If Cobb and Badnarik (or Nader too) were allowed to debate with Bush
and Kerry, I also think it would hurt Bush more than it would hurt
Kerry. The Green Party philosophy is much more well known than the
Libertarian Party philosophy. Badnarik would say things and
conservatives watching would think, "Yeah! I agree! Why isn't Bush
saying things like that?"
And just those guys' presence would hurt both Bush and Kerry because
they'd bring up topics that Bush and Kerry don't talk about but that
some voters are interested in, like drug legalization, corporate power
over our society, the troops coming home from Iraq much earlier than
Bush or Kerry say, and other things.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ram Lau" <ramlau@y...> wrote:
> Sometimes I wonder how the Bush and Kerry votes would be
> redistributed if them two were allowed to debate together.
> My guess is that it would hurt Bush more, probably not to the extent
> how Perot hurt Bush Sr in 1992, but bad enough to take enough votes
> to ruin his re-election bid.