Yet Another Obstacle
A last ditch effort to get involved in the upcoming Presidential Debates fell short. Although this particular effort wouldn’t have gotten me in the debates, it would have my presence at one of them.
My campaign manager is a blogger and had applied for media credentials for the debate that is to take place at Hofstra University next month. He was going to go there early and talk to the other bloggers and media people about my campaign. He was then going to liveblog the debate and include my answers that I would send to him via text.
He received this response from the Council on Presidential Debates:
Unfortunately your application for Media Credentials for the Presidential and/or Vice Presidential Debates has been “DENIED” for the location(s) you chose to attend.
If you have any questions about your application or feel this was sent to you in error, please send your contact information and request to:email@example.com. We will reply to valid requests only and reserve the right to offer no explanation for security reasons.
I find this insulting for the following reasons:
- “DENIED” is in quotes and in all caps. Why couldn’t they just type denied? Their method rubs salt in the wound.
- They wouldn’t explained why he was denied, just that he was denied.
- They “reserve the right to offer no explanation for “security reasons”. My campaign manager (to the best of my knowledge) is not a member of Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, or The Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He loves this country and will love it more once I am elected President.
I had called for a boycott of the sponsors of the 2008 debates sponsored by the Council on Presidential Debates. Hopefully you are still boycotting them as I continue to boycott. Below is the 2008 list. I will add the 2012 list to boycott when it becomes available:
2008 National Sponsors
BBH New York
The Howard G. Buffet Foundation
Sheldon S. Cohen, Esq.
EDS, an HP Company
International Bottled Water Association
The Kovler Fund
I strongly urge President Obama and Mitt Romney to boycott these debates and instead go to debates that will allow third party candidates and independents like myself to debate. If they refuse to boycott, then I strongly urge you to boycott voting for Republicans and Democrats in any election until they are willing to debate others. It’s odd that the two parties that have gotten America into this mess are the only two parties allowed to debate. It’s a sad day for America. 😦
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