Free and Equal Debate??

Email from Thomas Muhammad:

Hi Folks as you can see this is not a “Free and Equal” debate, but a shill for Ralph Nader who never cared for real independent voices like Cynthia McKinney and Roseanne Barr. The founder of this debate group is Christina Tobin who is simply a stalking horse for Nader.

Nader has never liked Cynthia or Roseanne, because they don’t get all google when he walks in the room and they are not casting themselves from his election shadows.

After calling and leaving a message trying to find out why Roseanne was left out of this debate a person name Antonia Hall called me back providing a very weak reason. She said all the people in the debate ‘met the qualifications’ to be in the debate.

When I asked what qualifications those were? She said she would have to get someone else to call me back and provide that answer. I then said that’s exactly what the established campaigns tell others who they don’t want in debates, so what makes you guys any different? She of course was speechless.

I stated that Roseanne was the most popular person in the country running for president as an independent and was not even asked to be a part of the debate was crazy! I also said I would be sending a note on to Al Jazeera as well.

We should pass these numbers around to everyone and let them know we totally disagree with this type of farce!

Antonia’s number is 707-234-9738 also I did call Christina and left a message at 312-320-4101.

This may not do any good at this late date, but I believe it’s always good to at least leave a record for historical acknowledgement, peace!



  1. Gene Berkman says:

    With all due respect, the Rosanne Barr campaign is a joke. If people want to vote for more government they have two big parties they can support, they don’t have to go to Hollywood looking for a socialist.

    The Barr-Sheehan ticket is on the ballot in 3 states – that just shows how little commitment the campaign has to making an impact. When Ms Barr was seeking the Green Party nomination, did she try to help the Green Party qualify for the ballot in more states? Apparently not…

    That is why Rosanne Barr was not invited to the Free and Equal Debate. All the other candidates were on in more states – even Rocky Anderson is on the ballot in 15. And Gary Johnson is on the ballot in 48 states, despite efforts by the Republican establishment to keep him off.

    Nobody has an obligation to provide a forum for someone’s ego trip.

  2. Actually, Christina Tobin has more ties to the Libertarian Party than Ralph Nader, but ok…rant on…

  3. get in the last debate on monday and do me a favor crush obama and romney and hurry theres only 18 days left untill election day

  4. Just wondering why Roseanne and Cindy were left out of the debates on Democracy Now? Anyone know?

  5. Richard Winger says:

    The Free & Equal debate rules are that candidates must either be on the ballot in states with a majority of the electoral vote, or have polled at least 1% in a neutral national opinion poll.

  6. crystal violet franklin says:

    I completely. On bord. I’m voting. Roseann

  7. I don’t get involved in family feuds, I will say I love Ralph Nader and am sick of Establishment Democrats using him as a scapegoat for the Bush/Cheney cabal’s undermining our democracy when their faux Democrat puppets refused to fight the fixed elections. I also love Cindy Sheehan. I think Roseanne should be included in every possible debate and was distressed she was not on the Democracy Now “expanding the debate debate”. I love you, Roseanne. That is all.