It has been a terrible disservice to the citizens, voters and electorate that the debates, restricted by the Commission on Presidential Debates, which is controlled by the major political parties, were limited to only those two. This publication, in various front-page articles and commentary on the Opinion page, would have everyone believe that there are only a choice of two people running for president.
The CPD convenes to create the format and rules for the debates. Though many people believe there are huge differences between these two corporate-controlled political parties, in the vast universe of political opinions they are more similar than they are different. Their differences on many important issues are basically insignificant. Numerous articles and observers from around the world have pointed out how limited the American voters are when it comes to our choices during elections.
Besides the Democrat incumbent and the Republican challenger, Hawaii voters will have a choice of four individuals on the ballot to chose. This includes the Green Party presidential candidate, Dr. Jill Stein, and the Libertarian Party candidate, a former governor of New Mexico. In other states, voters may also choose the Justice Party candidate - a former mayor of Salt Lake City, a former Virginia congressperson or write-in anybody they wish.
Hawaii is one of only five states in the country which outlaws write-in voting, securing this limitation. Alaska currently has a U.S. senator who was elected as a write-in candidate. This limits the electorate even further.