Originally Posted by vailpass
Is the purpose of a debate to win? Or is it to introduce ideas into the general discussion and spur further thought and dialogue?
I'd be interested to hear what the appointed representative of the Libertarian party has to say; and how the R & D candidates respond to those thoughts.
(not that anyone appointed Johnson, don't even know if there is such a thing as a Libertarian nominee)
Yes, there is a Libertarian Party nominee, and yes, Gary Johnson is it. He's got ballot access - but what he doesn't have is the same media platform that the major parties have to get his ideas out. Apparently he's supposed to poll at 15% before he can be considered worth hearing - which makes absolutely zero sense considering only the entrenched parties with the billion dollar backers get the media time.