It's nearing the end of 2012, and the bastion of world democracy (The United States of America) is displaying its free and open process of elections for the world to observe. As is customary every four years, the rigorous selection process has served up a number of philosopher kings and queens from which to choose. But why have so many choices when with a bit of effort you can whittle it down to two candidates and let the people pick from those? Especially when it makes for such scintillating debates. Join Juice Rap News stalwart host Robert Foster as he shares his dreams for the Presidential Debates... and then receives something of a rude awakening.
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* BARACK OBAMA performed and rapped by Ben Bizuneh:
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* VIDEO ANIMATIONS for "Legitimate Debate" by Jonas Schweizer
* MUSIC & BEAT for "Legitimate Debate" composed by Adrian Sergovich
* VOICES for Romney, Elmo & Cookie Monster performed by Ming Lang
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* PRESIDENTIAL PUPPETRY by Lucy and Hugo
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* THANKS to D-Bot for many political conversations leading up to this episode; to Brother Damian for shoot assist and inspiration. And, as always, deep gratitude to Lucy & Caitlin for all the ongoing support (and patience).
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- IMPORTANT LINKS:
* MUST READ (Duty of Care) article by Daniel Ellsberg, "Progressives: In Swing States, Vote for Obama" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-...
* Check out DemocracyNow's "Expanding the Debate" series, in which you can hear Third-Party candidates responding to the same questions posed in the Presidential Debates - from which they are excluded by the Commission on Presidential Debates.
1) First Presidential debate including Jill Stein & Rocky Anderson: http://www.democracynow.org/2012/10/4...
2) VP Debate including Green Party and Justice Party VPs: http://www.democracynow.org/2012/10/1...
3) Second Presidential Debate including Jill Stein, Rocky Anderson and Virgil Goode: http://www.democracynow.org/2012/10/1...
* "Green Party Candidates Arrested, Shackled to Chairs For 8 Hours After Trying to Enter Hofstra Debate": http://www.democracynow.org/2012/10/1...