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August: Roy Blunt's Senate campaign puts out a release challenging Robin Carnahan to six debates, including ones on Fox News Sunday and Meet the Press.

September:

Tony Wyche, a Democratic consultant who negotiated the debate schedule on behalf of Carnahan, said he tried to nail down more than three in-state debates in addition to forums offered by Fox News Channel and NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“Blunt said they would not take part in either of those debates and stated that under no circumstance would they do debates on network affiliates. Their claim was that they felt singling out one network affiliate would upset other network affiliates, which is odd, since they originally proposed ‘Meet the Press’ on NBC and ‘Fox News Sunday,’ which are exclusive to specific networks,” Wyche said.

Blunt and Carnahan settled on an untelevised debate sponsored by the Missouri Press Association in Lake Ozark and a debate on Kansas City Public Television. Negotiations over a third debate on public television in St. Louis – the largest television market in the state — fell apart over who would serve as moderator.

Wyche definitely wins the story with this:

“After all their chest-thumping, bloviation, the use of a countdown clock on their website, press releases, and Blunt himself going on the air saying he’d debate ‘anytime, anywhere,’ and now this?,” he said. “I mean, they would not go on ‘Fox News Sunday.’ Chris Wallace is suing us, and we are still willing to go on his show to debate Blunt, but Blunt won’t. Telling.”

If you're the frontrunner, which Blunt still is, you know you don't have much to gain from debates. The question is how much you think you have to lose, and if it's worth drawing attention to that by trying to avoid public debate. Sounds like Blunt knows he has a lot to lose if Missouri's voters see him go head to head with Carnahan.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 07:30 AM PDT.

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  •  If you are ahead you don't debate (7+ / 0-)

    and hope the public doesn't care much.

    It would be political malpractice for Blount to have 6 debates with someone he leads.

    The hope is Carnahan can turn it into an issue.

    The bitter truth of deep inequality has been disguised by an era of cheap imported goods and the anyone-can-make-it celebrity myth - Polly Toynbee

    by fladem on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 07:34:13 AM PDT

    •  Private polling this week has Carnahan within 5 (6+ / 0-)

      points of Blunt with a significant undecided vote.  If she goes into Election Day 5 or fewer behind we have a nail-biter.

      This is an odd position for Blunt because he does NOT have this election locked down.  His base won't give a damn whether he debates or not but independent voters might.

      "Goldman Sachs forced to legally change name to 'Goldman Sachs,Those Bastards'...The Onion February 1, 2010

      by St Louis Woman on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 08:07:20 AM PDT

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      •  In general (0+ / 0-)

        I have found that candidates seldom are able to make the "he won't debate me" argument much of an issue.  However, what can happen is if the election gets close, a reversal of your prior debate position can look like panic and by itself hurt your candidacy.

        The bitter truth of deep inequality has been disguised by an era of cheap imported goods and the anyone-can-make-it celebrity myth - Polly Toynbee

        by fladem on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 08:52:49 AM PDT

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        •  Agree. Not an issue unless there's context (0+ / 0-)

          In this case, she's spending all of her money telling voters how corrupt Blunt is....if I was running her campaign I'd make an ad about the refusal to debate as more evidence that he's corrupt because 'he won't even answer questions about it'.

          Elevates the importance of flip-flopping on debates.

          "Goldman Sachs forced to legally change name to 'Goldman Sachs,Those Bastards'...The Onion February 1, 2010

          by St Louis Woman on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 03:59:54 PM PDT

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    •  And even if you aren't ahead (2+ / 0-)
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      askew, kj in missouri

      ACT like you are and don't debate. Ohio is seeing an epidemic of this in state and congressional races. The Republicans are swaggering like they've already been sworn in. Our City Club has an unprecedentedly small number of debates on the calendar. Most of the ones refusing the debates are NOT shoo-in winners; in some cases, they're not even ahead in the polls. They just don't think the public should know what they are about because they understand if they did, they'd be in trouble.

