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Fiorina boycotts debate tonight at Brandman University (DeVore and Campbell will debate)
Orange County Local News Network ^ | 30 March 2010

Posted on 03/30/2010 2:52:23 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture

Fiorina boycotts debate tonight at Brandman University

Republican Senate candidates Tom Campbell and Chuck DeVore will debate at Brandman University in Irvine tonight, but candidate Carly Fiorina will be absent.

“We felt the proposed moderator would not be fair and impartial so we declined,” said Fiorina’s spokeswoman, Amy Thoma. Initially, Fiorina said she could not participate because of a scheduling conflict, according to Thoma.

Moderator Mike Moodian, a Brandman University assistant professor of social science, said he offered to let Fiorina set a date when she could make it, but then the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive officer said the debate was too close to a League of Women Voters forum May 6.

Thoma accused Moodian of “bullying” Fiorina by including reporters on reply e-mails regarding the debate negotiations. Moodian acknowledged he copied 40 reporters on his memo to Fiorina’s chief of staff but said he thinks Fiorina is ducking the debate.

“Frankly, I don’t think the public will buy that excuse,” Moodian said. “The questions are coming from the audience… The invitation is still open to them — even if it means they don’t want me as a moderator. I’ll step down this moment.”

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: campbell; carly; carlyfiorina; chuckdevore; debate; devore; fiorina; tomcampbell

1 posted on 03/30/2010 2:52:24 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: NormsRevenge; The Californian; SVTeaParty; Extremely Extreme Extremist; Rusty0604; Falcon28; ...
*** Chuck DeVore Ping List ***
2 posted on 03/30/2010 2:54:48 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture ("Pragmatism": The battle cry of the cowardly and unprincipled)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

So, FReepers, WHICH of these candidates is the REAL COnservative? Or are there two? And if so, why are they going to split the Conservative vote and give the nomination to a moderate (Firorina..?)?

Like to hear some answers since I’m on the opposite coast from California (not that I’m upset about that!)


3 posted on 03/30/2010 2:56:28 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Carly’s policy appears to be: It is better to keep my mouth shut and be thought a fool than open my mouth and remove all doubt.


4 posted on 03/30/2010 2:57:19 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

She’s handling this like she handled Hewlett Packard.

Seems like a prototypical case of the Peter Principle.


5 posted on 03/30/2010 2:57:34 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: patriot preacher

Chuck DeVore is the only true conservative, fiscally and socially, and has a record to back it up. Fiorina’s too much of a blank slate with a wad of cash, like Schwarzenegger and Meg Whitman (who is also trying to buy her way into a statewide election office). Campbell is more left-leaning, but at least more honest about his stances even if I don’t agree.


6 posted on 03/30/2010 2:59:53 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture ("Pragmatism": The battle cry of the cowardly and unprincipled)
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To: Cicero

Affirmative Action


7 posted on 03/30/2010 3:00:32 PM PDT by rmlew (There is no such thing as a Blue Dog Democrat; just liberals who lie.)
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To: patriot preacher

DeVore is the closest to being an actual conservative.

The other two are poseurs!


8 posted on 03/30/2010 3:00:50 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: patriot preacher

DeVore is the only conservative running. Fiorina is best known for screwing up HP, and Campbell is a RINO’s RINO.


9 posted on 03/30/2010 3:02:26 PM PDT by B Knotts (Impeach Obama)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

““We felt the proposed moderator would not be fair and impartial so we declined,” said Fiorina’s spokeswoman, “

Oh, yea, she’s really ready for prime time!
We have to do better.


10 posted on 03/30/2010 3:02:35 PM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: Cicero

I want to like Carly and be enthusiastic about her campaign, but so far nothing is that impressive. DeVore doesn’t appear to be competitive.

My gut is that Campbell is the most electable of the three.


11 posted on 03/30/2010 3:06:26 PM PDT by AlanD
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To: rmlew

Yeah. I think they pushed her through the glass ceiling and damaged her head in the process.


12 posted on 03/30/2010 3:08:04 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
We felt the proposed moderator would not be fair and impartial so we declined,” said Fiorina’s spokeswoman, Amy Thoma.

