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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:10 AM

Third-party candidates spar in US debate

Source: Aljazeera

Four third-party candidates, who were not invited to the presidential debates between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, have faced eachother in Chicago.

Tuesday's debate was hosted by the Free and Equal Elections Foundation, a group promoting a more open electoral process, and moderated by talk show host Larry King. The debate was broadcast by Al Jazeera and Russia Today but on no major US cable news networks.

The participants included former Salt Lake City mayor Rocky Anderson, former Virginia congressman Virgil Goode, former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson, and Green Party nominee Jill Stein, who ran against Romney in Massachusetts in 2002.

When asked about the Pentagon's budget, during the debate, all four candidates agreed that military spending should be cut. Goode was perhaps the most circumspect; the other candidates called for big cuts.

Read more: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2012/10/20121023185635673481.html

There is a 6-minute video report on the debate from Aljazeera.


You don't hear much talk of votes for third party candidates having any effect on this election even though the vote may be quite close in several states.

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JustAnotherGen Oct 2012 #1

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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:12 AM

1. This was good to see

Thanks - I had no idea this had gone on. And I tend to think that Goode's presence on the ballot in Virginia is very very GOODE!

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