23 October 2008
The Independent Debate
The "Free and Equal" debate finally took place tonight. I'm not up to sitting through it online at this hour, but I'll note that only Chuck Baldwin and Ralph Nader showed up for it. Cynthia McKinney complained about scheduling conflicts while Bob Barr preferred to speak at Georgia Tech. His presence wasn't really expected, since he supposedly wants to debate Nader only. A two-person format is probably better anyway, and with Baldwin (a far-right antiwar candidate for those who haven't been following along) and Nader we should have dramatic diversity of views -- except on the Bailout, which both opposed. I'll have caught up with the debate by the end of the week; perhaps it will prove worthy of comment. But don't wait for me; you'll find the whole thing here.