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Massachusetts Liberal

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The People's Debate

It seems the Scott Brown campaign is in a snit having been caught up in its own the debate game.

Brown's folks were proud of themselves when they immediately took up Elizabeth Warren's debate challenge with a call to meet on the turf of conservative talk radio host Dan Rea. And when Warren failed to pick up the demand, they pounced.

Now the shoe appears to be on the other foot and the Brown camp in howling.

Victoria Kennedy and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute offered a venue for the two candidates to stake their claim for what Brown famously declared to be the "People's Seat" during his campaign against Martha Coakley. In fact it was at that exact forum and location in January 2010 when Brown made the claim.

The campaign, which is noticeably reticent to let the candidate speak for himself expect to attack Warren's heritage, went the surrogate route again to express its displeasure:
Vicki Kennedy gives money to Democrats, runs an institute led by major Democratic donors and former Ted Kennedy aides and campaigned against Scott Brown in 2010.
There is not a living soul who does recognize that Kennedy is the widow of the senator Brown succeeded and that she shares his passion for social justice. But the Brown campaign seems to be forgetting that he played off that reality quite well the last time around.

 I believe Rea can host an unbiased forum, and so can the Kennedy Institute. And what's good for the gander.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the venue, in a studio with no audience or in a hall packed with an audience of union hacks and govenrment handout receipients?

June 13, 2012 8:59 AM  
Blogger Outraged Liberal said...

You mean the defense contractors and financial service folks who receive Brown-supported handouts? Why should they be excluded?

June 14, 2012 6:03 AM  

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