Who’s Afraid of an Open Debate? The Truth About the Commission on Presidential Debates
This will not be a debate.. because all of this is so tightly controlled by the candidates themselves and their managers. These things have developed over the years into what some people believe can more accurately be described as..an orchestrated news conference
The Commission on Presidential Debates is a private corporation headed by the former chairmen of the Republican and Democratic parties. The CPD is a duopoly which allows the major party candidates to draft secret agreements about debate arrangements including moderators, debate format and even participants. The result is a travesty riddled with sterile, non-contentious arguments which consistently exclude alternative voices that Americans want to hear.
Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura’s election as an independent candidate proves that opening up debates can lead to real change — something the entrenched Republican and Democratic Parties don’t want to see.
OCCUPY THE DEBATES!!! #occupythedebates