Skip to comments.Senator Feinstein Walks Out of TV Interview Over Question About Why She Won’t Debate Opponent
Posted on 09/09/2012 7:37:35 AM PDT by taildragger
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is up for re-election in November and her main opposition comes from Republican candidate Elizabeth Emken. While Emken would like to debate the three-term senator, Feinstein has rejected the idea.
The Los Angeles Times thinks it is a good idea for the candidates to face off publicly. Last summer, after Emken won the Republican nomination, the Times published an editorial in favor of a debate:
Sen. Dianne Feinstein had an excuse for not debating her opponents in the first round of this years election there were 23 of them. But now that the voters have winnowed the field to two, the four-term Democratic incumbent owes it to Californias voters to appear publicly with Republican challenger Elizabeth Emke
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Folks IMHO this is do-able. Any incumbent on the 50% bubble is in trouble, and no one knows her challenger.
Di-Fi is doing this because she probably has internals with an anti-incumbent bent....
This could be the "Scott Brown" race of 2012 IMHO....
Sounds like Kerry: “Do you know who I am?”
She is a good candidate against the gun grabbing Billionairess. Old Commies hate the light of truth.
IOW, unwilling to debate unwillingness to debate
Didn't John Kerry serve in Viet Nam?
She believes she's "entitled." She'd a democrat.
“What are ya’, chicken? Bwaak! Bwaaaaaak!!”
Feinstein is financed out the yin-yang. And by yin-yang, I mean her hubby is well connected to the Chinese.
A far cry from the boob Martha Coakley who thought the (D) next to her name would be an automatic win against Scott Brown.
If Elizabeth beats Dianne, it’ll be a much, much bigger deal than Scott Brown’s win, imo.
Entitled my arse, We need to post the video on our FB page(s) and get the word out via that and E-Mails to friends. spread the word...
Forget it! This is California. Feinstein will win in a walk.
The GOP had the option of running Larry Elder against Boxer two years ago;they opted for Fiorina instead. Feinstein will get away with declining to debate. The GOP has no apparent interest in winning California.
The chief problem is the weakness of her opponent. If the California GOP had it together enough to put up formidable candidates, they might win some seats.
She doesn’t debate with peasants.
But I have seen this before, (up front and personal) put up a young upstart against a bull in the House or Senate. Make them spend effort and money to keep her seat. The down-ticket wins are amazing....
I have noticed that Di-Fi has shaded a little to the center on several issues this year, I think that I smell why. Nonetheless any state that re-elects a twit like Senator (don’t call me Ma’am) Boxer by 10% will have no problem in swallowing the ‘slightly’ less idiotic Dianne Feinstein!
If there is any danger of a loss, there will be an October surprise, remember Nicky Diaz Santillan? She was the ‘victim housekeeper’ trotted out by Gloria Alred to smear Jerry Brown’s GOP opponent, Meg Whitman at this time in 2010. It was not that this woman provided false documents, it was that Ms Whitman may have known she was illegal.
Strange that she has disappeared from the news since the election ... /s
DiFi knew Ol Strom.
Priceless, she ought to do it in a press conference setting and post it on you-tube.
It would get under Di-Fi's wrinkly old skin...
Must have been “that time of the month” wait....she’s too old...it must be “that time of the month” everyday.
Feinstein could beat up Bill Cosby on TV and win California. California is a total loss.
Are you kidding? It’s Kalifornia, land of Barbara Boxer, aka Barbara Bouncer, and Governor Moonbeam. There ain’t no way.
That’s one arrogant senator. She even gave him a dog-pat before she left.
He'd hit it....twice!
This from the LA Times?!!?
Woah! A pig just flew into my yard!
If Dianne Feinstein was as certain she’d be re-elected as everyone else seems to be, there’s no reason she wouldn’t agree to a debate. She’s panicking, and for good reason.
When the results were in for California’s June 5th non-partisan Senate primary, in which the top two vote-getters got the right to face each other in November, Dianne Feinstein received only 49.3 percent of the vote. The majority of California voters voted against her.
With Elizabeth Emke’s poll numbers now in the mid-30s, and 20 percent undecided, an Emke victory is doable. But even if she doesn’t win, a close race, for example, 40% Emke, 45% Feinstein, and 15% undecided would send Democrats panicking and flooding precious campaign dollars into California.
Dianne Feinstein’s refusal to debate is the best news of the week.
debate is beneath her..
GUillotines from orbit ... it’s the only way
SES1066, please add Nancy Polesi (Syrian Prez Assad’s old buddy), Fortney (Pete) Stark, Maxine Waters (let’s give my hubby’s bank more money), all of the idiots in Sacramento, and a few others to the list of why California is bankrupt, morally and financially.
Dont forget Henry
This old bat should hang it up. At this point she likes being a US Senator for getting her arse kissed. Every US Senator gets treated like a king in DC
I dont understand the reluctance to be seen standing the reluctance to be seen next to this obviously intelligent woman. It would be my pleasure to be seen with this woman.
Post of the day.... Thank you!!!
Feinstein knows shes dumb as a stump, but she knows her constituents are just as blind, why would she do it?
They want free treats, she feeds them.
She might die in office like KKK Byrd, Who pretty much did the same things
Actually the fact that she is sure of a win is why she wont debate.
A secure incumbent has no reason to debate and every reason not to debate.
A secure incumbent can only be damaged in a debate by saying something stupid the only candidate in a debate with something to win is the challenger.
The challenger can say something impressive or can embarrass the incumbent. The incumbent can do these things but even if they do they were going to win anyway.
The only incumbent that has anything to gain in a debate with a challenger is one that is truly threatened or already weakened by something they said or did.
Nobody knows her opponent and she can stay in DC and still win.
Poster girl for term limits.
a once vibrant state will be represented by her ‘til the day she dies in office.. and the milking of the gubamint by her hubby’s firms and her own actions in office will continue.. at least she won’t have to be packing a piece or debating.
Where is the republican drive to get Emken's name and face out there?
The opposition should call for a debate and place a cardboard cutout of Feinstein at the podium.
Maybe the cutout would govern better than the real thing...
**** you little people.
I’m a big important member of the American Left.
Now why don’t you go pay your taxes? Your government is broke.
I hadn’t heard of her until this thread.
The CA republican party is a joke.
I like the idea of buying TV time and bill it as a debate. Ask the repub questions regarding Feinstein’s votes and positions and show an empty chair. 30 minutes would do the trick. Post on you tube.
Maybe she passed gas in a public meeting, or was seen with spinach stuck between her teeth.
Actally, extra ordinary lib is more like it.
Di-Fi, that old bag should be fired and be permitted to enjoy her remaining years in retirement. It would be good for the country.