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Let All the Candidates Debate, Democrats

Yes, even Larry Lessig.
Let him in.

Let him in.

Photographer: Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Say what you will about Larry Lessig's presidential bid -- and his campaign makes Quixote look like Machiavelli -- the last candidate in the race has a point: He deserves to be on stage for the Democratic Party's first debate Tuesday evening.

Before setting the eligibility criteria for the debates, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz pledged to strive for "maximum inclusion." True to her word, the party set a how-low-can-you-go threshold for participation of at least 1 percent in three national polls.