A Nevada judge said Monday that Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich must be included in Tuesday’s candidates’ debate in Nevada.
Senior Clark County District Court Judge Charles Thompson said if Kucinich is excluded, he’ll issue an injunction stopping the televised debate. [...]
The judge called it a matter of fairness and said Nevada voters will benefit if they hear from more than just Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards.
Indeed. And now maybe I will watch it.
While I happen to be a fan of Kucinich’s platform, this is not, for me, about Dennis Kucinich. (I think Ron Paul and Duncan Hunter lean heavily in the loon direction, but they should be in every GOP debate as long as their campaigns are active.) It is about letting voters hear more than the mainstream views. If we can’t debate views from outside the narrow mainstream while choosing the national executive, then when can we?