Tickets Available for Third Party Presidential Debate

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CPU has released ticketing information for the Columbia-hosted Presidential Debate that will include Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney and Chuck Baldwin.  There will be 275 of the 400 seats reserved for CUID holders and you can get them either here or at the Lerner Lobby.  The debate is this Sunday, 8 p.m. in 417 IAB.  Full email from CPU is after the jump.


 Dear members of the Columbia Political Union,

I’m very happy to announce that the Columbia Political Union will be hosting a Presidential Debate here at Columbia University this Sunday evening.  We have invited all six candidates eligible to win the Presidency.  We expect that most, if not all, of the candidates other than Senators Barack Obama and John McCain will attend, making this the only third party Presidential debate in this election.  It is our privilege and honor to host this event at Columbia University.
The Columbia Political Union is committed to energizing political discourse on Columbia’s campus.  As a non-partisan organization, we work to provide the Columbia community with opportunities to encounter and engage with political ideas across a wide ideological spectrum and on a wide range of issues.  It is with these goals in mind that we have organized this Presidential Debate: to give all candidates — either within or outside of the political “mainstream” — the opportunity to speak directly to students and to the nation about their goals on the issues they deem critical for this country.
We have reserved 275 of the 400 available seats for CUID holders in order to enable as many students as possible to attend the event.  Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The debate will be televised nationally on C-SPAN, so those who are unable to obtain tickets will be able to watch from home.  Please see the announcement below for details of the event and how to get tickets.
Presented by the Columbia Political Union
8:00 PM Sunday, October 19, 2008
Altschul Auditorium | 417 International Affairs Building
Doors open at 7:00 PM
Confirmed Candidates:
Ralph Nader (Independent)
Cynthia McKinney (Green Party)
Chuck Baldwin (Constitution Party)

Moderated by 
Amy Goodman, host of Pacifica Radio’s Democracy Now!

For tickets, visit the ticket booth in Lerner Hall lobby or visit http://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/837932

-No bags, signs, or posters of any kind will be allowed into the auditorium.
-Attendees are expected to be respectful of the candidates and fellow audience members in accordance with the University Code of Conduct.
Note: This event is wholly sponsored by the Columbia Political Union, an independent, non-partisan student group.  Columbia University does not support or oppose candidates for political office and any opinions expressed related to this event do not represent the views of the University.

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  1. bwog

    how about some coverage of the booker prize? the winner was cc'97.

  2. ...

    yo, why is Nader not green?

    Also, bwog, I like the fact that the name of people is larger than the font of the comment itself but it's a little too small to easily read...... maybe just a point or two larger would make it easier...

  3. hey bwog  

    Amir's got shut down by the health inspectors. Why? Get on that.

  4. the  

    cynthia mckinney picture is pretty choice

  5. impressed  

    Wow, what an honor to have some of the worst presidential candidates in the history of the United States come to the Columbia campus for a debate! I'm speechless.

    • maybe  

      you should have gone to NYU. They wouldn't have these there.

    • Anonymous

      Yay two party system! There have never been nor will there ever be any issues stemming from an enforced two party system in the United States. We have always been at war with Oceania. Sieg Heil. Good night and good luck.

      Speaking to the reasonable folks, If someone goes to this, can you ask why they don't all start a single-issue party (along with the Libertarians) in order to get a constitutional amendment for IRV or some kind of percentage representation in the National legislature? I pray to a non-existent god every day that someone does this.

      inb4 Nader's responsible for Bush.

  6. cpu's  

    good. you have to hand it to them to get an event like this to happen

  7. Atlantan

    I can't believe Mckinney is allowed to run for president. She's not mentally sound enough to be the manager at a McDonalds in my opinion. The woman is a conspiracy nut and a massive racist.

  8. New Yorker

    Yes. I was very happy to see her defeated in 2006. She's not mentally sound enough to have visiting privileges in an insane asylum.

  9. it's actually kinda  

    awesome that C-SPAN is televising this- it makes it seem important...

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