] So in your world, having a website is equal to being on a
] nationally televised debate appearing on all major television
Who said anything about equality? I didn't.
I don't know about yours, but on November 2, my presidential ballot is going to list a lot more than four candidates.
So, you'd admit Badnarik and Cobb to the Bush-Kerry debate. What about all the rest of the candidates? You're still excluding them. I guess some are more equal than others?
Attempting to achieve "equality" in this context is a fruitless exercise. It simply doesn't scale.
"Fair" is to give each candidate airtime according to the national polling data. For each hour of debate, Bush gets 29 minutes, Kerry gets 29 minutes, Nader gets 50 seconds, Badnarik gets 5 seconds, Cobb gets 5 seconds, and so on, down the line.
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