Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Green Party Presidential Debate

Watch videos of the first Green Party presidential debate of 2008. 800 people attended the debate held in San Francisco on Jan. 13. Candidates Cynthia McKinney, Jared Ball, Kent Mesplay, Kat Swift and Jesse Johnson participated in the debate. Ralph Nader, who has yet to announce his intentions for 2008, addressed the crowd after the debate concluded. Videos of the debate and speeches by other Greens are posted at http://gp.org/2008-elections/presidential-videos.php

Welcoming Remarks - Ross Mirkarimi (San Francisco Board of Supervisors), Amiee Allison (Master of Ceremonies), Gayle McLaughlin (Mayor, Richmond, CA)

Opening Statements - all candidates

Question #1: The "Spoiler" Question - all candidates

Question #2: Immigration - all candidates

Question #3: Tax Policy - all candidates

Question #4: Iraq occupation & war - all candidates

Question #5: Peak Oil, First Act in Office - all candidates

Recognition of Green Elected Officials present

Question #6: Terrorism/Protect Bill of Rights - all candidates

Question #7: Education/No Child Left Behind - all candidates

Question #8: Israel and Palestine - all candidates

Question #9: Farm Bill - all candidates

Question #10: Greens unite progressives - all candidates

Closing Statements - all candidates

Greeting from Canadian Greens - Melanie Mullen (Deputy Leader, Green Party of Ontario)

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