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Sometimes one is forced to wonder why third-party candidates have never been able to gain a foothold in the American election cycle. Then one sees something so mind-blowingly ridiculous that all questions are answered. Ralph Nader would like your vote for President, America. And he’s willing […]

Sometimes one is forced to wonder why third-party candidates have never been able to gain a foothold in the American election cycle. Then one sees something so mind-blowingly ridiculous that all questions are answered. Ralph Nader would like your vote for President, America. And he’s willing to confide in a parrot and dress up like a panda if he has to.

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  1. Even CNN admits they like to spotlight anything with sweet, cuddly animals. It’s too bad third party candidates have to go in this direction to get attention in these very serious times. Both McCain and Obama have all the attention because they have huge corporate sponsorship. How many of us can afford $28-31,000/plate ticket to meet the Obama in person? Mr. Nader takes no corporate monies, and will be a President that truly represents people, not greedy corporate leaders.

    But, fair, that is not what American politics is all about.
    Unless “We the People” make it change. This is what would be called “real change”.

  2. Open the debates! First one is Friday!
    I’m not a bot, I know you care about the democracy of out government, so we need to get this done. Let’s flood the email inbox and the phone lines with: Open the Debates.

    It takes 5 mins. Please help me make a difference . Below is a script but please feel free to appropriately modify it to support your candidate .

    Step one:

    Call Barack Obama at 866-675-2008.
    Hit 6 to speak with a campaign volunteer.
    Once connected, politely deliver the following message:

    Hi, my name is …

    I was wondering if Senator Obama, being a believer in equal opportunity and equal rights, could insist that Ralph Nader and other ballot qualified third party candidates be included in the upcoming Presidential debates?
    After all, Nader is on 45 state ballots.
    And he’s polling well nationwide. And he could help Senator Obama challenge the corporate Republicans.
    True, Ralph would critique Senator Obama for his corporate ties also. But isn’t that what democracy is about? Could you please leave this message for the campaign manager? Thank you.

    Step two:

    E-mail Janet Brown jb@debates.org, the executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates.

    Here’s a sample e-mail:

    Dear Janet Brown:

    Greetings. You must be busy. Preparing for the first Presidential debate this Friday. So, I won’t take much of your time. Just wanted to let you know that the American people were not born yesterday. We know the deal. Take that little private corporation that you run. Controlled by the two corporate parties. And funded by big business. For the purpose of excluding independent minded candidates. Friday, two Wall Street candidates are scheduled to be in the ring. Barack Obama and John McCain. The one candidate who represents the American people, Main Street, if you will, will be on the outside looking in. So, here’s a simple request. Drop your exclusionary restrictions. And let Ralph Nader into the debates.
    It will be good for your conscience. Good for the American people. (I believe it was The League of Women Voters that called your corporatized debates “campaign-trail charades devoid of substance, spontaneity, and honest answers to tough questions.”) And good for democracy. Let the American people have a real debate for once. Main Street vs. Wall Street.

    Thank you.

    Signed
    your name.

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