Saturday, October 09, 2004

Beauty Contest Limits Participants

Presidential candidates Michael Badnarik (Libertarian) and David Cobb (Green) were arrested last night when attempting to join Bush and Kerry in the presidential debate in St. Louis. Badnarik was carrying an Arizona State Court order claiming that the debate denied his party equal protection under the law, but an Arizona court order doesn't carry much weight in Missouri.

The most interesting part of the story though is that NONE of the mainstream media or wire services carried the story. This casts serious doubts on the country's interest and/or ability to allow third party candidates into the process, and tends to support Cobb's statement, "These are not debates, these are infomercials."


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