The corporations and the two traditional political parties haven’t been paying attention to the will of the people for years; and they’ve been rigging the debates so that candidates that earn a spot on the ballot at the grass roots level instead of catering to the will of the corporate campaign contributors can’t get any coverage in the media or participate in the high profile debates. A coalition of citizen’s activists is gathering signature to increase the awareness of this and put an end to it so that the public can get better information before making their final decision about who to vote for.
The Commission on Presidential Debates has been rigging them for over two decades since the League of Women voters stopped sponsoring them when they said the following.
There are still some debates that have been open to sincere candidates but the traditional candidates refuse to participate in them and the corporate press refuses to report on them. One of these debates has been posted here on Open Salon by Michael Kwiatkowski so people can find out what the sincere candidates have to say even if they don’t allow the sincere candidates to debate but it is also important to inform everyone possible about how corrupt the debate system is and reform it.
We should no longer allow the corporations to have total control over who is considered “viable.”
The only ones they approve of are those that let them get away with just about anything they want to.
An example of just one of the issues that is being ignored or distorted by both candidates is the strike by teachers in Chicago due largely to the attempts to privatize education for lower and middle class children. The Romney campaign attempted to demonize the teachers and the Obama campaign is trying to avoid discussion of it.
If the teachers are as bad as the Romney campaign and Rahm Emanuel make them out to be then they shouldn’t let these teachers near the children; if on the other hand they’re worth keeping then they should negotiate with them and stand up for the children, parents and teachers not the corporations that are trying to take over the schools!
One of the sincere candidates that they’re trying to shut out of the debates is Jill stein and unlike the “viable” candidates under the control of the corporations she is willing to meet with and support the teachers!