Hardline with Harwick Congressional Debate
Here's the audio from today's 26th Congressional Debate between Alice Kryzan and Jon Powers.
I haven't had time yet to listen to it. If anybody wants to write up a report of it, that would be great.
As for Jack Davis not participating -- his reported demands that his opponents sign various pledges before he'll debate them is down right anti-democratic (and I mean that with a small "d").
If you run for office, you don't get to dictate what issues your opponent will support, what ethics (or not) they will follow, what sort of campaign they will run. To expect otherwise is just basically anti-American. Either Jack Davis wants to be a lawfully elected representative, or he wants to be a dictator. To dodge debates under the pretense of lecturing other candidates is unconscionable.
We need representatives who will speak up for what they believe without fear or favor. We need representatives who will be transparent about what they believe and why they believe it. We need representatives who will discuss with anybody -- other candidates, media or constituent -- what they believe an why. We should fear those candidates who purposely make themselves inaccessible.
Again, i'm not taking sides here. I'm just saying why Jack Davis was wrong to dodge the debate.