      De-orangify Congress: Justin Coussoule for Oh-08 http://www.coussouleforcongress.com/

      by anastasia p on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 09:01:26 AM PDT

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  •  Is it just me? (10+ / 0-)

    Or does there appear to be mounting evidence of a republican party chattering from within about how damaging saying anything public to the press is to the party?

    It's spreading like a bad flu.  How in the hell do they expect to get elected if they don't stand in front of a camera and let people hear what perfect idiot liars they are?

    Write In: Alan Grayson

    by Detroit Mark on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 07:34:19 AM PDT

    •  It's brand management (9+ / 0-)

      The GOP's weakest link is their candidates.

      Why would they want people seeing them. :)

      •  They seem to be winning over the country (2+ / 0-)
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        cskendrick, TomP

        just by being as far right and bizarrely rediculous as possible.

        People may not be voting for their harsh, extreme, racist and hateful ideas.

        But little by little they seem to be nudging the center to the right so people like Ron Reagan actually look sane.

        This can be a real problem for people interested in convincing America to try new and progressive things.

        Write In: Alan Grayson

        by Detroit Mark on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 07:45:37 AM PDT

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        •  It's playing to hardwiring (3+ / 0-)

          There is no society more sophisticated at playing with psychology than the United States.

          And no industry better at it than the media.

          People can't even make themselves stop feeding carcinogens into their bodies (and those of their kids) night and day.

          And people really wonder why self-interest and how people vote are two very different things?

          There's no question why: The more we are interconnected the less we are capable of asserting self-interest.

          And the more that connection is one-way, top-down and monopolistic - the less we have conversations... and the more we have chains.

          It's only in places such as these - where vast globe-spanning talk is possible, two-way, all day, that the freedom of speech, of thought, of feeling has any chance.

          And why places like thesea rre under such dedicated assault by entrenched media.

          We not only show them up at their supposed job of telling then news - we impair their ability to do their actual job - influence opinion.

          •  People like Blunt (1+ / 0-)
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            kj in missouri

            and all the rest of the Republo-Teabagging crowd would be nothing more than local backwater fringe kooks if it wasn't for the media. We have a pure propaganda outlet in Fox generating stories and the rest of the "legitimate" media consuming and repackaging them in a desperate attempt to gain market share.

            •  It's first mover advantage (3+ / 0-)

              If a progressive messaging had gotten kick-started it would be the other way BUT... who has the money, connections, etc to kick-start first?

              Answer - people who are well-set in the existing order of things. People who tend to like things as they are, only even more favorable to their own interests.

              Ultimately, the very rich do not actively seek to exploit the less rich. They are much more focused on status contests with others among the very rich - and those who aspire to become very rich themselves.

              Extracting more economic rent out of the peasants is just one means of many to an end - power vis a vis other elites, companies and states.

              That's why the super rich are not really into class warfare.

              They don't think of their livestock like that.

          •  There's a difference between self-interest (0+ / 0-)

            and self-centered.  The self-centered are often lacking in awareness of where their self-interest even lies.  Basking in the reflected glory of celebrities seems to provide satisfaction enough.  The problem with Obama arises largely, I suspect, from the fact that when they look at him they can't relate.  They don't see themselves reflected in the image of President Obama.

            The Republican party can say good-bye to their base for good, if that ever changes.  Punitive patriots really have very little to offer besides good hair and a strong hand-shake.

            The Constitution is not a menu for an exclusive diner.

            by hannah on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 08:17:10 AM PDT

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            •  Oh it's more elemental than that (0+ / 0-)

              Human beings shy away from relating to pain.

              That's the true damage of torture - it desensitizes and alienates the victims of it from their own affinity group. Those person shy away psychologically .. and from all others of their own "kind".

              It's a direct attack on community. It's an especially effective form of terrorism for this reason.

              Where Republicans are is a place it is easy for otherwise nice people to be - abject terror of becoming sick, old, wounded, hungry, ridiculed, discredited and - worst of all - poor.

