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Colorado Libertarians Message Board › Public support to allow Barr in the debates and on the ballot is growing . . .

Public support to allow Barr in the debates and on the ballot is growing . . .

Jocelyn A.
JessicaRabid
Parker, CO
Post #: 3
I'm nothing short of deliriously pleased to see national coverage and acknowledgment that our bipartisan political system is trying to enforce a monopoly on America's votes:

http://latimesblogs.l...­
http://www.swamppolit...­

And the New York Times is running a piece taking up the cause of . . . a conservative blogger?

http://opinionator.bl...­

You know what that means, they're circling up the wagons in a defensive gesture. Sometimes you can measure your success by how much the powers that be disapprove. While the NYT opinion piece itself is a bit disheartening, the comments below more than tip the scales.
A former member
Post #: 1
Mike Badnarik and Green presidential candidate David Cobb were both arrested at the debates in Oct of 04. They were armed with a court order, but the cops there told them they were trespassers, took them into custody and then sent them to different holding areas in the city and tried to prevent their campaign teams from finding them.

Badnarik was also arrested at in AZ while attempting to serve a lawsuit on the university for giving campaign contributions (to those that they invited to debate). Badnarik attempted the same action in DC at the HQ of the presidential debate commission, but security blocked his entry to the building.

"Circling the wagons"??? Seems that's been going on for some time.
A former member
Post #: 86
Dear Open Debates Supporters:

The Commission on Presidential Debates, which was created by the
Republican and Democratic parties, still refuses to make public the
contract negotiated by the Obama and McCain campaigns that will
govern our presidential debates. This lack of transparency is
unacceptable. It is time to take action.

Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) of the McCain campaign and
Representative Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) of the Obama campaign directly
negotiated the secret contract that will dictate the terms of the
upcoming presidential debates.

PLEASE CALL the offices of Sen. Graham and Rep. Emanuel and demand
that they make public the debate contract. They are elected
officials who are obligated to serve the interests of the voting
public:

Phone number of the Office of Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC):
202-224-5972
Phone number of the Office of Rahm Emanuel (D-IL): 202-225-4061

Also, PLEASE CALL the Commission on Presidential Debates and demand
that it makes public the debate contract. The Commission claims
that its mission is to “provide the best possible information to
viewers and listeners.” Hold them accountable to their mission.

Phone number of the Commission on Presidential Debates: 202-872-1020

Please let us know what happens.

Open Debates is teaming up with nine other pro-democracy
organizations to issue the following press release today demanding
the release of the debate contract:
http://www.opendebate...­

Additionally, you can hear Open Debates Executive Director George
Farah on the radio show “CounterSpin” at the following link:
http://www.fair.org/i...­

Thank you for all your support!

-- Open Debates Team
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