Skip to comments.Senator Refuses to Debate Opponent
Posted on 06/01/2014 11:05:10 AM PDT by John Semmens
Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss) continues to decline invitations to debate his Republican primary opponent Chris McDaniel on the grounds that this is a race for the United States Senate, not a debating society.
The voters of Mississippi have had 40 years to get to know my views, Cochran pointed out. I dont see how a few hours of debate at this late date could provide a significant augmentation of what Ive said and done in my service to the citizens of this fine state over this lengthy period.
By appearing on the same platform with my less-experienced challenger I would be elevating his staturemaking him seem a viable alternative, the Senator observed. Why should I do that? LBJ didnt debate Goldwater in the 1964 election and he went on to crush him winning more than 60% of the vote. Im the sitting senator. McDaniel is the naif crying for attention. I think this contrast alone is enough to give voters a clear idea of who they should want as their senator.
if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at...
Cochran recently screwed-up bigtime---in an interview at a campaign stop, the befuddled, over-the-hill Cochran accidentally called the Obamacare debacle an example of an important effort by the federal government to help make health care available, accessible and affordable. Im glad to be involved in that effort, Cochran added enthusiastically.......
Mmmm.....now might be a good time to spread the word that Obama is coming down to campaign for Cochran.
The latest RealClearPolitics summary has this race as a dead heat:
Cochran has thrown every dirty trick he can find at McDaniel and it looks like the voters are not buying it.
It is time for the old fossil Cochran to go.
"Jeepers, it's hard to think up stuff when you're having a bad hair day."
I know this is semi-satire but the facts are true. I have heard Cochran has Alzheimer’s and a debate would establish that fact in the minds of voters.