Free & Equal Elections
|Participants: All six
candidates who qualified for enough state ballot lines to be eligible
to win the presidency on November 4 have been invited.
Format: 90 minutes.
-No opening statements
-There will be six of the following question and answer series: The moderator will pose a question. Each candidate will be permitted 90 seconds to respond. The candidates' preliminary answers will be followed by a 5-minute "discussion" period, during which the moderator will be permitted unlimited follow-up questions and the candidates would be encouraged to engage one another in actual debate. This will last about 60 minutes.
-After the above six question-and-answer series, each candidate will be permitted to ask a single question of one or more of the other candidates, with each candidate permitted 90 seconds to respond. This will last about 10 minutes.
-After this, submitted questions from the audience will be selected and presented by the moderator. This will last for about 10 minutes.
-Each candidate will be permitted a 2-minute closing statement.
Audience: 150 Tickets are available to the general public. Tickets ($50) can be purchased through Pay Pal(R) at www.Freeandequal.org.
Sponsor: Free & Equal Elections. Founder and President is Christina Tobin, who served as Ralph Nader's National Ballot Access Coordinator in 2008.