Strawman poll: A poll where the questions are composed to get only the answer you’re looking for. Didn’t it seem that way when watching the conventional debates between Romney and Obama? Well, it sure did to me.
And the saddest parts of these debates were that other options were not only ignored, but in many ways, suppressed. Point in case: Jill Stein – Green Party Candidate – was arrested while daring to attend one of the debates.
According to Jill Stein.org, There are 90 million eligible voters who don’t plan on voting – enough to win the election for Stein. Almost none of those people know that Jill Stein is running; even though she’s got 85% of the ballots in US states.
One must ask why is she being suppressed? Could it be that conventional media simply will not cover any news about the other options? You be the judge, but consider this:
What if there really were other options and what if incumbent powers simply didn’t want you to know about it? You’d want to know, wouldn’t you? But rest assured there are other options.
Here is one
RT, an internet-based streaming video channel is going to stream another US presidential debate between Libertarian Party candidate Gov. Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein.
The two rather un-widely known candidates will go head-to-head and discuss foreign policy live from RT’s Washington, DC studio on Tuesday, October 30.
Voters can catch the show-down live on RT America, RT.com and on YouTube from 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time, (October 31, 1:00 a.m. — 2:30 a.m. GMT)
Here’s another one
Ralph Nader will host a Presidential Debate in DC. This debate is currently only open to credentialed media; though that may change.
What: Third Party Presidential Debate
When: Sunday, November 4, 2012
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m. EST
The Candidates: Gary Johnson (Libertarian), Jill Stein (Green), Virgil Goode (Constitution) and Rocky Anderson (Justice)
Where: At Busboys and Poets restaurant located at 2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009.
Details: Busboys and Poets is a well-known venue for frequent political, civic and cultural events.
The debate will be moderated by Ralph Nader, and will focus on subjects and issues that have largely been ignored or avoided, as they are too controversial, by the 2012 Republican and Democratic presidential candidates.
The questions and exchanges in the Obama/Romney debates have been cautiously circumscribed, predictable, scripted and repetitious.
Having experienced the challenges, obstacles and exclusions from ballots and debates as a third-party and independent presidential candidate, Mr. Nader is aware of how the conventional taboos and censorship produced by a two-party duopoly diminishes the political environment. This debate will highlight little-discussed major topics, redirections and citizen empowerments which reflect widespread popular interest, either by way of support or opposition.
Political debates should not be rationed. They should become more numerous, innovative and extend beyond the narrow routine of the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), created in 1987.
The CPD is still captured by the Republican and Democratic Parties, memorialized through a written, exclusive agreement every four years between the two candidates.
An RSVP is requested in order to attend the Busboys and Poets debate. Contact Ralph Nader at email@example.com or 202-387-8034.
There are options, guys and gals.