- Fox News
There will be some other individuals who have thrown their name in the ring for president who will be excluded form the events. Only a couple would actually be in enough states to be able to will. Green party candidate Jill Stein and Gary Johnson, former Governor on New Mexico. Who has actually sued to be included citing the Sherman act. His case is based on the fact that the Commission on Presidential Debates is a monopoly or Duopoly seeking to restrain trade, according the provisions of the act. It was set up by both the Democrats and Republicans after Ross Perot's presidential bid. It's goal is to reduce competition in the realm of presidential elections by making up arbitrary rules that make it almost impossible for other parties to have a viable chance of getting elected. Other than their intentions these are verifiable facts about the commission. Don't hold your breath that he will actually win this in court as the entire system seems to be in protection mode for the status quo.
The rest of the 2012 Presidential Debate Schedule looks like this:
October 12th we will see the Vice Presidential candidates face off in Danville, KY at Centre College. Martha Raddatz from ABC will be the moderator. The event will also be at 9:00-10:30 PM EST, as will all the events actually. Both domestic and foreign policy will be on the slate as this will be the only time that Joe Biden and Paul Ryan will get during this season to explain how they will support the presidential ticket. If anyone has heard Joe Biden speak on foreign policy, which I have on a number of occasions, he will undoubtedly wipe the floor with Paul Ryan who is much less informed on these issues. Paul Ryan will try to score some points by speaking about some plans he drafted for debt reduction and how to preserve entitlement plans, while reducing the costs.
October 16, 2012 will be the next date we see the presidential hopefuls again, this time at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. This will probably be a bit more interesting than the first as the town hall meeting formats tend to be a bit more open a dialogue. This time as apposed to the first debate, both foreign and domestic policy will be on the table. CNN correspondent, Candy Crowley will moderate this one in which citizens will get to ask the candidates questions, with 2 minute respondents. Now according to what I have read, the people in the crowd will be self identified voters, according to Gallup. Which will mean that it will be filled with liars gaming the system in order to get in. My second guess would be plants sent by each campaign to ask softball questions to make their guy look good.
October 22, 2012 will be the last debate and will be a very familiar format, as it will be a copy of the first debate only this time the topic is foreign policy. The venue for the last debate and last major opportunity for each of the presidential hopefuls to speak to their strengths on a national stage, will be in Boca Raton Florida on the campus of Lynn University. CBS main stay Bob Schieffer from Face the Nation will be the moderator. I would expect both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama to speak of the glories of war and the might of the empire. Iran will be mentioned more than any other country by a factor of 2. With Romney attacking Obama for not having blown them up already. China and their supposed currency manipulation will be a close second I am guessing. Obama will say that he has done a lot to pressure them to move on the currency front and Romney complaining he hasn't done enough. This night will be filled with only slight differences between the two, with Romney always saying he would do more than the President has already done, in essence.