In allowing only four minor-party candidates to share the stage, the organizers of tonight’s Free & Equal debate are being as exclusionary as the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) was in limiting the three nationally-televised debates to President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. It’s shameful, especially since two of tonight’s participants — the Constitution Party’s Virgil Goode and Rocky Anderson of the fledgling Justice Party — aren’t on the ballot in enough states to theoretically win on November 6th.… Keep on reading
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Roseanne’s appearance was threefold: She pushed for total legalization of the marijuana plant as well as donations and voters for her newly adopted political party (a push to be a Green Party candidate didn’t go so well).
“Marijuana should be totally legal,” she said. “We live in a free country, so it should be legal to smoke marijuana and drink.”
Barr is running on a ticket with antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan, who Bay Area voters may remember from her 2008 bid to unseat then-House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi.