The machines of the Democratic and Republican Parties in North Carolina are trying to run roughshod over their third party competition. According to WRAL news, the NC gubernatorial candidates will hold five debates. Problem is, they're leaving out one of the candidates, Libertarian Mike Munger.
I can see McCrory not wanting to have Munger in the hunt. Mike is likely to siphon off a lot of free-thinking types who are disgusted with the Republican Party. Perdue, on the other hand, should welcome Munger's participation.
Regardless of the political calculus, however, it's just plain wrong to have a lock-out of Dr. Munger. If this crap keeps up, I will be among the many fed-up voters opting for a third-party option this fall.
Do the right thing, Lieutenant Governor Perdue. Insist that the debates include ALL the gubernatorial candidates.