Wednesday, September 06, 2006

New GOP debate strategy: Duck and cover

Endangered Republican State Senators must be getting some advice from their caucus staffs campaign advisors along the lines of, "We can reduce the chances that you'll l say something stupid if you don't say anything at all."

First it was Tom Reynolds, backing out of a debate with Dem challenger Jim Sullivan for fear that someone would tape him and use his own words against him.

Now it's another GOP crackpot, Dave Zien, who was a no-show for a public radio debate with his primary opponent, Karen Anderson, even though he had agreed to be there. Pat Kreitlow, the Dem candidate, chided Zien, who was reportedly cutting a TV commercial instead of debating.

Zien's no-show was reminiscent of Mark Green campaign manager Mark Graul's failure to show up for a half hour on public radio awhile back.

Is there something about public radio that makes these guys shy, or is it just disdain for the public in general?


At 12:25 PM, Blogger stop the gaga said...

Perhaps its because WPR is long considered a forum for Democratic positions, along with a very limited audience. Couple that with a primary opponent that has about as much chance of winning as Fred Risser does of changing political parties, and you can see that Dave is using his time wisely.

At 3:03 PM, Blogger Other Side said...

No ... it's disdain.


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