The man on the right is U.S. Rep. Bob Barr, and he is the Libertarian Candidate, and he asked something of the Republican and Democrat candidates for President that I think that they should take him up on:
“In congratulatory letters I am sending, I challenge Senators Obama and McCain to meet me in weekly debates in cities across America with just the candidates and a moderator to keep order,” former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr said in a news release on Wednesday.
“Let us argue the issues, after which the American people can make their decision on Election Day. Surely the citizens of the greatest nation on earth deserve no less.”
And he’s right. Why is it than in a country as big and diverse as ours we are limited to only seeing two points of view? Why does the media control us to the point that we can’t hear from other people that are running, that are on the ballot? Is it because we’d like them better?
I didn’t like it when Fox News tried to slight Ron Paul. I didn’t agree with the man on everything, but he was running as were the other men on the Republican side.
And don’t give me an “is he electable” test. That’s not the media’s job. The media’s job is to give the people access to the candidates, to see their positions and to hear them out. If there’s a person that’s on my ballot, I’d like to hear from them. I want to hear their ideas. I want the other candidates to hear their ideas.
It seems to me that we’ve had enough of two parties having the same ideas to the point that we must discuss the person more than the ideas.