But did you know
that a private organization called the Commission on Presidential Debates
makes the rules for who gets in? It's supposed to be a “nonpartisan, objective”
body, but the members are chosen by Democratic and Republican party insiders.
Does that seem nonpartisan
or objective to you?
Did you know
We propose an additional rule that we think is a far better indicator of national support and demonstrates the grassroots organization necessary to mount a legitimate presidential bid – a ballot access signature competition.
The new rule would work as follows: On April 30 any candidate, party, or nominating process with ballot access in states that collectively have at least 270 Electoral College votes would notify the CPD of that access.
If there is more than one, then whoever has gathered the most signatures as part of the ballot access process will participate in the debates with the Democratic and Republican nominees. Under this new rule, for the first time in our history, an independent candidate can be designated to be in the debates at least six months before the election.