Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A More Interesting Debate

Image credit: Vast Left Wing Conspiracy

There's something rather interesting happening regarding the presidential debates tomorrow that I feel I should pass along. Democracy Now! will be holding a sort of electronic alternative debate for progressive candidates the same evening:

As President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney square off in the first presidential debate in Denver on October 3, Democracy Now! will broadcast live from Denver with a special expanded presidential debate from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. ET. We will air the debate, pausing after questions to include equal time responses from two presidential contenders who were shut out of the official debate: Jill Stein of the Green Party and Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party.

Third Party Candidates to Join in Real Time on Democracy Now!’s Live Coverage of First Pres. Debate

While it's a bit disappointing that Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate for President, will not be part of the debate, it's still more likely to be interesting than the pat nonsense the major party candidates will be spouting. Stein and Anderson have principles, and are running to make them known. I'd rather listen to that. That's why I'm disappointed that Johnson won't be there. I'd rather listen to a principled discussion of issues, even if that includes someone with whom I disagree.

If you feel that way, check out the Democracy Now! website for a link to the feed. Since it's billed as being part of their debate coverage, my guess is that it will be part of their regular stream program.

(h/t Joyce Arnold for pointing this out.)

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