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    Re: should the rules be changed to make it easier for one or more candidate into the

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    No. As the number of candidates increase, the amount of time each one can speak is reduced. There is no point to a debate if there are 31 candidates who each have 6 seconds per answer.
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    There were 14 candidates for president in 2012.

    This would allow only 8 1/2 minutes - including moderator time - per candidate for a TWO HOUR debate.

    The claim of wanting more candidates allowed in debates sounds nice, but what it really would mean is the debates would be pointless.
    Why such drama???? Who said they want 31 candidates in a debate?

    As it is....the "debates" are pointless already.
    So again - your position is part of the problem, not part of the solution.
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    Re: should the rules be changed to make it easier for one or more candidate into the

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    false... I have evidence and I have provided it before.... you simply ignored it, as is your norm.

    I'm not the one living in ignorance , believing there are no rules/laws that negatively affect only 3rd parties and benefit only the 2 major parties.... that would be you and the other extreme party loyalists who hate the thought of competition.
    If that is true - one would think it would be very very very easy for you to simply link to it. Perhaps what you think you presented did not at all live up to the billing or its description.
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    Re: should the rules be changed to make it easier for one or more candidate into the

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    It is your job to present evidence for your claims when you make an argument. Not mine.
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    Re: should the rules be changed to make it easier for one or more candidate into the

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    What I am saying is that the American people have shown no interest in the current crop of third parties and have shown no interest in changing the rules to benefit them.
    That's the whole point. Third party candidates are deliberately marginalized by the establishment, Americans don't get to hear and see them. That's the reason for a need to change the rules, get these people in the open, let Americans actually hear them.
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    Re: should the rules be changed to make it easier for one or more candidate into the

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    No. As the number of candidates increase, the amount of time each one can speak is reduced. There is no point to a debate if there are 31 candidates who each have 6 seconds per answer.
    Hold more debates, hold longer debates.
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    Re: should the rules be changed to make it easier for one or more candidate into the

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    There were 14 candidates for president in 2012.

    This would allow only 8 1/2 minutes - including moderator time - per candidate for a TWO HOUR debate.

    The claim of wanting more candidates allowed in debates sounds nice, but what it really would mean is the debates would be pointless.
    The point being, all fourteen were establishment candidates.
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    Re: should the rules be changed to make it easier for one or more candidate into the

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Why such drama???? Who said they want 31 candidates in a debate?

    As it is....the "debates" are pointless already.
    So again - your position is part of the problem, not part of the solution.
    There were 14 candidates for President in 2012. Which ones then would you discriminate against if the debate goes beyond the major party candidates?

    There should be a threshold of so many percentage points in a legitimate poll to be included in the debate AND on the ballot in enough states to potentially be elected. If merely being a legal candidate on the ballot assured national television time there would likely be hundreds or even thousands of independent candidates.

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    Re: should the rules be changed to make it easier for one or more candidate into the

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    The point being, all fourteen were establishment candidates.
    No, they were not.

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    Re: should the rules be changed to make it easier for one or more candidate into the

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    There were 14 candidates for President in 2012. Which ones then would you discriminate against if the debate goes beyond the major party candidates?

    There should be a threshold of so many percentage points in a legitimate poll to be included in the debate AND on the ballot in enough states to potentially be elected. If merely being a legal candidate on the ballot assured national television time there would likely be hundreds or even thousands of independent candidates.
    How do you figure 14???

    The choices were Obama and Romney. That's it. Two people.

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    Re: should the rules be changed to make it easier for one or more candidate into the

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    No, they were not.
    I guess I missed them then. Could you please list all the third party candidates that participated in the 2012 debates?
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