Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Open up the Debates!

It’s “a rigged system designed entirely to protect and perpetuate the two-party duopoly,” charges Johnson lieutenant Ron Nielson. Nielson is biased, of course, but he’s not wrong. The major party organizations created the CPD — its first co-chairs were the chairmen of the Republican and Democratic parties — in order to seize control of the debates from the independent League of Women Voters. The scam worked: The League pulled out in 1988, decrying “a fraud on the American voter.

I think there should be at least two "third party" candidates in the debates. At least the first few. Even if they don't win they can at least force discussion of some issues that the big two seem to ignore...