Let Gary Johnson Debate!

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    It's unscrupulous that the committee that controls the Presidential Debates consists only of Democrats and Republicans, when Independent voters should have some representation. In reality, Gary Johnson would make both Romney and Obama horrible by contrast and gain major traction if only he could gain access to the debates. Just in the interest of fair representation of qualified candidates, the debate committee should open the debates to candidates outside of the two mainstream parties. I, for one, would be extremely interested to see Johnson go against Romney and Obama. However, Johnson would need to "qualify" for the debates with a potential 15% of the electorate, as determined through pre-debate polling. If anyone asks me, I'll say I'm voting for Johnson, if only to give the guy a chance at the debates. I encourage you to do likewise.
     
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    Won't happen. The Republicans and Democrats can't risk their duopoly on electoral politics.
     
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    We can't let despair reduce us to apathy. The very lack of belief that we might succeed influences our conviction to act.
     
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    That's true. And irrelevant. Our 'conviction to act' isn't going to convince the Republocrats to voluntarily give up power. The last thing they want is someone 'outing' them as the authoritarians they are.
     
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    It's only irrelevant if we allow it to be. Cynicism betrays the hopelessness and impotence beneath it. Our belief that we COULD revolutionize the electoral vote should be our infectious impetus toward change, compelling the remainder of disenfranchised America to join us in common cause to ouster the duopoly from its principal seat of power.
     
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    And how do you propose we go about doing this?
     
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    If he deserved to be there he would be... I remember Ross Perot. He earned a place and he got it.

    He also got my vote... :eusa_hand:
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    And that's when the Republicans and Democrats got together and said, "Never again." Bipartisanship is great, ain't it?
     
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    We also ended up with that idiot BJ Clinton... Any vote for Gary Johnson is a vote for Obama.

    The only person who will lose votes to Johnson is Romney.

    Is that what you guys want???


    If I actually thought he had a chance I would vote for him, but he doesn't and I won't be a party to it.

    Please guys... reconsider what you are doing. Our republic is at stake here...
     
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