Virtual Debate tonight
GREEN CANDIDATE for GOVERNOR WILL"DEBATE" - REAL TIME, ONLINE
Iowa Green Party candidate for governor Wendy Barth will take part -
virtually - even if not present in person for tonight's gubernatorial
debate sponsored by KCRG-TV.
Iowa's debate sponsors have held with the 15% rule - if a candidate is
polling 15% or more, they will be invited to take part in the major
debates. However, Barth notes that, "without the same kinds of
financial resources the major party candidates have, it's 'virtually'
impossible for third party candidates to achieve enough awareness
among the general public to gain 15% in the polls."
It's a good thing access to the internet is less cost-prohibitive.
The former software engineer plans to view tonight's debate and answer
the questions by uploading her responses to her campaign website:
The "Debates" page should automatically refresh every 30 seconds, with
the latest - and perhaps the most "refreshing" - responses.
The Virtual Debate was originally created by Iowa Greens in 2002 and
has since been adopted by Green candidates nationwide.