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Volitzer
10-22-2008, 01:14 AM
Third Party Candidates' Debate to be held on Thursday @ 9 PM EST in Wash. DC

We have very exciting news!!!

Chuck Baldwin will have an opportunity to share his views in a debate scheduled for Thursday, October 23, at 9:00 PM ET in Washington DC.

Baldwin, along with other third party candidates will show voters they don't have to settle for the socialist policies of Obama or McCain. Chuck will detail his vision for a return to Constitutional government in a 90 minute forum that promises more substance than the sham dog and pony shows we've seen in the last two presidential debates between OCain and McBama!

This was our press release today:

WASHINGTON, DC- Rep. Ron Paul's (R-TX) choice for President is among those invited to a debate for all presidential candidates on Thursday, October 23, in Washington, D.C.

Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin ( www.Baldwin08.com) will join other third party candidates at the 90-minute forum, which is being sponsored by The Free and Equal Elections Coalition ( www.freeandequal.org).
The Third Party Presidential Candidates Debate will be held at 9 p.m. (EST) at the Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave., NW, in Washington, D.C.

A total of six presidential candidates who are on enough state ballots to be eligible to win the election have been invited to participate.

According to Ballot Access News ( www.ballot-access.org), the Constitution Party is the largest and fastest-growing third party based on voter registrations. The recent endorsement of CP candidate Chuck Baldwin by former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul has directed many of Paul's supporters to Baldwin. See Ron Paul's endorsement of Baldwin at http://www.campaignforliberty.com/blog.php?view=547 .

The 90-minute debate will focus on the issues that distinguish Chuck Baldwin from the major and minor party presidential candidates in the race: opposition to the so-called ‘bail-outs', opposition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, support for secure borders, the overturning of Roe v Wade, and a return to limited, Constitutional government.

In addition to Baldwin, the other invited candidates are Republican Party nominee John McCain, Democratic Party nominee Barack Obama, Independent Ralph Nader, the Green Party's Cynthia McKinney, and the Libertarian Party's Bob Barr.

nate4ron
10-22-2008, 07:37 AM
Where do we tune in?

i4lurker
10-23-2008, 12:18 AM
Tune in to C-SPAN 2 @ 9PM EDT tonight (Thur Oct 23, 2008)

0zzy
10-23-2008, 12:26 AM
Baldwin v Nader.
not at Columbia U.
meh.

Arctic_Slicer
10-24-2008, 01:30 AM
Overall I thought that it was a pretty great forum to learn a lot about the two candidates but I was kind of disappointed by it; I'm not quite sure if it was the format or the moderator but I feel that it could have been better. I did learn a lot about both Ralph Nader and Chuck Baldwin that I didn't know previously and it was a great opportunity to see on what positions Ralph Nader and Chuck Baldwin are different and on which ones they are similar. It is difficult to pick a "winner" but I do feel that Chuck Baldwin gave the worse performance mostly because of his failure in the health care section of the debate; he didn't have any real answers on how to deal with the health care crisis and in the end changed the subject to Wall Street. Besides Chuck Baldwin flubbing the health care section I feel that both candidates gave exceptional performances and did a great job of expressing where they stand on the issues.

My favorite part though had to be at the end though where they were talking about abortion. Chuck Baldwin gave a great speech about how we don't legalize murder because it continues to happen in the back alleys and how we don't legalize thievery because people steal in the night. I was totally agreeing with Chuck Baldwin on this issue but then Ralph Nader gave a great response that left me totally dumbfounded. Ralph Nader talked about how abortions are illegal in Romania to help repopulate the country then talked about China where abortions are forced to reduce population growth in the country; then he said in both cases this is big government enforcing policies that is causing the people to suffer. He felt that reproduction is too personal of an issue for the government to be involved in and that such decisions should be left to those the decision affects. He then pointed out that when it comes to this issue that he, Ralph Nader, was the advocate of less government while Chuck Baldwin was for more government. Like I said before I was agreeing with Chuck Baldwin and tend to take the "pro-life" side of the debate but I couldn't argue with Ralph Nader's scholarship about the failures of big government enforcement.

Anyway I think you guys should all watch it and share your opinions. You can watch a recording of the debate here at C-Span. (http://www.c-spanarchives.org/library/index.php?main_page=product_video_info&products_id=281952-1)