Tag Archives: Presidential Debates

Libertarian Party: CPD decides to make their first debates irrelevant


For Immediate Release

Friday, September 16, 2016

Libertarian Party: CPD decides to make their first debates irrelevant

Libertarian National Committee Chair, Nicholas Sarwark, released this statement today:

In spite of polls showing that 54-76 percent of voters want Libertarian Gov. Gary Johnson included in debates, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced that it will not include Johnson in the September 26 debate, nor will it include Gov.

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BREAKING: Gary Johnson Will Not Be Included in Presidential Debates

Liberty Viral, September 16th, 2016:

It has been announced by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) that Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and their running mates are the only candidates who will participate in the first debates, excluding Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and Green party candidate Jill Stein.

The commission required that candidates register an average of 15 percent support in five recent polls selected by the CPD, and neither candidate achieved these thresholds.… Read more ...

Reason: New 7% Showing in CNN Poll Almost Certainly Dooms Gary Johnson’s Debate Chances


By Matt Welch, Reason.com, September 6th, 2016:

CNN/ORC this morning came out with its first national presidential poll in more than month, and the results are terrible for Gary Johnson’s fading hopes of getting into this fall’s presidential debates. The Libertarian nominee pulled just 7 percent in the survey, down from 9 percent in the same poll at the end of July, and 13 percent—his highest-ever showing nationwide—two weeks prior to that.

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Darryl W. Perry: The “dire consequences” of debate criteria that are “too high”


Darryl W. Perry is an anarchist writer, radio talk show host and political activist who ran for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Perry presently serves as the vice-chair of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire. He published the following on FPP.cc yesterday:

It seems the 2016 Presidential election cycle will never end, however it’s only a couple of months away and the general election debates are fast approaching.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: Number of Debate Podiums Not Known


For Immediate Release
Monday, September 5, 2016

Number of Debate Podiums Not Known

Libertarian Party Demands Fox New Cease and Desist

Alexandria The Libertarian Party releases this statement from Libertarian National Committee Political Director, Carla Howell:

“It has come to our attention that Fox News is running misleading ads for the first presidential debate scheduled for September 26, which show just two participants: Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Debate During 9/16/15 Republican Party Debate


While the televised debate between Republican Party candidates was aired on September 16, 2015, Libertarian Party presidential candidates including Keenan Wallace Dunham, Marc Alan Feldman, Cecil Anthony Ince, Steve Kerbel, and Darryl W. Perry debated in an online format hosted by the Libertarian Party of California UNCENSORED Facebook group and Libertarian Party of California Chairman Ted Brown.… Read more ...

Nov 4th Prez Debate in DC (and info for Nov 5th Debate)

Free & Equal Presidential Debate link – here –  scheduled for TONIGHT, Monday, November 5th at 9pm EST

Re: Nov 4th Debate in DC:
At onthewilderside, Ian Wilder has produced and posted exclusive interviews with 4 presidential candidates and moderator Ralph Nader.

Taped at the 11/4/12 third party debate moderated by Ralph Nader at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC, The candidates from four political parties – Gary Johnson (Libertarian), Jill Stein (Green), Virgil Goode (Constitution) and Rocky Anderson (Justice) met for a two-hour debate

Videos include:

Ralph Nader on How to Improve the Debate Process

Jill Stein on What is a Wasted Vote

Gary Johnson on Media Blackout of Non-corporate Candidates

Rocky Anderson on Needed Changes to Election System

Constitution Party presidential candidate Virgil Goode on Needed Changes to Election System

Photos of the DC event at onthewilderside Flickr:
Nader Presidential Debate photo gallery


Info on the upcoming, November 5th Free & Equal Debate:

Monday: November 5th
Free & Equal Debate

9pm to 10:30pm EST

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Presidential Debate Schedule for activists, occupiers, third party candidates, and independents

Presidential Debate round-up, reposted from onthewilderside.com:

Wednesday, October 3rd:
– Regular, duopoly debate will occur in Colorado
Occupy The Debates March at 5:30
– Occupy The Debates “Afterrally Party” at 9:30
– Third party candidates Jill Stein and Rocky Anderson will appear on
Democracy Now! 8:30 to 11:30. Real-time debate coverage and third party response

Tuesday, October 11th:
-Regular, duopoly debate in Kentucky

Tuesday, October 16th:
-Regular, duopoly debate in Long Island, New York
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Lee Wrights: On the Road to ‘Stop All War’

BURNET, Texas (Feb.  8) – R. Lee Wrights will take part in the first debate scheduled to include all six of the major candidates for the Libertarian presidential nomination. The debate is set for Saturday, February 11, at 3 p.m. during the Florida LP State Convention in Orlando.

Expected participants are former Texas LP chair Roger Gary, Kiowa Nation member and Afghan war veteran R.J.… Read more ...

Video From Texas Presidential ‘Job Interview’

“I want to be your next president so I can leave you alone.” – R. Lee Wrights

Kudos to the Harris County (Texas) Libertarian Party and Guy McClendon for organizing the latest Libertarian presidential debate, or as Lee Wrights likes to describes these events, the Libertarian presidential job interview. Here is the video.… Read more ...

Jeremy Young analyzes Illinois Libertarian presidential debate

By Jeremy Young

From comments on a prior IPR post. The debate can be viewed at http://rjharris2012.com/:

Instead of finishing what I was supposed to be doing tonight, I went ahead and watched this entire debate. Here are my thoughts on what I saw and heard. Interested readers should know that I’m a supporter of third parties but not a Libertarian, so my interest here is to have the strongest possible Libertarian win the Presidential nomination.… Read more ...