Saturday, March 20, 2004

The Libertarian Party of Illinois is holding a debate this evening (Saturday, March 20th) among three of their candidates who are vying for the Libertarian Party Presidential nomination.

Public Affairs, being fair and balanced, is not endorsing the Libertarian Party (or any other Party) or their candidates (or any other candidates) but we thought we would let you know that the Host of Public Affairs, Jeff Berkowitz, is moderating the debate this evening. Berkowitz is going to try to have a free flowing discussion, dialogue and debate with and among the candidates, as opposed to the boring League of Women Voters format, i.e., "same question, timed answers for each of the candidates," that characterized so many of the U. S. Senate candidate "debates or forums," in the recent Illinois Democratic and Republican Primary races.

The event is being held at the Ramada Plaza-O'Hare,
6600 N. Mannheim Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 827-5131

Dinner is $90 and is at 6:00 pm

The debate is from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm and I am told by the Illinois Libertarian Party's Executive Director, Jeff Trigg, that "they won't charge you anything to watch, but that doesn't mean they won't try to hit you up for money." I suppose their philosophy might be stated as, "Free to Choose and pretty much free to watch."

You can find out more information about the event at