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Old 02-27-2008, 10:18 PM   #1
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The LIbertarian Candidate Never on the Debates

The Libertarain candidate for president has been on all the state ballets for decades, but they have been banned from all the TV debates.


Ever wonder why??????
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Re: The LIbertarian Candidate Never on the Debates

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Ever wonder why??????
Because they don't make a strong enough stand on real milk and cigarettes?

Or, more likely, it's because they never get more than minimal support, meaning that they aren't seen as serious presidential candidates. There's lots of those kinds of candidates out there too.
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They never learn how to bump their old threads
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Or, more likely, it's because they never get more than minimal support, meaning that they aren't seen as serious presidential candidates. There's lots of those kinds of candidates out there too.
Yup.

Sometimes it really is just pragmatism, not conspiracy.
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Take note to those of you reading this thread, that the replies so far have avoided the specific question.
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That's funny coming from you...

But no, the responses haven't avoided the question, in fact melon nailed it.
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They have been banned from the debates for the same reason that the crazy guy on the street corner preaching about the NWO and Armgaeddon can't get in the debates. There is not NEAR enough support. They aren't going to let just anybody in.

This is not a secretive conspiracy. It's as transparent as you could hope for. The Libertarians are at odds with the vast majority of Americans because they live in a fantasy land. Call me when they can draw anything within the universe of 10% of the general popular vote.

Let's look at Ron Paul, he's running on a Libertarian platform in one of the mainstream majority parites and he can't even crack the top 5. A conservative party, in a VERY weak field. Be serious.

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the iron horse is right, you all have ignored that the Libertarians are on every state ballet, yet they are on no TV debate.
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They have been banned from the debates for the same reason that the crazy guy on the street corner preaching about the NWO and Armgaeddon can't get in the debates. There is not NEAR enough support. They aren't going to let just anybody in.

This is not a secretive conspiracy. It's as transparent as you could hope for. The Libertarians are at odds with the vast majority of Americans because they live in a fantasy land. Call me when they can draw anything within the universe of 10% of the general popular vote.

Let's look at Ron Paul, he's running on a Libertarian platform in one of the mainstream majority parites and he can't even crack the top 5. A conservative party, in a VERY weak field. Be serious.

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Do you really think it's about the libertarians being a bunch of kooks? I'd wager it's more about maintaining the status quo, and the Reps & Dems not wanting to let anyone else into the club, be they libertarians or whatever...in a 2 horse race the last thing those 2 horses want is more horses.
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Thanks Vincent Vega and CTU2fan,

"the Libertarians are on every state ballet, yet they are on no TV debate."

"I'd wager it's more about maintaining the status quo, and the Reps & Dems not wanting to let anyone else into the club, be they libertarians or whatever..."




"Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media."

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Other countries have managed to get third parties that are legitimate.

Libertarians are not legitimate. We Americans are waiting for someone who is.
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phillyfan26,

"Libertarians are not legitimate."


Can you post some facts or reasons why you think that is a legitimate statement?


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As Melon has posted before, the American Libertarian party has very alienating stances on many issues.
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As Melon has posted before, the American Libertarian party has very alienating stances on many issues.
Melon or you,

Melon said this: Because they don't make a strong enough stand on real milk and cigarettes?

Do you think Melon knows what the Libertarian Party is about?

I'm just asking, in a friendly way, what are these alienating stances that you see from the Libertarian Party?
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Do you really think it's about the libertarians being a bunch of kooks? I'd wager it's more about maintaining the status quo,
It's about actual support.

I agree with true libertarians on several issues but the Libertarian party as we know it, is on the fringes.
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