ST. PAUL, MINN.Larry King, the celebrated talk show host accustomed to A-list interview guests, has agreed to moderate a debate featuring a squad of minor-party presidential candidates.
The former CNN giant will guide next Tuesday’s debate in Chicago, which will be broadcast on the Internet. The candidates taking part are the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson, the Green Party’s Jill Stein, the Constitution Party’s Virgil Goode and the Justice Party’s Rocky Anderson.
King told The Associated Press it’s clear none of them will win the election, but said they all deserve a voice in the presidential race.
Democrats and Republicans are keeping tabs on Johnson and Goode, two ex-Republicans who could be factors in key battleground states.
“They have a story to tell. It’s a valid story,” King said. “It’s a two-party system, but not a two-party system by law.”