*Independent candidate Robert Owens was not included in this forum because he failed to meet the minimum criteria WCPN established for participation. We followed the lead of the Presidential Debate Commission in determining who's eligible. Like the commission, we automatically invite the Republican and Democratic candidates because they have the backing of a major party. Independents and Third Party candidates may be included if they hit a threshold of at least 15 percent in at least one scientific poll. Owens fell short of that threshold in the two polls published so far on this race.
However, Robert Owens will be our guest Friday, October 17, here on 90.3 during Morning Edition. Also, WVIZ/PBS will air a debate October 14th involving all three candidates at the Columbus City Club. The debate airs Tuesday night at 11:00 on WVIZ/PBS.
"An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry."~T.S. Eliot
We’ve heard much about the Presidential election’s historical significance, but there are races of great importance to be decided November 4th right here in Northeast Ohio. You’re invited to join us for The Sound of Ideas® special Candidate Forums, on 90.3.
Other Candidates' Forums:
14th Congressional District: LaTourette(R)* v. O'Neill(D), September 17, 2008
10th Congressional District: Kucinich(D)* v. Trakas(R), October 1, 2008
Cuyahoga County Commissioner Seat: Jones(D)* v. Sutherland(R), October 6, 2008
Ohio Attorney General Race: Cordray(D) v. Crites(R), October 14, 2008
16th Congressional District: Schuring(R) v. Boccieri(D), October 22, 2008
13th Congressional District: Sutton(D)* v. Potter(R), October 29, 2008