              And the rank and file voters are encouraged to fear being all of these things, for once they are they, too, become alienated.

              And since most people are in truth live with multiple challenges of health, life, family, work and finances (especially now!), everyone is afraid of being "found out".

              So they stay in line..and stay away from acknowledge that they ,too, have suffered mischances (because it's always 'bad choices'). That they, too, haven't enough insurance or insurance at all to cover their meds (trust in prayer). They, too, can lose a job tomorrow through no fault of their own (if a plant closes, it's the liberals' or unions' fault, never that the employer just up and decided Bangladeshi wages are worth the risk of relocation to a sometimes-unstable regime).

              It's always. Someone's. Fault.

              And since they can't and won't blame themselves, guess what? They blame you.

              And that's why Republicans are fired up to vote for Republicans.

              They cannot bear being separated from their support. And if they show any hesitation or weakness or doubt, wham! All their true weaknesses will show.
              Terror of that kind of exposure is why terrorizing everyone "other" is not just ok by Republicans but actively promoted and embraced.

              You out there being sick and poor, persecuted and unemployed?

              They truly feel the same way. They don't hate you because you are different. They hate you because your situation and theirs are often very much alike.

              But you can't be part of their herd, they don't want to be part of yours and they are terrified of being kicked out of their illusory identity as rich, hard-working, godly, successful, healthy good-choices-always people.

              They know they don't measure up, most of them.

              They know we know we're not perfect, too.

              They know we know THEY aren't at all.

              And that iterative knowledge is the most galling of all.

              •  It's an interesting argument. (0+ / 0-)

                But, I'm not entirely convinced because, in order to shy away from pain, one's own or someone else's, one has to know what it is.  So, there has to be an initial cause of pain and deprivation which sets them on alert.

                Besides, it's only a small percentage of the population, mostly older people.  So, perhaps a common past of having been introduced to abuse is the cause.  Some people, regardless of whether they experience pain themselves, have a lot of empathy for those in pain.  The lack of empathy would seem to be independently caused.  Some people are born with it.  Some people are also born insensitive to their own physical pain.  There's a lot more variability than we are aware of.

                The Constitution is not a menu for an exclusive diner.

                by hannah on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 08:57:44 AM PDT

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        •  Is the economy. ...in hard times (0+ / 0-)

          people would listen to all sorts of whackos...The GOP is taking advantage of that.

          "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross." Sinclair Lewis, 1935 --Talk of foresight--

          by tuma on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 09:05:12 AM PDT

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    •  They won't get elected if they (0+ / 0-)

      stand infront of the camera...Few take debates seriously--it is a sponsor getter for the media but little comes out of it..Just hammer away at what they say and have done...Let them run away and publicize that!   The Alaskan quitter is a good example --she only does censored scripted press and 7% think her qualified to be elected to dog catcher..

    •  They have decided "Fool the some of the people (0+ / 0-)

      all of the time" is a political strategery.

      Spray tons of carcinogens into the ocean to hide petroleum spewed from a hastily-drilled hole from a greedy corporation, but don't smoke pot.

      by xxdr zombiexx on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 08:09:26 AM PDT

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  •  Is this getting any coverage in Missouri? (7+ / 0-)

    Otherwise Blunt "win" the story by not having as many debates as he proposed.  

    Carnahan needs to make it an ad - "Blunt proposed six debates, I agreed to all of them, now he backs out - What is he hiding?"

    It might seem insider baseball, but it would make Blunt out to be chickenshit.  

    Fired up! Ready to fold!

    by Jonze on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 07:34:32 AM PDT

    •  No one cars. (1+ / 0-)
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      Jonze

      Carnahan seems to be fading in spite of non-stop attack ads on Blunt.

      Maybe things will change.  I hope so.

      Deoliver47, quoting Bernice Johnson Reagon: "If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

      by TomP on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 08:04:30 AM PDT

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      •  Tom, much to my surprise she is getting back into (3+ / 0-)
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        askew, TomP, Jonze

        this race.  The polling has tightened considerably.  I'm surprised, and you know how irritated I am with her and her campaign but she has significantly closed the gap in the last few weeks.

