Third party debate brings out the liberty campaign: Ron Paul honored
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Third party debate brings out the liberty campaign: Ron Paul honored

Chicago : IL : USA | Oct 23, 2012 at 10:45 PM PDT
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Third Party 2012

Tuesday evening, freeandequal.org brought together a third party debate on the heels of the mainstream media's Democratic and Republican fights that put Big Bird, Binders, and Bayonets back on the map while at the same time reminding many Americans of the photocopied front runners.

But this debate was quite different and those commenting had no problem noticing.

Daydreamcarer shouted a post, "THIS WAS THE REAL DEBATE ABOUT AMERICAS FUTURE..,NOT THE ONE LAST NIGHT!"

It wasn't bought and paid for by corporate giants, and it caused a social networking explosion as many commented, tweeted and Facebooked their opinions and links about the mostly online event.

AvatarRokul commented, "I may not agree with each candidate, but by god at least this is a real debate with real opposing views, not just two bank puppets jerking each other off."

Larry King moderated the debate from Chicago, which included four presidential hopefuls: Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode and Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson.

Opinions differed greatly on who would be the favored candidate. Pini09 posted, "Vote green!! Lets move toward a more thoughtful progressive society! We can make a better world for our future generations!"

Free and Equal Elections Foundation ended the debate asking if anyone wanted to see more and sent folks to their website giving them 24 hours to vote, promising another debate between the two most popular candidates on Oct. 30.

It was practically a social networking standing ovation after the announcement. Erick Coronado de Naranjo expressed himself as follows: "I heard second debate and I got chills."

Proving many participated in the event, excessive traffic to the Free and Equal website caused it to crash.

Many commenters quoted the candidates as if they were doing a play-by-play. Mr. Tom Lissner quoted the Liberatarian: "Wasting your vote is voting for somebody you don't believe in."

And finally, the Ron Paul freedom train proved it is alive and well. While Johnson referred to Ron Paul as his hero, tonight's debate viewer commenters did not disappoint. The number of people inserting Ron Paul 2012 was so frequent, someone said, "Spam all the Ron Paul comments."

But the campaign for liberty is stronger than a few who tried to keep up by spamming. Knocks4U jumped in with, "Whether elected or not, Ron Paul is the President of REAL Americans!"

Sources:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-insiders/post/big-bird-binders-and-bayonets/2012/10/23/08981280-1d0d-11e2-8817-41b9a7aaabc7_blog.html

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Elections/President/2012/1023/The-other-presidential-debate-Third-party-candidates-make-their-cases-video/Rocky-Anderson-Justice-Party

http://freeandequal.org/

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Although, the debate wasn't aired on mainstream channels, social networking got the word out and many watched and voted for their favorites on freeandequal.org
Stephanie Ealy is based in Tacoma, Washington, United States of America, and is an Anchor for Allvoices.
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