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Hardline with Harwick Congressional Debate

By Howard B. Owens

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.

lazario ladou

Takes about 40 minutes

how long does it take to write a blog fairly?
How long does it take to read that blog

why not just spend 40 minutes or so and listen to as it comes from their mouths

I don't see why Davis not showing up is so important
Debate that last 1 hour and touches everything in the world is obviously not very informative
I think we need to change what we believe to be important
Missing a debate and suddenly he's not worthy?

Everyone is afraid of the word taxes
I'm not inclined to send a chicken$&*! anywhere to "fight" for me

Powers came from Iraq?

Both are about equal
Kryzan does not say the wrong things
Powers seems to go silent every once in a while

One is a lawyer
one is a kid

Sep 1, 2008, 3:23am Permalink
Daniel Jones

Jon is no 'kid', he's young, but he knows what its going to take....and honestly, who do you think is going to be on your side?

The arrogant multi-millionaire (Davis), the outsourcing CEO (Lee), the special-interest driven lawyer (Kryzan) or the young war veteran who's putting everything he has into this race (Powers), Jon Powers wants to serve, the others just want the title.

Sep 1, 2008, 6:47pm Permalink
Daniel Jones

Tell ya what, I'm solidly behind Jon question about it, but on the very off chance that he doesn't win and you decide to run I certainly will consider you.

Sep 2, 2008, 11:57pm Permalink

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