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Third-Party Candidates to Debate At Columbia This Sunday

After the extravaganza that was the Obamacain ServiceNation Forum, other presidential candidates apparently could not help but get in on the action. According to McClatchy, three third-party candidates will be debating at Columbia this Sunday. Ralph Nader (independent), Cynthia McKinney (Green), and Chuck Baldwin (Constitution) will all participate in a debate moderated by Amy Goodman of Pacifica Radio.

Libertarians will be disappointed to learn that nominee Bob Barr will not be participating. According to McClatchy, “Barr said he has a scheduling conflict, but debate organizers say he wanted to appear only with Nader.”

The debate will be carried on C-SPAN and

UPDATE (7:55 PM): The debate is being sponsored by CPU, and will take place in 417IAB at 8 p.m. As for tickets, CPU Communications Director Lauren Salz tells Bwog that CPU is “making every effort to reserve as many seats as possible for CUID holders. Registration details will be announced as soon as possible, probably sometime tomorrow.”

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  • pacifica radio says:

    @pacifica radio is that like radio perfecto?

  • the fuck? says:

    @the fuck? IAB 417? Why not have this in Miller or Lerner?

    1. first time? says:

      @first time? ever tried to reserve space on campus? 417 was probably the best space available…

      oh, and capacity is 400

  • ... says:

    @... 417 isn’t too shabby… 300 capacity i think

  • really cool says:

    @really cool this is actually a seriously awesome event–props to the groups that put it together

    I’m a little surprised it isn’t being held in Lerner.

  • omg omg says:

    @omg omg cynthia mckinney is BATSHIT CRAZY!! this should be fun.

  • remember says:

    @remember bollinger’s a registered democrat. lerner would give the 3rd parties too much attention! :-D

  • What says:

    @What is CPU?

  • google, my friend says:

    @google, my friend The Columbia Political Union, organized for and by the students and faculty of Columbia University, seeks to enhance involvement in the political process, domestic and international, and draw every member of the campus community into an ongoing discussion of political ideas. As a nonpartisan group, we collaborate with other groups on campus, working to incorporate all points of view and voices from a variety of political backgrounds.

  • CPU says:

    @CPU CPU = central processing unit

  • CPU says:

    @CPU CPU is Switzerland.

  • Sajaa Ahmed says:

    @Sajaa Ahmed The reasoning for the use of 417 IAB is that it was the only space available during that time.

    -Sajaa Ahmed
    Publisher, Columbia Political Union

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