first debate’s viewers will vote to decide which two Presidential candidates make it onto the second debate. Viewers have 24 hours from the end of tonight’s debate to cast their vote online.
The other Presidential debates
Teaching Republicans, Democrats, the corporate media and their friends at the Commission on Presidential Debates a lesson in participatory democracy, the Presidential debate organized by Free and Equal Elections Foundation and occurring tonight in Chicago invited all Presidential candidates with a mathematical chance of winning. That includes 6 candidates this election, including Republican Mitt Romney and incumbent President Barack Obama.
Of the 6 candidates invited, Mr.’s Obama and Romney have each fearfully declined, while the other 4 Presidential nominees have energetically accepted. The candidates participating in tonight’s Chicago debate are; Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party), Jill Stein (Green Party), Virgil Goode (Constitution Party) and Rocky Anderson (Justice Party).
Taking a page from America’s primary election system, or possibly March Madness and major league sports, Free and Equal has announced that the participants of the just-scheduled second Presidential debate, to be held next week in Washington DC, will be chosen by the viewers of tonight’s first debate.
Some might argue that this debate playoff idea gives too much authority to a handful of debate viewers and that it merely transfers the power of exclusion from multi-national corporations like the establishment’s debates, to whichever special interest group can garner the most online bodies to flood Free and Equal’s vote tonight. But compared to the Commission on Presidential Debate’s exclusive, censored, uneducational debates, these all-inclusive Presidential debates sponsored by Free and Equal are a breath of fresh air and a God-send for the 42% of America’s voters that have demonstrated they want to hear about their other Presidential choices and not just the two establishment parties.
America’s iron curtain embarrassment
If any skeptic ever wanted evidence that there is a coordinated conspiracy by the establishment and the national media to deny the American people the truth about their own government, this situation is the equivalent of a smoking gun. It’s the equivalent of a sad joke that Americans must rely on Al Jazeera and Russia Today in order to watch their own Presidential debate.
While the Soviet Union’s ‘iron curtain’ existed to keep the truth from getting out, the American iron curtain is in place to keep the truth from getting in. At the same time the entire globe will be watching tonight’s US opposition Presidential debate, the American people will be desperately trying to find a TV channel to watch it on.
Why? Because the multi-national corporations that filter America’s news have ordered a nationwide black-out on the event. For readers wondering what the establishment is so afraid of, or what devastating news might be brought to the attention of the American people if these candidates are allowed to speak, they need only tune in tonight to watch.
Tonight’s first all-inclusive Presidential debate
As detailed in the September 20 edition of this column, ‘First Opposition Presidential Debate scheduled for Chicago’, the Free and Equal Elections Foundation is coordinating the first all-inclusive Presidential debate of this election season. Just as they did in 2008, Free and Equal invited every Presidential candidate with a mathematical chance of winning. Moderating tonight’s debate will be none other than Larry King, a favorite of independents and third parties.
Some might remember that it was on Larry King’s CNN show that Ross Perot first announced his Presidential bid back in 1992. Being the first and only media personality to give the independent Perot a platform to talk to the American people, King has demonstrated repeatedly throughout his career that he’s a friend of free, fair and open elections. For that reason, Larry King is a wonderful addition to this already-exciting event.
October 23, 2012 Debate Details
Who: Presidential candidates Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, Virgil Goode and Rocky Anderson
What: 2-hour Presidential debate
Where: Chicago Hilton – Chicago, Illinois
When: Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 8:00pm CST
October 30, 2012 Debate Details
Who: The top 2 candidates as chosen by viewers after the first debate
What: 90-minute debate
Where: Washington DC (exact venue TBD)
When: Tuesday, October 30, 2012.
Debate organizers explain their playoff-style debate format saying, ‘Following the initial October 23 debate, viewers can vote for the candidates online, ranking their first and second choices…Voting ends 24 hours after the end of the debate. The top two candidates with the most votes will be announced Thursday morning and will advance to the final debate on October 30.’
Voters interested in watching tonight’s Presidential debate live from Chicago’s Hilton Hotel will need to watch their cable guide. So far, the following networks have confirmed they will be airing the debate live in its entirety:
- Al Jazeera
- Russia Today
- Link TV
- Free and Equal live stream at www.freeandequal.org/live
For more information on tonight’s debate or to find out more about the Free and Equal Elections Foundation, visit FreeAndEqual.org. Or view the one-minute TV commercial promoting tonight’s debate in the video section of this article.
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