The third party candidate for president, Libertarian Gov. Gary Johnson, was deliberately excluded from the first presidential debate. He requested to be there but was rejected.
Johnson is the only other nominee qualified to be on the ballot in all 50 states. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have “strongly unfavorable” ratings in all polls, worse than any nominee in the past 10 presidential cycles. A large percentage of voters still say they want to consider voting for someone else.
The winners of the debate were the media who made money on it. The losers were the people who did not get to hear from all the candidates.
This is especially regrettable because American voters are the ones responsible for hiring the president, not the politicians.
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Intentionally silencing nominees chosen by the people stifles democracy and blocks fairness in elections. Thank goodness for the internet. If you want to hear the nominees they didn’t want you to hear, go to the Libertarian Party website, lp.org, and listen to Governors Gary Johnson and Bill Weld on video.
You will learn more in two minutes listening to these esteemed governors than you did while viewing 90 minutes of hot air debate.
Jane Kenny, Bluffton