Should Gary Johnson be in the debates?

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Should Johnson be permitted to debate with Mitt/Barack?

  1. Yes, Americans need to know there are more than two views.

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  2. Yes, It would allow Obama and/or Romney to better defend and sell their positions

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  3. No, he poses a serious risk to Obama/Romney and I support Obama/Romney

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  4. No, This is a two party system and third parties should never be tolerated.

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    Or are the main stream candidates too weak to debate true opposition to big-government and corporatism dictating the actions of Presidents?
     
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    You can tell by my signature that I'm a Johnson supporter. Would I like to see him in the debates? Yes. Will it make a bit of difference in the outcome of the election? No.
     
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    No. For one thing, too few people care to hear what Johnson has to say. The only thing he could possibly do is waste time, just like Ron Paul did in the primary debates. Eventually anyone that wanted to hear substance just wished he'd shut up and the debate could move on to those with something to say.
     
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    I appreciate that you support Johnson, this thread is more to see if Obama/Romney supporters are afraid of him if he is given a position in the spotlight next month.
     
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    I disagree, Johnson is more liberal than Obama on social issues and more conservative than Romney on fiscal issues. I think that means he is a legitimate third voice to a debate and a people that really deserves to hear that voice. Johnson and Paul are similar, but Johnson is much more articulate and personable than Paul....and he is on the ballot in 50 states + PR, that alone makes him deserving of being int he debates to be quite honest.
     
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    for this election thats not the case Liberty, i think this is more of the republicans trying to bring it together and be a force because liberalism was on a very big wave. Johnson is okay but he can be a good guy and let this be Romneys fight to win. ITs not a parties fault if people dont want to join or hear from them, its just the way things are and PEOPLE are to blame.
     
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    I'd like to see Johnson and Stein in the debates to offer truly alternate ideas to the two corporate lackeys.
     
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    nah the MSM had it out for both paul and johnson in the primary debates...Paul friggin won Iowa, his delegates were shunned at the RNC, it's obvious there is behind the scenes factors at work to shut libertarians and libertarian leaning republicans up. The American people should not tolerate this based on principle.
     
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    to accomplish what? people arent interested in "the good guy" candidante they want the lies, they want the empty suits, this is what they want.
     
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    Everyone should be included
     

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