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The alternative presidential debate

Tom Jackson • Oct 22, 2012 at 4:48 PM

The last Obama-Romney debate will take place tonight. But I'm looking forward to the Tuesday night alternative debate, one that seems likely to feature ideas you haven't already heard in a TV ad.

The Free & Equal debate, scheduled for 9 p.m. Eastern time, will feature four presidential candidates: Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party, Green Party nominee Jill Stein, Justice Party leader Rocky Anderson and Constitution Party nominee Virgil Goode. The debate, moderated by Larry King, will be streamed at various Web sites, including the Free & Equal site, and Ora.TV,  the TV on demand site where King now works.

The debate will feature two genuine progressives, Stein and Anderson, a genuine conservative, Goode,  and a libertarian, Johnson, who has struggled to get his views into the national discussion. I am hoping the event will be interesting. Johnson, Stein, and Goode are all on the ballot in Ohio.

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