Three candidates, representing three parties, debating as equals on the same stage, on television.
(Photo Credit: Matt Born, Wilmington Star-News)
And the voters get to decide.
My respects to the NC Bar Association. As sponsors, they got to decide whether to include the Libertarian Party candidate for US Senate, Dr. Michael Beitler, in the debate. And for the first time ever, they did.
So, it's up to us, now. We have a seat up on the stage. We just have to use it.
The most recent poll I have seen on the Senate race....
Burr 50%, Marshall 40%, Beitler 6%. The crosstabs are interesting, in the poll. For example, Beitler gets 4% among "Conservatives," 5% among "Moderates," and 8% among "Liberals." The Libertarians need to run as the center-left party, and emphasize the futiilty of the war on drugs and the war on gay people.