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Hofstra: The Only Good 3rd Party Candidate is a Dead 3rd Party Candidate

Ian Wilder is live blogging from some pre-debate, educational activities at Hofstra University in Nassau County, Long Island. The final Presidential Debate will be held at Hofstra on Wed. Oct. 15th. A peace demo is scheduled for the South side of Hempstead Turnpike from 4:30pm to 6:30pm on Wednesday. Other demos, etc. throughout the day and evening.

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Still blogging live from Hofstra pre-debate activities Just got a call from Chris Garvey about showing up in Colonial garb to literature for the Libertarian Prez Candidate No one has asked me about my Cynthia McKinney for President Green Party button.

Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass at the Hofstra University pre-debate re-enactment

Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass at the Hofstra University pre-debate re-enactment

Just finished watching an exchange between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, both 3rd Party candidates. Lincoln did not mention his 3rd party status. In answer to a question, Douglass mentioned that he ran for Vice President with Victoria Woodhull on the Equal Rights Party ticket.

VictoriaVictoria Woodhull, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone and Judge Ward Hunt at the Hofstra Unversity pre-debate re-enactment

Victoria Woodhull, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone and Judge Ward Hunt at the Hofstra Unversity pre-debate re-enactment

Now I am in the Women’s Rights tent listening to Victoria Woodhull mention her status as the 1st female presidential candidate. I cannot avoid the irony in Hofstra having re-enactors discuss issues from 100 years ago, rather than inviting current 3rd Party candidates like the Green Party’s Cynthia McKinney to discuss the issues that today’s major party candidates ignore like withdrawal from Afghanistan; Single Payer Universal Healthcare; or opposition to the bailout.

2 Responses

  1. The famous Lincoln-Douglas debates were between Stephen Douglas and Lincoln, not Frederick Douglass.

  2. Thank you Richard.

    but this series of exchanges were between Abraham Lincoln & Frederick Douglass, who met 3 times during their life.

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