“We’re trying to draw the line somewhere. Our purpose is not to use the debates to help someone prove that they’re competitive. We use the debates for those people who have already proven they’re competitive to deliver their message to the American people. There’s a difference. Mr. Johnson or any other third-party candidate, if they meet the criteria, they’ll be invited.” - Frank Fahrenkopf, co-chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates (Raymond Thompson/The Washington Times)