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PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES COBB & BADNARIK TO DEBATE IN MIAMI

On Sept. 30, Michael Badnarik and David Cobb, the presidential candidates from the Libertarian and Green parties, will take questions from media, students and the public in an open forum the night of—and just feet from—the first televised "debate" between the two-party candidates.
The Open Format Debate featuring the Green & Libertarian candidates will be a stark contrast to the other Miami "debate"

MIAMI—Michael Badnarik and David Cobb, the presidential candidates from the Libertarian and Green parties, will take questions from media, students and the public in an open forum the night of—and just feet from—the first televised "debate" between the two-party candidates.

The debate will take place on Thursday, September 30, at 5 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Ballroom, 1350 S. Dixie Highway, in Coral Gables. Pacifica Radio will interview audience members and debate participants following the two hour debate. From 9 p.m. until 10:30, the candidates and audience will watch a live broadcast of the restricted, two-party debate after which Badnarik and Cobb will offer their rebuttals.

Independent candidate Ralph Nader, who has been invited to participate in the open format debate, has not yet accepted the invitation.

Unlike the scripted and staged exchange between the two-party candidates which will take place directly across Dixie Highway from the Holiday Inn Ballroom, the open format debate will allow for uncensored questions from the public and students and will represent a wide range of viewpoints on the critical issues facing our country.

Two non-partisan student organizations, the University of Miami's Council for Democracy and the Miami-Dade College Student Senate, are sponsoring the unrestricted, open format debate along with the Center for Voting and Democracy, a nonprofit, non-partisan Maryland-based organization. John Anderson, the former Republican congressman and independent presidential candidate who is the chair of the Center for Voting and Democracy, will present an opening statement prior to the debate.

Admission to the debate is $5 for students and $10 for the general public.

"This open debate will provide students in South Florida and throughout the nation an unparalleled opportunity to realize the richness, substance and diversity of American discourse outside the two-party monopoly," said Edward Martos, President of the Council for Democracy, a non-partisan student organization dedicated to raising political awareness.

For more information about the Cobb-LaMarche campaign, see  http://www.votecobb.org. Information about the Green Party of the United States can be found at  http://www.gp.org.

homepage: homepage: http://www.votecobb.org

Update 29.Sep.2004 17:54

Brian Setzler

On Oct 6th, David Cobb will participate in a third party debate sponsored by Cornell University. Badnarik and Peroutka are confirmed. Per the organizers, Nader has been invited but not confirmed.

On Oct 7th, Cobb and Badnarik - both Texans - will debate in Austin, Texas.

On Oct 8th, David will head to Missouri. Demonstrations and actions are being planned.

On Oct 15, ETSU is sponsoring their third party debate, to be aired by Free Speech TV on Oct 29-31.

We are planning our presence at the Florida and Missouri corporate debates, looking at Arizona as well. Please contact  Jason@votecobb.org if you want to help be part of the strong show of support for our inclusion.



Check out  http://www.votecobb.org/debates for more information.