Moderator Jim Lehrer sits at his desk before last Wednesday's debate between President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Denver. For third-party candidates, getting into a presidential debate is practically impossible.
To this day, getting a third-party candidate into a presidential debate is practically impossible. So we invited two of the third-party candidates — Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party and Jill Stein from the Green Party — to a debate of our own.
July 18, 2012 Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are dominating the airwaves, but they aren't the only people running for president. Dr. Jill Stein is running for President as the Green Party nominee. She started her career as a medical doctor and is now campaigning on issues like the economy, education, and health care. Host Michel Martin speaks with Dr. Stein about her "Green New Deal" and why she says choosing a third party is anything but a wasted vote.