Free and Equal, the group that originally planned to have an alternative Presidential debate in New York City on October 19, has now confirmed Ralph Nader and Chuck Baldwin for a debate on October 23 in DC.
Contact: Christina Tobin, 312-320-4101
This morning, Christina Tobin, Director of Free and Equal, announced an Independent/Third Party Presidential Debate, which will take place on Thursday evening at 9:00pm EST on October 23 in Washington DC at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel.
UPDATE @ 1706 Central Time
We received another call from Christopher Thrasher, quoted in the story below. There will not be a debate at Columbia University, and he is no longer with Free and Equal. He will be releasing a statement and providing details later.
The proposed Baldwin-McKinney-Nader debate that had been planned for Sunday evening, October 19, is very unlikely to happen. It seems that none of the candidates who were originally invited (including Bob Barr, and on a theoretical basis, the major party nominees) had really committed and really wanted to participate.
The hours are ticking down if you want to pledge your support to Thirdpartyticket.com. If 10,000 pledges are made by October 10th, the same man who planned the Ron Paul moneybombs will host a debate for all candidates for president on enough ballots to win the Electoral College. Right now there are just over 8,800 pledges.… Read more ...
An Alternative Presidential Candidates’ Debate will be held in Nashville from 7 to 9 pm (central time) on October 6th, one day prior to the McCain-Obama debate in Nashville. The debate is open to all third party candidates for President in the United States as well as the major party nominees.
Trevor Lyman’s http://thirdpartyticket.com has released this new video. ThirdPartyTicket now has over 30,00 visitors and almost 7,500 pledges out of 10,000 needed to stage a more inclusive Presidential debate in New York City. They are trying to collect the remaining pledges by November 8. Lyman previously staged “money” bombs which collected $6 million and $4 million for Ron Paul per day.… Read more ...
The founder and executive director of Open Debates – a sponsor of Thirdpartyticket.com‘s debate – and author of “No Debate: How the Republican and Democratic Parties Secretly Control the Presidential Debates” was interviewed by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! today. You can watch the interview, or read the transcript, at Democracy Now!’s… Read more ...
The third party presidential candidates are escalating their campaigns to fight exclusion and garner mainstream attention. A common thread within these candidates is their opposition to the Wall Street bailout package.
Ralph Nader, Independent candidate, has been particularly busy. Before the debate, supporters were encouraged to â€œhackâ€ the debate with online comments questioning Naderâ€™s exclusion.
Dear Baldwin Supporter, Did watching the first Â Obama/ McCain presidential debate leave you wonderingÂ how Americans could possibly choose either one of these die-hard socialists?
If you’re like millions of Americans who realize ‘the fix is in’ on limiting the debates to the 2 evils we’re told we have to choose between…well, now’s your chance to force the issue andÂ tell mainstream media: ‘Your monopoly has just been broken… our candidate will get to debate and here’s how: http://www.thirdpartyticket.com/