        "Goldman Sachs forced to legally change name to 'Goldman Sachs,Those Bastards'...The Onion February 1, 2010

        by St Louis Woman on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 08:09:39 AM PDT

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    •  Not "what", "why." (2+ / 0-)
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      kj in missouri, Jonze

      Bullies are cowards when they're not hiding behind a pulpit.

      There are not Teddy Roosevelt Republicans.

      The Constitution is not a menu for an exclusive diner.

      by hannah on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 08:19:42 AM PDT

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    •  It would be an excellent letter (1+ / 0-)
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      kj in missouri

      to the editor. In fact, being a MO person myself, I might just pen it.

      Any other KC or St. Louis folks out there should do the same. Spread the word:

      Why doesn't he want to debate?

      Point out his policies.
      Point out his radical agenda.

      Get it in the papers.

      A Carnahan win would be quite a coup.

      A Blunt win would be worse than the decades we've had with Bond. Bond was a conservative, lock-step republican, but he was definitely not a radical.

      "YOPP!" --Horton Hears a Who

      by Reepicheep on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 08:49:29 AM PDT

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  •  I live in St. Louis (5+ / 0-)

    It's nice to still see the Carnahan ads showing Blunt being grilled by Chris Wallace are playing every day.  What happened to the lawsuit by Fox Noise?

    The hope for tomorrow must be more powerful than the fear of today.

    by woobie on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 07:35:01 AM PDT

  •  I am starting to smell the fear (10+ / 0-)

    Why the "Pledge to America"? They think they need to rally the base. Epic fail, BTW.

    Why not debate in MO? Race is too close.

    The GOP is showing signs of being nervous. If we keep the pressure on we may be able to get another "Palin as VP" moment out of them.

    In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

    by blue aardvark on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 07:35:27 AM PDT

  •  With all of those Senate candidates not wanting (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    askew

    to talk, David Gregory must be scrambling to find something to do with that airtime usually devoted to on-air debates.

    No, it's never just been in the South.

    by conlakappa on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 07:35:53 AM PDT

    •  David Gregory <3 GOP (0+ / 0-)

      David Gregory must be scrambling to find something to do with that airtime usually devoted to on-air debates.

      Nah.
      Slim will just bring on a bunch of teabagging republicans to fill the time with platitudes and lies. Same as it always was...

      AG Holder is obstructing justice by actively refusing investigation of war crimes.

      by cybersaur on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 08:09:11 AM PDT

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  •  Maybe Blunt's afraid of younger women too. (3+ / 0-)
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    askew, moose67, Benintn

    Don't Let The Republicans Break Your Government Again...Vote Democratic 2010. March on Washington D.C. 10-02-10.

    by reddbierd on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 07:38:12 AM PDT

  •  Are you noticing a trend here? (4+ / 0-)

    Sarah Palin suggests to Christine McDonnell to only talk to FOX news evidently because it will be a soft interview and help her in fund raising and getting out her message.  All over the country, Tea Party/Republican candidates are refusing interviews and debates because a "real" interview by a "real" journalist or panel of "real" concerned citizens might just expose them for what they really are.  Here in Michigan, after much negotiation, the GOP candidate for governor, Rick Snyder, finally agreed to just one debate with the well-spoken Democratic candidate, Virg Bernero.  The lead Snyder has right now would plummet after a significant debate because Bernero, who is so much more in touch with the working middle class than the wealthy, self-defined "nerd" Snyder.

    "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." - JFK

    by moose67 on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 07:39:46 AM PDT

  •  I've never seen a party (2+ / 0-)
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    askew, kj in missouri

    so completely and consciously trying not to tell anyone what they think.

    The Tea Partiers were bad enough, but this is an incumbnet who, one would presume, would have a record he'd want to run on.

