The former CNN giant will guide next Tuesday's debate in Chicago, which will be broadcast on the Internet. The candidates taking part are the Libertarian Party's Gary Johnson, the Green Party's Jill Stein, the Constitution Party's Virgil Goode and the Justice Party's Rocky Anderson.
You may remember Larry King left CNN. For years, he did Larry King Live on CNN. I can't imagine anyone having cable in the 90s and 00s not having watched Larry at least once. In the 90s, I watched very often. In the 00s, I'd go by the guest, to be honest. But in the 90s, I would have potatoes to peel or peas to shell or some other cooking prep for the next day's dinner (you have to do that when you work and have 8 kids). So I'd turn on the little black and white TV I had on a kitchen cabinet and sit at the table and take care of that while I watched Larry King.
Larry King is in semi-retirment now, if that. I thought he was retiring. But recently, I discovered his new show Larry King Now. Hulu has it. I don't work on tomorrow's dinner but I do catch it. I could care less about The Next One -- a musical competition that airs on the CW -- but I did watch that episode where he interviewed the artists. My favorite was when he interviewed Penny Marshall. She was hilarious. He has also spent two episodes doing a very thoughtful and politically probing interview with Gary Johnson (Libertarina Party's presidential candidate).
So I have high hopes for this debate.
I understand people who are no longer supporting her. I've read your e-mails. You feel that when the left saw Barack for what he was after the first debate, Jill should have stepped in comparing and contrasting herself to Barack. Her refusal to do so makes it look like she's not a real candidate.
I just hit 'post' and realized I needed to add something. While she was silent on Barack, her campaign put up two attacks -- one on Mitt Romney and one on Paul Ryan. I know that. And, no, it doesn't make me want to applaud her. I think it was craven and disgusting. But, as I say below, I think she has had a bad campaign.
I think she just has a really bad campaign.
But I am voting for her. I never told anyone how to vote before, I won't now. Vote for Barack, vote for Mitt, vote for Gary, vote for Jill, vote for whomever or make the decision not to vote and as long as that choice feels comfortable to you, that's fine. Just be happy with your own choice.
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