I’ve always maintained that any politician who does whatever they can to avoid debates should never receive a single vote from anyone. If you’re too much of a coward to debate issues publicly, you’re either unfit to hold the office for which you’re running or you’re hiding something.
Kind of like what the RNC is doing with its presidential debates for the 2016 election. In 2012, Republicans found out that the more national exposure their candidates received, the worse they looked. So what they’ve decided to do is reduce the number of debates in 2016 in an obvious attempt to better hide the ridiculousness of their candidates.
Or maybe you could just take a page out of Rick Perry’s playbook from 2010 when he flat out refused to debate Democrat Bill White. Because nothing says you’re proud of your record as governor – and have nothing to hide – quite like refusing to publicly debate your opponent.
Oh, and he refused to talk to local Texas newspapers as well.
Well it seems Greg Abbott has decided to copy Rick Perry a little by refusing to have more than two debates with his challenger, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis.
Abbott agreed to the two debates, to be held in Dallas and the Rio Grande Valley. Davis would also like to have four additional debates, in San Antonio, El Paso, Houston and Lubbock.
But it seems Abbott thinks Davis is playing “political theater” by requesting these debates. His campaign released the following statement:
“For more than six weeks, Sen. Davis has ducked invitations to participate in debates. Now, after Greg Abbott has taken the lead on this issue by accepting two statewide televised debates, the Davis campaign is trying to obscure their unresponsiveness with eleventh hour political theater. The debate about debates is over, and Greg Abbott will continue to outline his vision to create a better future for all Texans. Sen. Davis should spend less time on campaign gimmicks and more time preparing to face tough questions about her support for Obamacare, her involvement in an ongoing FBI investigation and her broken promises to release tax returns and her client list.”
So, wait. Abbott wanted debates, claims Davis avoided them, but now that she wants them “the debate is over”? It’s May! How is that “eleventh hour political theater”? The damn election isn’t for another six months!
It’s amazing how Abbott had time to campaign with admitted sexual predator Ted Nugent, but he’s too cowardly to participate in a few more debates with his opponent Wendy Davis.
Abbott’s response was absolutely pathetic. To claim that asking for more debates six months before the election amounts to “eleventh hour political theater” only shows what a gutless individual he really is.
But like I said, any politician who seems to be hiding from public debate isn’t someone anyone should cast a single vote for.
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