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Larry King to moderate third-party debate
AP via CBS News ^ | October 17, 2012

Posted on 10/18/2012 11:07:59 AM PDT by EveningStar

Larry King, the celebrated talk show host accustomed to A-list interview guests, has agreed to moderate a debate featuring a squad of minor-party presidential candidates.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: constitutionparty; debate; garyjohnson; greenparty; jillstein; justiceparty; larryking; libertarianparty; libertarians; medicalmarijuana; newmexico; rockyanderson; rockymountainhigh; thirdparty; virgilgoode

1 posted on 10/18/2012 11:07:59 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Why?


2 posted on 10/18/2012 11:18:39 AM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: EveningStar

Great, a bunch of goofballs all competing for 6 to 8% of the vote. I can’t wait to see it.


3 posted on 10/18/2012 11:19:58 AM PDT by kempster
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To: ThomasThomas

There will be more candidates on stage than people watching.


4 posted on 10/18/2012 11:20:06 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: shelterguy

Plus, I thought Larry King was dead. Who knew???


5 posted on 10/18/2012 11:20:57 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: EveningStar

Is the guy with the boot on his head gonna be there?


6 posted on 10/18/2012 11:22:40 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: kempster
So I guess everybody here is so enthralled with the current GOP-E and the hemlock that it is offering that they are completely unwilling to look and see who else is out there, in terms of alternatives?

Right?


7 posted on 10/18/2012 11:25:13 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler
No, we just don't want to see this.
8 posted on 10/18/2012 11:27:51 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: EveningStar

Wait, what happened to that EternalVigilance guy? I think his name was Tom Hoefling - of the America’s Party or something. Did he not make the cut for even this? I mean good grief, if you’re a 3rd party candidate and can’t even get invited to a debate with this ragtag group of losers then it’s really time to hang it up.


9 posted on 10/18/2012 11:28:59 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Timber Rattler

Some, I would say, are smart ewnough to know that none of them have a snowballs chance in hell.


10 posted on 10/18/2012 11:31:06 AM PDT by kempster
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To: EveningStar

The candidates taking part are the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson, the Green Party’s Jill Stein, the Constitution Party’s Virgil Goode and the Justice Party’s Rocky Anderson.


11 posted on 10/18/2012 11:31:54 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: EveningStar

Larry King? Fitting. Probably had to fill in since the first choice for moderator, Senor Wences, declined to be associated with this group of self-important half-wits (who, oddly enough, do not add up to a whole wit all together).


12 posted on 10/18/2012 11:34:39 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa (Vote for Goode, end up with evil, pat self on back repeatedly)
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To: Timber Rattler

There are no alternatives, only spoilers.


13 posted on 10/18/2012 11:35:25 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

ping


14 posted on 10/18/2012 11:38:13 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Where is Roseanne?


15 posted on 10/18/2012 11:38:32 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: John W

Why isn’t Roseanne Barrf particpating? She should be there scratching her crotch and spitting.


16 posted on 10/18/2012 11:39:38 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: shelterguy

“I thought Larry King was dead”


He is but that never stopped him before.


17 posted on 10/18/2012 11:39:55 AM PDT by Leep (Forward! to serfdom)
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To: EveningStar
"Why did you forget me???"


18 posted on 10/18/2012 11:41:36 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa (Vote for Goode, end up with evil, pat self on back repeatedly)
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To: EveningStar

Wow - I’ll bet the whole country will be on pins and needles waiting to watch this debate!


19 posted on 10/18/2012 11:42:34 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: John W
But what about that clown from the-rent-is-too-damnned-high party?

I'm not gonna watch if they won't let him play.

20 posted on 10/18/2012 11:45:32 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: EveningStar

Politics aside, I never understood how Larry King lasted as long as he did. He is a terrible interviewer, often missing the point, asking his guests thoroughly idiotic questions.


21 posted on 10/18/2012 11:54:55 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: EveningStar

PPV? It could be. Hope the guy with the tin foil hat shows up.


22 posted on 10/18/2012 11:56:04 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: GreenHornet

He skates by on his good looks...


23 posted on 10/18/2012 12:00:37 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa (Vote for Goode, end up with evil, pat self on back repeatedly)
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To: EveningStar

I hear that the Movement for the Free Coinage of Chuck E. Cheese Tokens Party candidate has been coordinating with King. He has already seen all of the questions!

Shenanigans!


24 posted on 10/18/2012 12:06:22 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: kevkrom

So saith the Central Committee?


25 posted on 10/18/2012 12:08:06 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: kempster

The sheer hypocrisy being expressed by the faux Conservative, party-first sheep on this thread is breathtaking.


26 posted on 10/18/2012 12:10:43 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: EveningStar

Reckon FR will be locked up like during the Obama/Romeny debates?


27 posted on 10/18/2012 12:12:42 PM PDT by deport
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To: Longbow1969

His campaign probably couldn’t afford the gas to get to the venue.


28 posted on 10/18/2012 12:17:09 PM PDT by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage (Have you hugged your garbage man today?)
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To: EveningStar

I think they should get Hannity.


29 posted on 10/18/2012 12:17:44 PM PDT by DonkeyBonker (Clinging to my guns.)
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To: EveningStar
Been done.


30 posted on 10/18/2012 12:17:57 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: EveningStar

Because this wasn’t going to be surreal enough with just the fringe-kook candidates.....Will Larry even make it thru the debate?


31 posted on 10/18/2012 12:32:14 PM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: GreenHornet

Here’s the “secret” to Larry King’s success. He got a national talk show on Mutual Radio in the days before syndicated talk radio. His only competition was a few trucker shows on clear channel AM stations and local DJs. Politicians discovered that King never prepared for interviews and only lobbed softballs, so they were glad to go on his show. So, King filled a programming vacuum and became a success.

