Livestreamed here tonight at 7:30 pm Eastern, get the rest of the debate. Free and Equal have invited each Presidential candidate on enough ballots to win the Electoral College. Due to a secret (but leaked) agreement they signed between each other, Obama and Romney are refusing to meet their opponents in this debate.
Please consider that when you go to the polls on Tuesday. Please watch the debates tonight. If you have missed the past inclusive debates you can find them archived here.
The Commission on Presidential Debates (a private corporation controlled by the Democrat and Republican Parties, funded by Annheuser Busch and run by a lobbyist for the gambling industry) negotiated a Memorandum of Understanding between the corporate parties to guarantee that their candidates would refuse to debate any other of their opponents seeking your vote in the 2012 Presidential race.
Even so, a number of organizations have organized inclusive debates designed to better server the American electorate. Democracy Now went so far as to stage a debate between the corporate party candidates and those of the emerging political parties, involving the corporate parties in spite of the CPD's deal written to keep voters in the dark on the full range of options before them. Then they did it again. Free and Equal has scheduled two final debates before the polls open Tuesday morning -- Sunday night and Monday night. Stay tuned to this site for details on how you can tune in.
As O'Donnell puts it: "Having spent my lifetime in states irrelevant to the electoral college, I have mostly voted for third party candidates for president, and I was always told I was wasting my vote. When I voted for Democrats for presidents who lost, I was never told I was wasting my vote. I have actually voted for the winner of the presidency exactly once, so please don’t try to tell me that voting for a candidate who loses is wasting a vote in a democracy. If you live in a battleground state, voting for a third party candidate can be a bit dicier."
But of course all concerned know that the Republicans will take Georgia and that a Georgia vote for either corporate party will not change the Electoral College outcome and will in fact be wasted.
Today Cheri Honkala, Green Party VP nominee said: "We need you to vote online right now to send Jill to the next Free&Equal third-party debate in Washington, D.C."
Free&Equal organized last night's debate to which they invited the Presidential Candidates who had met the criteria traditionally used by the League of Women Voters. Next week, Free&Equal will hold a follow-up debate between the two candidates who garner the most votes in an online poll, which closes at 10:30 pm Eastern this evening.
"Time is short, momentum is building and with your help we can keep our Green Presidential nominee in front of the American public in next week's debate," said Bruce Dixon, Chairman of the Georgia Green Party. Anyone with access to a browser and an email address can participate by going to: http://freeandequal.org/vote/.
Monday, Oct. 22. 8:30 p.m. – midnight ET, Democracy Now! continues the "Expanding the Debate" series with a special live broadcast of the final 2012 presidential debate. We will pause the video after the 2 major party candidates answer each question to include real-time responses from the Green Party’s Jill Stein and the Justice Party’s Rocky Anderson. Libertarian Gary Johnson declined to participate.
When the dust settles after next week’s third and final debate between US President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney, Americans will be left to choose between just two men to run the country. Unless, of course, they turn to RT.
In response to widespread blackout from both the mainstream media and political establishment alike, RT is honored to be presenting a platform for the major third-party candidates also vying for the White House this election year to debate. The event will be moderated by multi-award winning broadcast journalist Larry King and will be broadcast live from Chicago, Illinois on October 23. RT America and RT.com will offer the event live in cooperation with the debate’s organizers, the Free and Equal Elections Foundation.
Juice Rap News - Episode 16: Electile Dysfunction. It's nearing the end of 2012, and the bastion of world democracy (The United States of America) is displaying its free and open process of elections for the world to observe. As is customary every four years, the rigorous selection process has served up a number of philosopher kings and queens from which to choose. But why have so many choices when with a bit of effort you can whittle it down to two candidates and let the people pick from those? Especially when it makes for such scintillating debates. Join Juice Rap News stalwart host Robert Foster as he shares his dreams for the Presidential Debates... and then receives something of a rude awakening.
Lee Camp, a rising star comedian who opened for Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala at Monday night's NYC Rally to Occupy the CPD, released this video after Stein and Honkala's arrest at Tuesday's presidential debate in Hempstead, NY.
"A Presidential Candidate was arrested last night AT THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE. And as if that's not insane enough, it's not even news?! Is that the kind of country you want to live in?"