Do you think the presidential debates should be open to third-party candidates?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on October 10, 2008
“I believe so. It would give people access to other opinions and candidates, especially if they’re not agreeing with either party right now. We don’t often get a chance to hear their views.”
“Yeah, I think they should just to be fair to everyone and to be able to hear another point of view. It might take votes away from either major party, but I think that’s fair as well.”
“I would say no. It seems like people are rarely informed enough about third parties or even who the third-party candidates are. Why would they vote for someone with so little influence to run the country?”
“I think it’s a good idea. But I think it’s more important earlier on in the election; after that it should be narrowed down to two candidates for the final debates. I think it would help us find the right person, because we definitely need the right person right now.”