18 Groups Call Out CPD: Let us see contract.

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  1. enterthemadness The Triumvirate

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/27/presidential-debate-contract-secret_n_1919940.html

    I call these 18 media and watchdog groups, heroes.


     
  2. hippie_hunter The King is Back!

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    They're not heroes, they're just just ******** that the candidates that they support do not have the support necessary to be worth the time of day.
     
  3. enterthemadness The Triumvirate

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    No, they are heroes.

    1. The CPD is made of former R's and D's. They do not want a 3rd party to rise in the USA. If they did, then why did the League of Women Voters back in 1987 say they would not hoodwink the American Public by working with the CPD?

    2. The 15% rule is BS. It used to be 5% but once Perot got to debate, oh no, either in 96 or 00 it got pushed up to 15% support.

    3. Media. The MSM is own by Big Money. They do not like to be fair and balance anymore. If the MSM was Fair and Balance, then 3rd parties would get more coverage.

    4. Major Polling Companies refuse to poll 3rd parties against the main two parties on a consistent basis.

    5. 29-40% of American voters are 3rd party by way of being Independent. Where is their voice at in the debates???

    6. It tells you something that Perot has been the only 3rd party in the debates since the CPD came in power back in 1988. Why? Because he had tons of money. And sadly, it takes tons of money or I believe a monetary collapse to get a 3rd party in the debates.

    7. YWCA DROPS their sponsorship of the 2012 debates UNTIL a 3rd party can be included.

    Granted I can't find #7 anywhere on Google, but I have seen from a reliable friend this is true. And the company isn't listed on the 2012 sponsors list.
     
  4. enterthemadness The Triumvirate

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    Here, is a guy who is becoming popular online it seems...and it's because he actually tries as a journalist.


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    Very good 5 minute piece on how the CPD is horrid, via FOX 19's Reality Check. Aka the Cincinnati, Ohio FOX station.

    His channel launced this Feb and already has 15K subs and 1.9 million views.
     
  5. Baramos Registered

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    I agree with this. I think the Commission should practice a form of civic service in helping third parties get a voice in the system. We need to break out of this two party deadlock.

    Instead of worrying about the percentage meeting a certain threshold, they should just rewrite the rules so that whichever candidate of all the third parties has the highest percentage automatically gets into at least one of the three presidential debates (possibly the Town Hall style one, since it covers both foreign and domestic issues instead of one facet specifically). Just automatically have the Repubican candidate, the Democratic candidate, and whichever third-party candidate polls highest of them all. They should automatically be in one.

    THEN, if they meet the 15% threshold, that's the threshold for them to be in all THREE debates. I think that's a fair middle-ground.
     
  6. enterthemadness The Triumvirate

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    That sounds better than what we have.
     

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