Flash forward to CNN in the mid-80s. The only cable news network—once again, no competition. King was able to attract an audience because the other cable outlets were airing sports, reruns or music videos. When you don’t have serious competition, it’s easy to be the King (pun intended).

Once CNN got some challengers, King’s audience imploded. He hung on for a few more years because the rest of CNN’s line-up was so low-rated, his numbers looked good in comparison. But eventually, when even MSNBC was beating him like a drum, CNN had to pull the plug.

One more note: after becoming a “star” on CNN, King gave up his Mutual show. But when Rush and others began to strike gold in talk radio, Larry decided to make a comeback, figuring he’d bury the competition. He returned in afternoon drive, competing against hosts like Sean Hannity. His last radio show lasted less than a year.


32 posted on 10/18/2012 12:37:56 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: Timber Rattler

I am not so sure that it is party first as much as reality first. I don’t much care for Myth Romney as a candidate, he sure as hell isn’t a conservative; but right now the realistic choices are between Myth and the Obunghole. I know which way I have to go.
In my perfect world the Tea Party would have organized just enough at the national level (keeping the independence at the local level) to advance a national candidate we could all agree upon and vote for in good conscience. A candidate that was chosen for conservative values, like a Reagan or perhaps a Palin, at least some body who held our same values even if we didn’t agree in all respects.


33 posted on 10/18/2012 12:49:53 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: 5th MEB

Perfectly said


34 posted on 10/18/2012 12:58:06 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa (Vote for Goode, end up with evil, pat self on back repeatedly)
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To: 5th MEB

We got what we got..

Two choices.. The inventor of Romney-care OR the inventor of Obama-care..

One or the other.. no other choice..

1) Not voting is a vote for Obama.. as is actually voting for him...
2) voting for Zero is worth two votes...

Except not voting robs Romney of a vote and makes someones else’s vote for Obama double important(worth two votes)..

So if you do not vote you’re voting FOR OBAMA... anyway..
ONLY a vote for Romney is a vote against Obama..
Like it or not.. No apples plus no apples equals NO APPLES..
Quite simple really..


35 posted on 10/18/2012 1:09:10 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Timber Rattler

Explain to me the third party candidate that has a chance. Many on this forum, including myself, were supporting another candidate in the primary. The fact that many do not find those elections very important we are stuck with who we get.

I can’t speak for everyone that you refer to but I can tell you many are willing to take their chances on Romney to get rid of Obama.

I remember many of the same comments being made about Ronald Reagan trying to convince people they should vote for a guy named Anderson.


36 posted on 10/18/2012 1:55:47 PM PDT by kempster
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To: hosepipe
I always vote. I haven't sat out an election since I got back to the States in 71. I have voted in every election; city, county, state, and federal since I turned 21, and I don't intend to miss this one either. I paid in blood for my franchise at Khe Sahn in 1969 and I sure as hell don't intend to waste it. You are right in your analysis in how the votes and numbers matter, I just wish the conservatives could regain control of the Republican party and throw the current crop of cowards out. I haven't been comfortable with the candidates I have had to vote for since Nixon and Reagan. I have had to hold my nose and vote for the lesser of two evils to many times and I am tired of it.
As I said earlier on this thread, I wish Conservatives could get together behind a candidate on a national level that shared our values.
We need to stop worrying about what the squishy middle of the roaders think and start to deliver for a candidate that believes in the Constitution of the United States. I am so tired of hearing the word “electability” I could tear whats left of my hair out. Just seems like the sheeple have turned over their brains and ballots to the liberal, communist press. I have to admit that even a good conservative candidate will not be a perfect fit for every conservative out there, but we have to set our own petty squabbles and single hot button issues aside and get down to what is best for the country as a whole.
37 posted on 10/18/2012 2:10:28 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: 5th MEB

The republicans rejected ALL conservative candidates and selected Myth as candidate..

Thats what is.. want it to change, join the Tea Party..
Else it will NOT change.. maybe not even then..

Its possible most Americans are corrupt.. not all but most..
Could be most are high on something.. you know “doped”..
They call it dope for a reason..

Judgeing from Polls somebody is seriously doped..
Zero brags about high gasoline prices ((BRAGS)) and they still vote for him..


38 posted on 10/18/2012 2:35:59 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: EveningStar

The stench of formaldehyde permeates the set.
How do they get him to move?

I was living in Miami Fla. way back when he was on the radio down there. IIRC WKAT.

Anyway one night he up and took off. Left his wife, kids, creditors, house, etc.
Disappeared for about 10 yrs.
I was surprised when he surfaced in Atlanta.

Needless to say I have no use for the man.


39 posted on 10/18/2012 2:46:52 PM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: hosepipe
Been a TEA PARTY member since we started our organization up here in 2010.
Yes; the Republican Party and the RNC either preempted or scuttled any good conservative candidates before I even got a chance to vote for them in my states primary.
We pay a lot of attention to down ticket candidates here and try to pick the best conservatives out of the bunch. We have a small population in our county so getting to know a candidate is some what easier and we can hold their feet to the fire if necessary.
I don't really think most Americans are corrupt; I think they are just mentally lazy, and would prefer to have some one else tell them what to do and what to think.
We can thank the government run public school system for that travesty. Pay close attention to your down ticket votes; if we can stack the Congress and Senate with younger, good, solid conservatives we will have a chance for better government, hopefully in a few years.
We are doing our best here to help remedy the current situation, but most of us are pretty old farts and probably wont make it through another two or three election cycles.
40 posted on 10/19/2012 12:13:54 AM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: EveningStar

Larry has been sent back to the bush leagues


41 posted on 10/19/2012 6:42:10 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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