Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Equal time

Libertarian candidate for president, Bob Barr wants to be invited to the presidential debates. I think they should let him participate.

Even though he has no perceivable chance of winning, the pubic deserves an opportunity to hear from a third choice. In fact any candidate that can get on the ballot in all the states should be given equal air time to make their case. If we had a Fairness Doctrine, they would get it.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Ah, the fairness doctrine. Of course if you're one of those self styled conservatives who think fairness is an intrusion on the liberties of News Corp and CNN will scoff, but Ron Paul and Ross Perot served us all well by keeping the major league blowhards honest in previous debates.

Someone with no real chance can afford to be honest and the "real candidates" don't dare say anything substantive.

8:57:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Exactly. But they won't let them speak. As the article pointed out, they learned their lesson with Perot. He did way too well when given the podium.

9:20:00 AM  

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