Take Presidential Debates away from the private corporation

Discussion in 'Politics' started by merrill, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. merrill
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    Open up the Presidential debates!

    Right now, they are limited to the candidates from the two corporate parties.

    The debates are controlled by the so-called Commission on Presidential Debates, a private corporation which was created by the Democratic and Republican Parties in 1987.

    Debate sponsors have included Anheuser-Busch, Phillip Morris, Ford Motor Co., Yahoo Inc., 3Com, among other companies who gave soft money to the two parties’ national committees.

    In 2000, some in the press dubbed the debates as the “Anheuser-Bush-Gore” debates.

    Presidential Debates -- Ralph Nader for President in 2008
     
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    So, who should fund the debates? Taxpayers? Sorry, not this one, thanks.
     

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