Ralph Nader, who campaigned as an Independent Presidential Candidate in 2000 and as the Green Party Presidential Candidate in 2004, announced on Thursday, 25 October he will host and moderate an additional Third-Party Presidential Debate on Sunday, 04 November. The debate, which is only open to credentialed media at this time, will take place at Busboys and Poets Restaurant in Washington D.C., and will last from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. eastern time.
Busboys and Poets is a venue in Washington, D.C. that is well known for frequent political, civic, and cultural events, and this persuaded Ralph Nader chose this location for his debate. In addition to Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein, Nader’s invitations to Constitution Party Candidate Virgil Goode and Justice Party Candidate Rocky Anderson have been accepted and confirmed.
Nader’s experience as a third-party candidate influenced the format for the debate
Ralph Nader is well aware of the censorship created by the duopoly and reinforced by the Democratic and Republican controlled Commission on Presidential Debates, and of the inexplicable limitations established and agreed upon by both the Republican and Democratic Presidential Candidates. This experience enabled him to craft unique strategies to ensure Americans would receive honest and complete answers that have not been previously scripted by the candidates behind the podium.
First, Ralph Nader will use this event to concentrate on issues the Democratic and Republican Presidential Candidates deemed too controversial to approach. In addition to the issues the major parties attempt to censor with the assistance of the mainstream media news outlets, Nader plans to use this time to highlight “major topics, redirection, and citizen empowerment”.
Usually, these are issues that have received little publicity from the mainstream media and Republican and Democratic Parties, but “reflect widespread popular interest either by way of support or opposition.”
Find further details about the event at these links
As of Monday, 29 October, Ralph Nader is still in the process of negotiating with television networks and internet websites to ensure the broadcast of his upcoming Third-Party Presidential Debate will be made available to Americans as they prepare to vote on Election Day.
For updates on this topic and other important details about this upcoming debate, please visit this link on Nader’s website. To RSVP for the debate, share the information on the debate with friends, or inform interested individuals about the participants, time, and date of this debate, please visit the Facebook event page.