I just sent the below text to all of these individuals or parties and hope to receive positive responses. What do you think? Is a debate between Dennis Kucinich, Ron Paul, Ralph Nader, Bob Barr and the Green Party candidate a good idea? Would you watch such a debate?
Hello Mr. Barr, Green Party Candidate, Mr. Nader, Mr. Paul, and Mr. Kucinich,
I’ve watched some of the mainstream debates on TV but felt they were simply too slanted towards certain candidates and too moderated to truly be called a debate.
An event where you debate Ralph Nader, Dennis Kucinich, Ron Paul, Bob Barr and the Green Party candidate would provide a truly rational and balanced discussion of how to best shape America going forward. The debate would also draw a lot of attention to 3rd party candidates and hopefully sway more Americans to avoid voting for the Democrats or Republicans.
I’m sending this short e-mail to all of you to gauge your interest in such a debate. If all parties are interested I will start an open-source non-profit organization to raise funds for, market and host the debate.
I truly feel such a debate could be the best in American history and hope you do too.
If all these candidates are interested, I’ll try wicked hard to make it a reality as it’ll give underrepresented political candidates a fair, open, and public forum to discuss their stances and ideas.
What about you? What’s your take on this hypothetical debate? Who do you think would win?
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Personally, I’m a Ron Paul nut. He’s got tons of experience and is incredibly intelligent. He stands on his morals and I think he would be the best candidate out of that group. That being said, they need to work together and not against each other. If ever there is progress to be made, they have to band together.
Ron Paul is great though he too has some flaws, no one candidate is perfect. The great part about Mr. Paul is if he truly allows a return to state’s rights would allow the local community to grow and America would become more unique and diverse.
I’d love to see a Paul-Kucinich ticket emerge to help build up good social programs (free public health care and free good education). I’m still not sure who I’ll vote for, just that I won’t vote for McCain or Obama.
Alan Keyes would win. But even YOU didn’t think to invite him to the hypothetical party.
Good point Pat. I actually did consider adding Keyes and the other candidates wikipedia listed but a debate can quickly turn into a free for all that has too many debaters and not enough time spend focusing on issues.
Perhaps a tournament debate system can be created to pick out the 4-6 best 3rd party and independent candidates and then have a final debate among those 4-6 candidates?
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Alan Keyes. LMAO, wasn’t he last seen in Borat? Keyes is a terrible joke and a caricature of himself 20 years ago.
Yeah, I suppose you’re right Jay. When you really look at it, all the candidates are somewhat of a joke. First off, one person simply will not have that much of an effect on the nation. Anyone even slightly versed in leadership theory knows that it takes a group to affect real change. Second, who do these people think they are being all high and mighty thinking they’re better than us? Third, the congressional elections are way, way more important, the presidential elections are just glorified popularity contests nowadays.
Ralph Nader and Chuck Baldwin had a debate recently, and it was everything that the Obama/McCain debates should have been!
No jabs at each other, and all they talked about was the issues.
Do you have video of that debate??
I agree Frye, the Nader-Baldwin debates were great and discussed issues not petty points. At this point though I’m fairly convinced the mainstream debates are the way they are to emulate two fighters taking jabs at each other without either one delivering the knockout punch. It helps both parties to ensure that both parties are above any third party.
Matt, I don’t have a video of it but did live blog the debate over at Proletariat Power. Also, if you do a search at cspan.com for Nader the debate video is listed, but it’s in real player format…
I think mickey Mouse should be president!!