Americans deserve better than the status quo presidential debates
Libertarian National Committee representative and Riverside County, California Supervisor Jeff Hewitt had the following opinion piece on last week’s presidential debate printed in two of southern California’s largest daily newspapers, the Press-Enterprise and Orange County Register on October 10, 2020:
After finally watching the first presidential debate in its entirety, I came to the conclusion that this country has allowed its political system to devolve into something more farcical than a WWE wrestling match.
Most of the debate reminded me of the movie “Grumpy Old Men.” It was akin to neighbors in a retirement community arguing over the length of grass in the front yard.
How this addresses any real concern of the people who make up the voting public is beyond me. How we got here a lesson in conflict of interest.
The Commission on Presidential Debates was established in 1987 under the joint sponsorship of the Democratic and Republican parties.
I believe each party would exclude the other if they had not realized early on that “it takes two to tango.”
Having this group dictate the rules for inclusion of any debate is like having the fox guard the hen house. To allow any “third party” to participate in a debate they require that ticket to be polling at least 15 percent in at least 3 of 7 different national polls leading up to the debates. That might not be too biased if it weren’t fo
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