Minow: The Debates Should Only Include Viable Presidential Candidates

Only Viable Nominees, Please: Let’s not include all 260 presidential candidates in the debates.

Presidential candidates Al Gore and George W. Bush have their first debate in Boston at the University of Massachusetts. Moderator Jim Lehrer is seated in the foreground.
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The current criterion is clear, objective, and fair.

Newton Minow, a past co-chair of the Commission on Presidential Debates, is a member of its board of directors.

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