The Libertarian Patriot
Michele Bachmann is crying foul, Ron Paul got 89 seconds and Gary Johnson was excluded from yet another debate.
Once upon a time, Bachmann was considered a front runner, but has been relegated to second or third tier status by the mediot elite, Paul has consistently polled in the top 5 throughout the entire process but is routinely ignored and Johnson would poll just as good or better than Huntsman and Santorum when he was included in the polls. We've also seen the fortunes of Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich rise as they get more positive face time while Rick perry has dropped due to the negative focus on his missteps.
Is this any way to give the voters a chance to make their own decision?
Most people don't even begin to pay attention to race until the start of the primary season with their focus being on the upcoming holidays for now. For the mediots to be eliminating candidates this early does a great disservice to the great majority who haven't had a chance to see everyone on the presidential buffet. Remember, Bill Clinton was only polling around 3% by this point in 1991 and Jimmy Carter was at 1% in 1975.
The point is, it's still anyone's race to win with every candidate deserving a fair shake this early in the process. For the mediots to deem themselves kingmakers is just undemocratic.