Friday, September 26, 2008

Cynthia McKinney Deserves to be in the Debates

Cynthia McKinney, the former 6-term Congresswomen and Green Party candidate for President of the United States, has been excluded from the official CPD Debates.

Cynthia McKinney has overcome the ballot access laws that restrict independent candidates, and will appear on the ballot in enough states to potentially be elected as our first female and our first black President.

How can the U.S. claim to have free and fair elections when we fail to recognize all of the candidates that qualify to participate?

Cynthia McKinney has a far more extensive resume than Mr. Obama, yet most political polls and mainstream press have excluded her as an option for potential voters.

Those of us who believe in fair elections a fully informed electorate are demanding that Cynthia McKinney, Chuck Baldwin, Bob Barr, and Ralph Nader, all be allowed to participate in the presidential debates. Our democracy should not be a two-man show.

-Jason Nabewaniec
Co-Chair of the Green Party of the United States

1 comment:

true debate said...

The 1992 Presidential Debates with Ross Perot were not dull. His warnings have now come true. Replace John McCain with Ron Paul. Add Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney. Barack Obama must earn his victory, not win by default.

Washington University '81