    Fight until we win. Then we can begin arguing about the details. - Kwickkick (RIP) 2009

    by RickMassimo on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 07:40:14 AM PDT

    •  Duh. People who don't think can't tell you (1+ / 0-)
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      RickMassimo

      what they think.  These punitive politicians are instinct-driven.  They're directed by their gut emotions (wrath, envy, greed, gluttony, lust, pride and sloth).  And when they get frustrated, they're out to destroy what they can't get.

      Après moi le déluge is French for "I've got mine; let's get out of here."

      The Constitution is not a menu for an exclusive diner.

      by hannah on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 08:28:35 AM PDT

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  •  GOP Brand Management (3+ / 0-)
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    kj in missouri, cybersaur, Benintn

    Republicans don't want their own candidates  damaging their brand any further. :)

  •  Show-me state, anyone? (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    askew, aimeeinkc, kj in missouri

    Blunt has a lot to lose by hiding... but the question is whether Carnahan can capitalize.

    15 million voters in 42 days. Sign up at OFA today.

    by Benintn on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 07:41:21 AM PDT

  •  My incumbent won't debate either (4+ / 0-)
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    askew, kj in missouri, Benintn, MNGlasnant

    John Kline, MN-2, won't come out from behind his electronic wall to debate Shelley Madore.  He does telephone "townhall meetings" - supposedly a better use of his time.  He's too busy attending fundraisers for Michele Bachmann.  Oh, and receiving Koch contributions (they have a big plant here).  His "polls" are worthy of Rasmussen and are an extreme example of push-polling.  He went from the military to Congress, and he's totally covered either way.  He didn't even live here until shortly before filing (the last day).  But then, his strings are pulled nationally by his Republican masters.  

  •  Blunt may be too busy. (4+ / 0-)
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    askew, aimeeinkc, Vicky, St Louis Woman

       Polishing his trophies.

    Photobucket

    Don't Let The Republicans Break Your Government Again...Vote Democratic 2010. March on Washington D.C. 10-02-10.

    by reddbierd on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 07:41:33 AM PDT

  •  Why would any National network broadcast (0+ / 0-)

    a Senate election debate? Does Blount really think he speaks for all republicans and that Carnahan speaks for all Democrats?

  •  Skeleton Lady's performance in Arizona... (2+ / 0-)
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    askew, cybersaur

    ...spooked them all.

    They're dumb and they know it.

    The last time we broke a president, we ended up with Reagan.

    by Bush Bites on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 07:50:20 AM PDT

  •  I'm the Queen of Mean on this stuff. (2+ / 0-)
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    askew, Bush Bites

    Blunt won't debate because he's too stupid to be seen on TV.  Carnahan, who is behind and therefore has nothing to lose, should say that Blunt is afraid to debate because he's too stupid to be seen on TV.  Democrats run their campaign as if there's life after defeat and they need to maintain their friendships across the aisle.  That has to stop.

    The most impressive thing about man [...] is the fact that he has invented the concept of that which does not exist--Glenn Gould

    by Rich in PA on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 07:50:36 AM PDT

  •  Something not mentioned... (3+ / 0-)
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    cybersaur, Jerry056, mckennamiller

    ...regarding the 'lawsuit' from FOX/Chris Wallace/Blunt Campaign is that the Carnahan campaign has been at the ready with all their paperwork trying to expedite this whole affair, but the FOXWalBlunt folks have been stalling at every turn.  Credit the folks at firedupmissouri.com for staying on top of this story.  

    It's funny how the party who is against frivolous lawsuits seems to always be the ones filing frivolous lawsuits...Then again, with these folks why would we expect anything less?

    •  Fired Up Missouri is a great state blog. (3+ / 0-)
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      askew, kj in missouri, mckennamiller

      Anyone interested in this race should be reading it.

    •  Not surprising in the least (1+ / 0-)
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      mckennamiller

      It's funny how the party who is against frivolous lawsuits seems to always be the ones filing frivolous lawsuits...Then again, with these folks why would we expect anything less?

      The GOP stance against "frivolous lawsuits" is trumped by their unfailing devotion to hypocrisy.

