Could Debates Have A Third Podium?

Politico – The venues that will host the presidential debates are drawing up plans for a three-person forum that would provide a lectern for a third-party candidate to stand on stage next to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

The directive comes from producers working for the Commission on Presidential Debates and it’s meant, they say, to force the university hosts to be prepared and not as a reflection of the state of the race. But it could give supporters of Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein hope as they push an alternative to the historically unpopular major party nominees.

“With [former Gov.] Gary Johnson polling in some places more than double digits, they might have, some of our production people may have said, ‘Just in case, you need to plan out what that might look like,’” Commission on Presidential Debates co-chair and former Bill Clinton White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry told POLITICO. “We won’t know the number of invitations we extend until mid-September.” – Read more

Sal Traina

About Politico

Sal authored & co-authored articles in various political and technology publications, e-newsletters, websites, & blogs. In radio, he wrote a blueprint for successful internet radio programming and station management. Sal has a gained a reputation as a captivating and polarizing digital and print media figure INTERESTS: -Political history, philosophy and libertarian politics -Talk radio and program management -Studying and exposing mainstream media propoganda, corporatism, and pop culture shaping by global elites -Writing about the decline of American culture, the complacency of the masses, and promoting personal responsibility