Tag Archives: Commission on Presidential Debates

Thomas Knapp: Republicans Abandon America’s ‘Bi-Partisan’ Infomercial Provider. Will We Get Real Debates Now?

On April 14, the Republican National Committee announced its withdrawal from the Commission on Presidential Debates, which has monopolized “major party” debates since 1988. The RNC, claiming bias on the CPD’s part in selecting moderators, pledged to “find newer, better debate platforms.”

While the RNC’s reasons are self-serving, this may be the most encouraging development in presidential election politics in decades.… Read more ...

The Jorgensen Insider: Issue 05

The campaign of 2020 Libertarian Party presidential nominee Jo Jorgensen sent out the following newsletter to email subscribers yesterday.  This is the fifth issue.

Text Banking in 5 Steps

by Ryan Cooper


It’s easy to text bank for Jo Jorgensen.

We’re reaching literally thousands of voters every week, letting them know about the third option on every ballot: Dr.… Read more ...

The Jorgensen Insider: Issue 03

The campaign of 2020 Libertarian Party presidential nominee Jo Jorgensen sent out the following newsletter to email subscribers last week.  This is the third issue.


by Jennifer Imhoff


The first 2020 presidential debate is tonight, September 29, 2020, at 9:15 EDT. It is no surprise that our candidate, Dr.… Read more ...

Melinda Pillsbury-Foster: The Commission for Presidential Debates is a Private Organization

Melinda Pillsbury-Foster is the executive vice president of Rebuild America and a former member of the Libertarian National Committee.  She submitted the following article for publication. 

How would you like to change America’s Political Landscape, turning it toward the free mammarket?  Read on.

The Commission for Presidential Debates is a private organization.  Read more ...

Commission on Presidential Debates Announces Social Media, Technology and Voter Education Initiatives

cpd-logoThe Commission on Presidential Debates issued a News Release earlier today regarding the various Social Media and other initiatives they have created for the (Bi-Partisan or perhaps Tri-Partisan, doubtfully Quad-Partisan and almost certainly not Quint-Partisan) Presidential Debates, the first of which is now 11 days away (Monday evening 26 September 2016).… Read more ...

ABC News/Washington Post: Johnson @ 9; Stein @ 2 percent

The latest of the CPD selected polling firm reports offers little hope for a debate invitation to any candidate other than the two old party ones, at least based on the 15 percent (apparently national) stated polling requirement.  abc-news-poll

In the past the CPD has suggested that candidates at the far low end of the margin of error for 15 percent might be invited.  … Read more ...

Polls “Very Bad News” for Third Candidate CPD Debate Invitation


Image source: Realclearpolitics.com  (edited to show only the Libertarian and Green Parties, and only from 1 June 2016 to 31 August 2016.  NOTE: Real Clear Politics is using a different set of polling data than that which will be used by the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Real Clear Politics high for Johnson was 8.9 on 21 August.  … Read more ...

Debate Sites Admonished By CPD: “Plan for a larger stage.”

three podiumsIn an article by Hadas Gold published by POLITICO earlier today titled “Clinton-Trump debate sites plan for a third podium” the venues that will host the presidential (and presumably the one vice-presidential debate) are, “drawing up plans for a three-person forum. . . .”

Those sites are: 26 September, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY; 4 October, Washington University in St.… Read more ...

Chicago Tribune Editorial Board: Let Johnson Debate

download The editorial board of The Chicago Tribune, the sixth largest newspaper in the United States based on circulation, earlier today published an editorial calling on the Commission on Presidential Debates to, “Let Libertarian Gary Johnson debate Clinton and Trump.”

The editorial begins:

“For many Americans, this presidential race is a train wreck in progress.… Read more ...

LNC Chair Sarwark FreedomFest Presentations

CAM01066 Libertarian Party National Committee Chair, Nicholas Sarwark, appeared in two sessions at FreedomFest earlier today.  First as a guest speaker for Reason Magazine’s “Election 2016: The Collapse of the Republicans and Democrats, the Rise of the Libertarian Party and the Glorious Future of American Politics,” and then as the sole presenter for “Political Economy in Diversifying your Political Investment.” … Read more ...