Dear Ms. Brown,
It has been suggested by numerous op-ed writers on editorial pages throughout the country that your organization, the Commission on Presidential Debates, is a partisan organization unwilling to allow voices from outside of the major parties. It has further been suggested that the format of your debates encourages highly scripted conversations between the major party candidates, with their surrogates negotiating to ensure that truly substantive issues of interest to the American people are left off the table. I am writing you in hopes that you can dispell those rumors.
As you may know, Libertarian candidate Michael Badnarik will be on the ballot of 48 states and the District of Columbia this year. In his campaign he is stressing issues where there is a clear difference between his approach and that of his major party opponents. Issues like the war in Iraq, the proper policy toward gay marriage, and the War on Drugs. These issues are of great import to all Americans and his inclusion in the debates would further the public interest in bringing them to the fore.
I urge you to include Michael Badnarik in the presidential debates and to include his running mate, Richard Campagna in the vice-presidential debate. If you have questions about Mr. Badnarik or Mr. Campagna, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will ensure that you get them answered.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter. I eagerly await your reply.
If you have a moment, please take the time to contact them. Full contact information for Ms. Brown:
Janet H. Brown – Executive Director CPD
1200 New Hampshire Ave., NW Suite 445
Washington, D.C. 20036
…bring the noise…