Skip to comments.McConnell refusing to debate Bevin
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, McConnells strategy is to act like Bevin doesnt even exist. Hes been attacking Allison Grimes on the Democrat side of the contest.
If its true that McConnell has refused to debate Bevin, he needs to be called to the carpet.
(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...
The Turtle is Chicken?
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.
but of course....ol’ Mitch thinks he can hide until after the primary.
Get ‘I’m Matt
why should McConnell debate a no name with no money, no name recognition just so he can get name recogintion on McConnell’s coattails.
Show McConnell the door!
Obviously, McConnell doesn’t want to defend his wimp hood in front of the voters. That alone should get him fired in the primary.
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.
If the Democrat opponent is smart, this is what hell do.
“....this is what SHE’ll do”. The Dem candidates is a female.
I stand corrected. However, the tactic is still viable for HER.
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.
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.
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.
What is the date of that primary?
I listened to the entire interview. Very interesting; very good. Thanks for the Post.
“why should McConnell debate a no name with no money, no name recognition just so he can get name recogintion on McConnells 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!
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.