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Police arrest US presidential candidate Jill Stein at debate site

Police arrested Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein and her running mate, Cheri Honkala, after they tried to enter the site of tonight’s presidential debate at the Hofstra University.

The two were protesting against the exclusion of all but the two major political parties from taking part in the debate.

“Jill Stein, Cheri Honkala arrested, call tonight's #debate a "mockumentary",” said a tweet posted on her account.

The presidential candidate and her vice-presidential nominee were arrested by local police when they tried to enter the grounds of Hofstra University, in Hempstead, New York, Stein's campaign website says. The women are currently still in police custody.

A video posted on YouTube shows police officers ushering Stein and Honkala away after they apparently tried to stage a sit-in.
These debates are a joke. Why not include Gary Johnson and Jill Stein? Oh, that's right, because our owners only want Obamney to win. Do you really think you have a choice?
 

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Not that this will change anything, but bringing any amount of attention to this ongoing issue is a step in the right direction.
 

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Give a realistic alternative to who gets in and who does not.

I don't think anyone wants 50 candidates.
One of the big gripes about primary debates is that there are too many candidates, particularly many who do not even have a chance at winning - and that is with less than 7 or so candidates.
 

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Give a realistic alternative to who gets in and who does not.

I don't think anyone wants 50 candidates.
One of the big gripes about primary debates is that there are too many candidates, particularly many who do not even have a chance at winning - and that is with less than 7 or so candidates.
How about anyone who has a mathematical chance at winning...

Also, you do have a choice. You can vote for Johnson or Stein.
 

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How about if you are on the ballot in over half the states.
Two problems with that
1. You have a relatively easily obtainable goal for tens of thousands, if not millions, of people can achieve. At this point there is no reason to do so, or very little reason. But you add three or four nights to appear before 40+ million people- a lot of people will meet those qualifications.

2. You open it to "pawn" planting by operatives/supporters of major party candidates. It would be crazy.
 

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How about Party primaries must end by March 15. National popular vote of all party's candidates (with minimum states where they are on the ballot) in late May/early June and top 3 invited to all depates and on national run-off election. No doubt the two parties dominate as they have been, but make it realistic for one other party per election to get the voice and coverage that can build credibility towards getting elected in the long run, and the Dems and GOP can have their Summer conventions anyway as rah rah puff crap they always have been.


Seriously, though, if billionaires can't buy a seat at the table for more than a blip, there's no way the entrenched parties are ever ousted via a presidential election.

Now, if you could spend a decade or two building a sizeable chunk of Congress that became power brokers in the House or Senate between the other parties, that might work. It's just no third party has had seats there, much less something like a 20-30 seat minority that could make a difference. They all swing for the big office when they'd really need to build up to it.
 

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Anyone can debate anyone who will debate them. You can do it live on PPV if you so desire and are capable of garnering the funds and interest.

Youtube is free. You can debate a frog then have a milkshake spitting contest and it is accessible to most of the world.

What you can't do, is get to speak personally with the President of the United States simply because you really really really want to run for president.
 

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Gary Johnson and Jill Stein probably would have answered the questions asked. A lot of people would not have liked some of their answers ("You can't handle the truth!"), but the debates would have been better with them.
 

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