Un-fucking-believable, that’s the only way to describe this.
Combined with about $31,000 he has already raised, Guthrie’s campaign loan “” $1,181,700 “” is the exact amount that KING-TV and The Seattle Times, sponsors of the debate, require candidates to have.
Criteria for debate participation, provided to Guthrie on Aug. 30, say fundraising is an “indicator of seriousness of purpose and public support.” Candidates had to have raised at least 10 percent of the total raised by the 2004 Senate winner, Sen. Patty Murray.
Mike Cate, a producer at KING-TV, said station officials and others involved in the debate will have to determine whether a self-financed campaign indicates public support.
I’m getting damned sick of these damned collusive rules that are aimed to keep Libertarians and other third parties off the public’s radar screen.
Mr. Guthrie, if KING-TV keeps you out of the debate, I strongly suggest you buy hundreds of chicken suits and pass them out to some paid supporters for them to just dance around in front of media stations and your opponents’s offices until election day.
If we can’t get fair media coverage running fair and issues-based campaigns, then maybe it’s really time to start acting like revolutionaries and take to the streets in mass protest of this nonsense.