Anybody have cable who's planning to watch this able to have people over? If you can tape it, I'd also be willing to pay $10 for a tape. According to a message just posted to the Badnarik list, C-SPAN now lists the broadcast time for the debate as 10:34 a.m. (Pacific Time).
Yours in liberty,
<<< Starchild >>>
Sent: Saturday, September 04, 2004 9:20 AM
Subject: LIBERTARIANS VS. GREEN PARTY DEBATE -- C-SPAN
Let your members know--Lawrence Samuels
C-SPAN DEBATE BETWEEN
LIBERTARIAN PARTY AND THE GREEN PARTY
U.S. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES
MON., SEPT. 6 AT 10:00 AM PACIFIC TIME
According to a posting at http://www.c-span.org, C-SPAN will cover the debate
between Green Party Presidential Nominee David Cobb and Libertarian Party
Presidential Nominee Michael Badnarik on C-SPAN at 1pm ET Monday, September 6.
This is the debate which was held in New York City during the Republican
Please pass this message around to encourage your friends to watch this debate -
as it is clearly in sharp contrast to anything one will find in the produced and
scripted debates between Bush and Kerry. It is up to you to help make the voice
of freedom heard.
Also, on Sunday, September 5, at 7:45 AM EST The program Washington Journal
hosts Janet Brown, Executive Director, Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD),
for live call-in on C-SPAN.
Ms. Brown will talk by video link from Boston about the status and history of
presidential debates. She will respond to telephone calls, faxes, and electronic
mail from viewers.
The telephone numbers to call to find out why Badnarik is not being allowed in
the debates are:
Washington Journal: Democrats (202) 585-3881
Washington Journal: Republicans (202) 585-3880
Washington Journal: Others (202) 585-3882
According to a recent Rasmussen poll, 68% of Americans want Michael in the
debates - including 67% of Republicans and 64% of Democrats - but not Ms. Brown,
the CPD, George Bush, or John Kerry.
Please don't forget to challenge the CPD on Sunday morning as to why they don't
care about open debates, or even the will of the American people.
Finally, the Badnarik campaign footed the lion's share of the bill for the
debate in NYC, as the Cobb campaign simply did not have enough financial
resources to cover the expenses. To be clear, the Badnarik campaign was more
than willing to help out our third-party brothers.
Several Green Party members were more than generous and slipped a few dollars
into my jacket pocket to help defray the cost.
However, it was costly to fly several of us to New York, pay for the building,
and cover the other incidental costs for the debate. Your contribution to help
cover these expenses is vital for us to continue being able to hold televised
presidential debates. Please contribute now by simply clicking
Then you might wish to pass this message to a few of your Green Party friends to
see if they might consider making a small one time donation at
https://badnarik.org/ to help pay for the expenses related to the first
presidential debate of 2004.
In peace and prosperity,
Stephen P. Gordon
Paid for by Badnarik/Campagna 2004