May be something to this: photo of "impartial moderator Mike Moodian" and a casual guy from the neighborhood friend.


13 posted on 03/30/2010 3:12:48 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. - H. L. Menken.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

but then the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive officer said the debate was too close to a League of Women Voters forum May 6.

Today is March 30th, is it not? Is Columbus Day also too close to Christmas for Ms. Fiorina??


14 posted on 03/30/2010 3:17:39 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

I was waiting for somebody to comment on that. I’m still scratching my head on that one.


15 posted on 03/30/2010 3:21:44 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture ("Pragmatism": The battle cry of the cowardly and unprincipled)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Here are a few of Moodian’s tweets:

# http://twitpic.com/16zris - We had dinner with Michael and Kitty Dukakis last night. 11:02 AM Mar 6th via TwitPic

# How can Jerry Brown lose? Sun Tzu is his campaign strategist. http://tinyurl.com/yb6guhc 11:55 AM Mar 2nd via web

# @erichogue @Jstrevino She may have an unfair advantage. You should ask local reporters to be present as she answers questions. 1:02 PM Feb 28th via web in reply to erichogue

# @erichogue @Jstrevino Gentlemen, how will you prevent Fiorina from referring to her notes (or consulting with advisors) during the debate?


16 posted on 03/30/2010 3:25:19 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: CounterCounterCulture
yeah... cause she's an idiot!!!
17 posted on 03/30/2010 3:33:15 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

DeVore has the tea party endorsement and is conservative. He will (should) get the conservative vote in the primary, but that will not be enough I am afraid. So it will be one of the other two, both RINO’s.
But I hate to say it if they win it is a ‘block’ of a very liberal seat (witch boxer), so not a great thing but also not a bad thing.
If the conservative states would quite electing liberal rats we would have a super majority in the senate with mostly conservatives. Liberal states (CA, MA, ME) would them be RINO’s but more important NOT liberals.


18 posted on 03/30/2010 3:34:09 PM PDT by TJC
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To: Cicero

After Carly’s reign at HP, I quit buying HP products.


19 posted on 03/30/2010 3:45:29 PM PDT by pointsal ( try MagicJack if you have had enough of Verizon)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
“I love all questions,” DeVore said. “I don’t need any prep and frankly neither does Tom Campbell, which, frankly, is why Fiorina said no.”

ROTFLMAO!!! And I though making lots of money destroying two major technology corporations automatically made one a policy authority.

Silly me.

20 posted on 03/30/2010 4:00:25 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Democrats were the Slave Party then; they are the Slave Party now.)
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To: patriot preacher
So, FReepers, WHICH of these candidates is the REAL COnservative? Or are there two?

Campbell is a smart guy, but he's no conservative.

21 posted on 03/30/2010 4:01:30 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Democrats were the Slave Party then; they are the Slave Party now.)
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To: TJC
He will (should) get the conservative vote in the primary, but that will not be enough I am afraid.

Remember Bill Simon beating the pants off Dick Riordan after coming from 14 points behind?

22 posted on 03/30/2010 4:02:30 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Democrats were the Slave Party then; they are the Slave Party now.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Ms. Carly needs to be kept from the November ballot. She will sell us out like she did to HP.


23 posted on 03/30/2010 4:12:48 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: Carry_Okie

I do and it may happen again. I will vote / donate $ to Devore ... and pray. I believe he could beat Boxer this year. He may have a hard time in 6 years and would be a big target.


24 posted on 03/30/2010 4:22:53 PM PDT by TJC
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To: patriot preacher

#1 Devore

#2 Campbell

#300 Fiorina


25 posted on 03/30/2010 5:20:46 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: CounterCounterCulture

After listening to a radio debate with the three of them together... I WILL vote for DaVore. The other two have a lot of excess baggage and I’m sick of RINOS.


26 posted on 04/02/2010 10:45:28 PM PDT by BigFinn (Body motion expert: If they look to the left, they're lying.)
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To: BigFinn

Excellent.


27 posted on 04/03/2010 3:31:45 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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