How Obama Boosters Delude Themselves into Accepting & Ignoring America’s Two-Party System

By: Thursday October 25, 2012 5:45 pm

A show on Al Jazeera English called “The Stream” invited me to appear to discuss third parties, supporters of third party candidates and US electoral politics in general yesterday. They did a full show on the election and how it was a close contest, highlighted the views of voters who consider Obama and Romney to be mostly similar, and noted there are people who simply say third party candidates have no chance of winning. Then, they posed the question, “By refusing to endorse Obama or Romney, could these citizens decide the next president and what would that mean?”

I appeared on the program with Michael Moschella, a founder of the New Leaders Council and also a political director for the Truman Security Project, and Jason Brennan, a professor at Georgetown University and author of “The Ethics of Voting.”

 

Kevin Gosztola Discusses Contrast Between Third Party Debate & Obama-Romney Debates on Al Jazeera English (VIDEO)

By: Wednesday October 24, 2012 9:50 am

A nonprofit, Free and Equal, committed to promoting fairness in the US electoral process, hosted a debate last night, which included third party candidates running for president. The debate, held at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago, stood in stark contrast to the Obama-Romney debates put on by the anti-democratic and corrupt Commission on Presidential Debates. I appeared on Al Jazeera English last night to share some thoughts on the presidential debate.

Two Men Incapable of Having a Foreign Policy Debate

By: Tuesday October 23, 2012 2:00 pm

One hour and a half was the time the two campaigns agreed upon for the foreign policy debate. They had a moderator, Bob Schieffer, who would ask all questions from the point of view that America is justified in whatever it does so long as it does it. When and how to do it would be the discussion, not why or whether it was legal, moral or humane.

A Political Show to Contrive Differences Between Obama, Romney on Foreign Policy

By: Monday October 22, 2012 12:15 pm

The “debate” or political show tonight put on by the anti-democratic Commission on Presidential Debates will serve a key purpose: it will help to create the illusion in Americans’ minds that there is a wide difference between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney when it comes to foreign policy.

Green Party Candidates for President, Vice President Arrested at Presidential Debate

By: Tuesday October 16, 2012 5:11 pm

Hours before Democratic presidential candidate President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney were scheduled to go on stage for the second presidential debate, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and her running mate, Cheri Honkala, were arrested outside Hofstra University.

Leaked 2012 Presidential Debates Contract: Few Critical Points Worth Raising

By: Tuesday October 16, 2012 6:00 am

A copy of the secret debate contract the campaigns for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney drew up for the 2012 presidential debates has leaked. TIME has posted it. The contract includes express limitations related to other candidates qualifying for debates, not publicly calling or participating in additional debates, not mentioning people in the audience beyond family members or not addressing questions to each or asking candidates to take pledges.

It is what should be expected from a two candidates from the two most prominent political parties in America, which wrested control of the debates from the League of Women Voters back in the 1980s. The two parties launched the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), which has conducted itself like the corrupt organization it was destined to become by working to exclude third party candidates, debate moderators and key issues/topics for decades now.

Democracy Now! ‘Expands’ the Presidential Debate (WATCH)

By: Wednesday October 3, 2012 4:40 pm

The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) is holding its first presidential debate tonight with Democratic Party presidential candidate Barack Obama and Republican Party presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Excluded from the debate will be Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, who are both on enough state ballots to win the amount of electoral votes necessary to assume the presidency.

Can the Presidential Debates Be Saved?

By: Thursday August 23, 2012 11:35 am

Historically, third-party candidates have forced those who can win to address issues of critical importance to the electorate when they would rather avoid them. It’s time for the presidential candidates to start addressing the concerns of the American people directly or make space for those with the courage to do so.

Sign our petition to the Commission on Presidential Debates and the Citizens’ Debate Commission to allow third party candidates in the upcoming presidential debates.

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