Ralph Nader, the Independent presidential candidate, and Chuck Baldwin, the Constitution Party candidate, went back and forth talking about the issues never letting the discussion devolve into one aimed at the lowest common denominator.
The candidates never shirked from addressing ever pressing issues like the bailout, foreign policy in the Middle East, the Constitution, and the role of corporations in America.
The moderator was Chris Hedges, who, unlike Jim Lehrer, Gwen Ifill, Tom Brokaw, or Bob Schieffer, never backed off when posing questions. His question were often three and four part questions with complexities that will never be seen in a debate sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD).
The format for the debate was one the CPD should adopt.
The debate was taped and shown over C-SPAN. Check C-SPAN listings periodically for possible future showings.