Whoever organized the Sept. 3 senatorial debate invited only Republican Thom Tillis and Democrat Kay Hagan and specifically did not invite Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh to participate. The reason he wasn’t invited was the organizers perceived he had less than 10 percent of the voters’ support. Libertarians can’t get 10 percent support without visibility of their positions, and they can’t get visibility if they’re not invited to the debate.
I would have liked to hear what the Libertarians had to say (I don’t know anything about them) because Tillis and Hagan are running campaigns with a very high claptrap coefficient, and there are millions of dollars of campaign advertising coming in from out of state (11th Commandment: keep thy dog off thy neighbor’s lawn).
Whoever made the decision not to invite Haugh (UNC?) has effectively shorted out a big part of the North Carolina political process, assuring he’ll never get 10 percent of the vote.
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