Third-Party Candidates Face Off

    CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 23: Presidential candidates (R - L) Jill Stein of the Green Party, Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party, Virgil Goode of the  Constitution Party and Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party  participate in a debate on October 23, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The debate was sponsored by the Free and Equal Elections Foundation and moderated by former CNN talk-show host Larry King.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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    How do they feel about horses and bayonets? The third-party presidential candidate debate was Tuesday night in Chicago, with Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson, Green Party nominee Jill Stein, Constitution Party nominee Virgil Goode, and Justice Party nominee Rocky Anderson participating. Larry King and Christina Tobin served as moderators, kicking off the night by asking candidates their opinions on the “top two” system of selecting candidates—a method that most, unsurprisingly, opposed. The Democratic and Republican parties are putting a “stranglehold on our democracy,” Anderson said, with Johnson labeling Obama and Romney “Tweedledee and Tweedledum.”

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