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McConnell refusing to debate Bevin
redstate.com ^ | 1/30/14 | dforston

Posted on 01/31/2014 6:07:58 AM PST by cotton1706

Listen to this audio from an interview with Matt Bevin on the Andrew Wilcow show… the interesting part comes in at 13:45 where Bevin is asked about whether McConnell has agreed to debate him and he said no.

Apparently, McConnell’s strategy is to act like Bevin doesn’t even exist. He’s been attacking Allison Grimes on the Democrat side of the contest.

If it’s true that McConnell has refused to debate Bevin, he needs to be called to the carpet.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; senateraces

1 posted on 01/31/2014 6:07:58 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

2 posted on 01/31/2014 6:09:11 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: cotton1706

The Turtle is Chicken?


3 posted on 01/31/2014 6:10:45 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: cotton1706

Well, historic smart money says that this is the tactic he should employ. However, he risks a very serious possibility that he will pi$$ off conservative interests in the state to a frenzy level.

If I were his presumed Democrat opponent, I’d be harping on his own cowardice in facing dissenting voices even on his own side. I’d be doing this night and day in an effort to make him spend money, and time away from preparing for a fight against me. If the Democrat opponent is smart, this is what he’ll do.


4 posted on 01/31/2014 6:10:54 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: cotton1706

but of course....ol’ Mitch thinks he can hide until after the primary.

Get ‘I’m Matt


5 posted on 01/31/2014 6:12:10 AM PST by Nifster
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To: cotton1706

why should McConnell debate a no name with no money, no name recognition just so he can get name recogintion on McConnell’s coattails.


6 posted on 01/31/2014 6:12:46 AM PST by staytrue
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To: cotton1706
;-)

7 posted on 01/31/2014 6:14:42 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: cotton1706

C’mon, People!

Show McConnell the door!


8 posted on 01/31/2014 6:14:49 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: cotton1706

Obviously, McConnell doesn’t want to defend his wimp hood in front of the voters. That alone should get him fired in the primary.


9 posted on 01/31/2014 6:15:15 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: cotton1706

2010 primary, then odds-on favorite Castle refused to debate O’Donnell.

Then media (via GOPe) got to work, paint the then tea party candidate as sleazy (IRS leak) and crazy.


10 posted on 01/31/2014 6:15:18 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Gaffer

If the Democrat opponent is smart, this is what he’ll do.
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“....this is what SHE’ll do”. The Dem candidates is a female.


11 posted on 01/31/2014 6:16:55 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

I stand corrected. However, the tactic is still viable for HER.


12 posted on 01/31/2014 6:21:40 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: staytrue

Of course..... why would any politician want to Debate the issues in an Election year and present his case to the people whom he represents? This is the 21st Century, just play politics, duck and dodge the people to hold onto your Seat. Hell yeah; that’s the way it should be in this great Republic. Thanks for reminding us.

(Sarc.)


13 posted on 01/31/2014 6:22:30 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Gaffer

Why would the dem opponent want Bevin to run instead of McConnell? I’d think constitutional conservatives and disgrunteled dems and independents would be more likely to vote for Bevin than McConnell.


14 posted on 01/31/2014 6:23:22 AM PST by grania
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To: grania

To Dems, it’s about money and how many votes it can buy.

With a Bevin, it’s an automatic bugaboo boogey man (a conservative hater) who they think they could beat easily, probably more easily than a very well funded McConnell because they have the Democrat/Media conservative hate machine behind them.

Even if Bevin didn’t succeed they would force McConnell to spend time and resources away from their candidate.


15 posted on 01/31/2014 6:30:07 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: cotton1706

"Hey, Mitch! Bevin wants to debate you!"

"Bevin? Bevin? I don't see any Bevin!"


16 posted on 01/31/2014 6:31:32 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Travis McGee

What is the date of that primary?


17 posted on 01/31/2014 6:36:26 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: cotton1706

I listened to the entire interview. Very interesting; very good. Thanks for the Post.


18 posted on 01/31/2014 6:43:11 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: staytrue; cotton1706

“why should McConnell debate a no name with no money, no name recognition just so he can get name recogintion on McConnell’s coattails.”

Hey Everyone, check out the posting history of ‘staytrue’....he’s posting like he’s some staffer at the NRSC. Leave you establishment RINO. You are the problem!


19 posted on 01/31/2014 6:46:08 AM PST by teg_76
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To: cotton1706
If it’s true that McConnell has refused to debate Bevin, he needs to be called to the carpet.

McConnell won't do anything that will only turn out badly for him. He's hoping that not debating won't be as damaging as debating would be. He can't win a debate. He can't defend his record. He'll only further damage his chances by appearing with Bevin.

20 posted on 01/31/2014 6:50:52 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Din Maker

The rule in politics is if you are way ahead, you don’t debate.

If you are way behind, you want a weekly or even a daily debate.

If you want to know who is behind all you have to do is see how eagarly they want to debate.


21 posted on 01/31/2014 6:51:25 AM PST by staytrue
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

What is the date of that primary?
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May 20, 2014


22 posted on 01/31/2014 6:51:33 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: teg_76; staytrue

Yeah; his comment pissed me off too. He is apparently a RINO a** sucker.


23 posted on 01/31/2014 6:53:37 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: staytrue

Damn; you just keep showing your RINO colors dude.


24 posted on 01/31/2014 6:55:11 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

Only on FR am I considered a rino.


25 posted on 01/31/2014 6:58:40 AM PST by staytrue
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To: staytrue

McConnell is a bum who is as responsible as anyone for the crumbling of America. He is a coward, and sadly, there are people, even here on FR, who suck up to power. Bob


26 posted on 01/31/2014 7:00:42 AM PST by alstewartfan (Every heart is a lonely hunter when she walks by. Al Stewart)
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To: teg_76

“he’s posting like he’s some staffer at the NRSC”

He probably is. They’re probably monitoring what we’re posting. And none of us care.


27 posted on 01/31/2014 7:02:48 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: Din Maker

THX.


28 posted on 01/31/2014 7:07:06 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: staytrue

I hate it when the old timers on here accuse me of being a “troll”, etc. But, when you make statements like you do, what do you expect?


29 posted on 01/31/2014 7:31:05 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: cotton1706

For a guy who has been around for a big chunk of our national debt creation, he sure is good at ignoring things.. huh?


30 posted on 01/31/2014 9:14:08 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: cotton1706
True sign he is an elitist, and will expect the party apparatus and old money to come to his rescue. It is also a sign he is an "old bull" and he is owed, and he is above it all. Reminds me of how Dingell didn't want to debate challenger Doc Steele. That analogy is not a compliment for Mitch. It is smelling more and more like big trouble for Mitch, Politically...
31 posted on 01/31/2014 9:18:30 AM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Bevin needs to hire a guy in a chicken suit to follow Snitch around as he campaigns until he agrees to debate.

Bevin also needs to turn his fire on obama a bit more as well as sellout McConnell.


32 posted on 01/31/2014 10:50:28 AM PST by sarge83
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