      AG Holder is obstructing justice by actively refusing investigation of war crimes.

      by cybersaur on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 08:12:11 AM PDT

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    •  Whatever these punitive pols are (0+ / 0-)

      for or against, it's probably the opposite they're after or afraid of.

      Dualism leads them to think that when one thing is down, it's opposite is up and vice versa.  Democrats get tricked when they respond as if Republicants were sincere.

      Saying the opposite of what you mean is not lying, if there's an enemy to be deceived.  In the context of government by the people, the American people are the enemy of the ruling elite.

      The Constitution is not a menu for an exclusive diner.

      by hannah on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 08:42:03 AM PDT

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  •  One idea: (3+ / 0-)
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    cybersaur, ajr111240, FriedmanIsDead

    Keep the Debate as scheduled, have Carnahan appear and debate an EMPTY CHAIR.  Right now that's the only way these weasel Repub's who don't want to look like the "devoid of ideas" party have to offer and they know it's to their benefit to "run out the clock" in a midterm election.

    I partially hold the networks responsible when the republican "backs out" because I feel they still should have the debate and it would only HELP the democrat who's debating the Empty Chair!

    •  Good idea but... (0+ / 0-)

      I think thats a phenomenal idea except for one thing.  The GOP would start having spurious debates every week and just have Blunt sitting there saying over and over, where's Robin?!?!  Where's Robin?!?!  Then the angry pitch fork crowd would start a protest at her house, kill her dog and cut the gas line to the neighbor's house.  I somehow see those dirty trickster's making this into something completely disingenuous as opposed to just good politicking

  •  If they can't call them "little lady," (0+ / 0-)

    women candidates are really threatening.  How do you even pick an appropriate joke to break the ice?  See, it's a real dilemma.

    Blunt's seat is probably one the boys at Koch and Stephens Inc. and Cargill look to fly under the radar while the "fake flakes," Ayotte, O'Donnell, Angle and Bachmann keep the media fascinated with their outrageous antics.

    Whatever Republicants are for or against, it's always good to inquire what alternative they are hiding.  Because that's likely what they want to promote or avoid.  Rand Paul, for example, was made very uncomfortable by questions about NAFTA.  We forget that St. Louis has a world trade center and that the money men at Stifel Nicolaus, for example, are internationalists, a down home financial center in competition with Wall Street.  Part of the antagonism toward Washington in "fly-over" country has roots in their envy of the East and West Coasts.

    The Constitution is not a menu for an exclusive diner.

    by hannah on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 08:09:49 AM PDT

  •  Chicken suit (0+ / 0-)

    There needs to be a guy in a chicken suit follows Blunt around to his appearances.  There was someone did that in 1992, called himself "Chicken George", to excellent effect, in the Presidential race where Clinton beat Bush I, keeping him to one term.

    exmearden: Grab every minute of joy you can. 8/30/09

    by Land of Enchantment on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 08:15:54 AM PDT

  •  infuriating (0+ / 0-)

    just no words.  spittle, clenched teeth, but no words.  

    "From single strands of light we build our webs." ~kj

    by kj in missouri on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 09:02:40 AM PDT

  •  Robin Carnahan took a right turn into (0+ / 0-)

    Blue Dogville months ago and I haven't contributed since.  Carnahan is not a "better Democrat."  I'm sorry to say.

  •  Note to Carnahan (1+ / 0-)
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    ajr111240

    end every interview, press release, at the end of every answer..tag on "Blunt if you are not scared that voters would see through you, let's debates the issues face to face, come out of hiding"

    "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross." Sinclair Lewis, 1935 --Talk of foresight--

    by tuma on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 09:08:56 AM PDT

  •  I know a Roy Blunt staffer. (0+ / 0-)

    Definitely gonna have to grill him on this. Should be fun!

    "Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself." - Robert G. Ingersoll

    by Apost8 on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 09:59:57 AM PDT

  •  He's afraid that his message will be blunted. (0+ / 0-)

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