3rd Party Candidates arrested at Presidential Debate


The candidates, Michael Badnarik of the Libertarian Party and David Cobb of the Green Party, chose civil disobedience to fight the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD).

On October 8th at 9PM, two third party candidates were arrested for attempting to enter the Washington University complex holding the second presidential debate. The candidates, Michael Badnarik of the Libertarian Party and David Cobb of the Green Party, chose civil disobedience to fight the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). Over half of Americans believe third party candidates should be included, yet politicians continue to funnel public funds into the bi-partisan Commission. S.W.A.T. teams were used to deny the will of the American people while mainstream media ignored this historic event, a shameless suppression of political diversity.

While I am not too big on following these two parties, especially the green party, I thought this was worth posting. I think this would have made the debates a lot more interesting had things included these two parties. Personally I think I have strong libertarian leanings but I do see voting for a presidential candidate of a 'third party' as a waste of a vote.

Still interesting to see what is happening 'off the beaten path' so to speak

Posted: Sat - October 9, 2004 at 09:44 PM           |


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