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#1 Old 10-10-2004, 09:11 PM
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Badnarik, Cobb Arrested at Presidential Debates

(Yeah, I know it's WorldNetDaily, but absolutely no mainstream media are carrying this story, except for a tiny blurb hidden in an AP article.)

Two third-party presidential candidates were arrested at the presidential debate in St. Louis when they tried to serve the debate commission with a show cause order.

Michael Badnarik of the Libertarian Party and David Cobb of the Green Party were protesting their exclusion from the debate between President Bush and Democratic Party nominee John Kerry.

Just as the debate began, the two candidates purposely crossed a police barricade and were arrested.

The debate took place at Washington University. The campus was alive with protesters and backers of both major-party candidates.

Protesters had no direct path to the school's athletic complex, which was converted into a red-white-and-blue television studio for the 90-minute debate between Bush and his Democratic rival.

Cobb said his purpose was "to expose the undemocratic nature of these debates, this election and our government. These are not debates, these are infomercials."
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#2 Old 10-11-2004, 04:28 AM
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I would like to see more participants in these debates.
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#3 Old 10-11-2004, 07:42 AM
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People like this, Badnarik, Nader, Cobb, they're the real heros in modern day America. The Republicrats know that, eventually, they're going to lose.
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Hehe, that reminds me of the party I voted for last election. They were excluded from the major debates (having lost quite a lot of seats during the previous elections), but they somehow managed to buy up all the commercial time around one such debate and spoke out against it.

"Just now, the other parties have had 90 minutes of free airtime. We had to pay dearly for hours.. etc."
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#5 Old 10-12-2004, 12:40 AM
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Well, that was quite funny indeed. But I didn't like to see Thom de Graaf all the time . I think he's rather irritating . But of course that's not so important. More important is the fact that D66 (the party in question) is making a mess of our welfare-state now .
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