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The Roanoke Times is reporting that WDBJ and Virginia Tech will have a debate and that the major party candidates will be there:

Officials at Virginia Tech and Roanoke’s WDBJ-TV said Wednesday that they will jointly host a debate on the Blacksburg campus on Oct. 24, just 12 days before Election Day in the nation’s only competitive governor’s race this year.

WDBJ news director Kelly Zuber said that both Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli have agreed in principle to the panel-style debate at Virginia Tech’s Haymarket Theater. She said a few details are still being resolved.

But there’s no word on whether Libertarian Robert Sarvis will be invited.  He should be.  He has polled from 7-10% in the last four polls.  Here’s the contact (Be classy!) at WDBJ:  Kelly Zuber: kzuber [at]

I do not have a good contact at VT.

Also cite this Roanoke Times article on Sarvis:

Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis draws in voters

It shows that there is a small but determined group that wants another choice:

As Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli are locked in a tightening race, the Libertarian nominee for governor has siphoned support of 7 percent of likely Virginia voters.


As for Sarvis, 85 percent of voters said they did not know enough about him to form an opinion, according to the poll.

That means that nearly HALF of the voters who know Robert Sarvis want to vote for him!

Remember:  Be classy and respectful with Ms. Zuber!

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)


  1. Gene says:

    Yesterday, it was announced that The Federal Reserve will continue the $85 B a month known as QE, that goes to Wall St.. This is nothing more than food stamps for Wall St.. I call it BernankeCare. A continuous bailout, with no end in sight. Over a trillion dollars a year created, not borrowed. I suspect Wall St. companies send quite a bit back to Congress and both parties, through PAC’s and other means. Total CORRUPTION!

    Don’t you people understand that this makes your gas and grocery prices higher because if devalues the dollar?

    Now today, the Republican House voted to cut food stamps $40B. Republican Reverse Robin Hood’s finest hour.

    They used some surfer kid in California as an example of abuse.

    How many Wall St. Companies have abused the bail outs? How many have been prosecuted for the mortgage crisis?

    America = 2 Thessalonians 2: 10-12

    • Jeff says:

      Interesting point, but what on earth does this have to do with Robert Sarvis?

    • I am always pleased when the Holy Scriptures are cited at this blog! Here is II Thessalonians 2:10-12 in the KJV:

      And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
      11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
      12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

      In many ways this is true today. We deny the truth of the Bible and God. Politics is not the solution but a true revival and repentance and return to God is necessary. For more info on receiving the Savior Jesus Christ go to:

      I think to some extent both political parties are derelict in their duty to the Constitution (although the Republicans do have a few trying to do right) and this may lead to an urgent crisis for the Republic.

      Thanks for coming by, Gene.

      Elwood “Sandy” Sanders recently posted…LIBERTARIAN ROBERT SARVIS should be INCLUDED in THIS DEBATE! My Profile

  2. robert e shannon

    Once again it shows that the two major party candidates have their own personal ambition as motivating their campaigns. If Virginia and the citizens interests were at the forefront of their concerns they would want Sarvis included. If Sarvis were to be included then Virginian’s would see what mental midgets both McAuliffe and Cuccinelli are.
    That is what really explains why he isn’t. They know on stage he would eat their proverbial lunch.
    Bob Shannon

  3. Gene says:

    Sandy in your posts I believe that you mention that Sarvis would be doing better with the proper funds?

    You are right. However, by not having the money, doesn’t that also mean that ” they” do not own him yet? I believe that “they” will not give anyone the money unless one has been properly vetted, and realizes who the boss is.

    In my opinion, one cannot fix American politics without taking corporate and special interest money out first.

    Let’s look at the QE money, 85B a month. Isn’t it true that a portion of it is sent back to Washington, and the states by the Wall St. Corporations that receive it? In the form of PAC money and other campaign and party contributions. How much SNAP money comes back?

    You think I am wrong, prove it. Since we cannot audit the Fed, it opens the door to massive corruption.


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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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