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Elizabeth Warren called out for ducking Democrat debates. Why won't she attend?

by: Vote3rdpartynow

Tue Feb 14, 2012 at 11:00:52 AM EST


( - promoted by Rob "EaBo Clipper" Eno)

Not much is heard these days of Washington insider, and business killer, Elizabeth Warren who is looking to challenge Scott Brown for a US Senate seat in Massachusetts.  We know she is hard at work as she is attending fundraiser, after fundraiser, after fundraiser bringing in millions of dollars to use in the campaign against Scott Brown.  

What many in her own political party are getting frustrated with is that Elizabeth Warren refuses to attend debates against either of the two remaining Democrat candidates for the position.  The 2 remaining candidates are Marisa DeFranco and James Coyne King. DeFranco is an immigration Lawyer and King is an Attorney from Boston.

These comments from DeFranco after Warren refused to attend a recent debate:

"I love debating and talking about the issues. It is the best way to engage the voters and a fundamental part of the process," said DeFranco, an immigration lawyer from Middleton. "The fact that she's missed so many of these forums is disrespectful to the process and the voters. There are so few ways in modern politics where voters can get an actual feel for the candidates, and these forums are one way to do it. Voters should be able to see how the candidates respond when they don't have a prepared answer."

Candidate King adds:

"We are all here for the same reason- to defeat Scott Brown," King said. "The best way to do that is to have a competitive primary, and these forums are a key component of that process. At the forums, the public asks us about the issues on their minds and we address them directly. Her lack of attendance is not conducive to a competitive process."

When confronted with the question of why Elizabeth Warren refuses to attend many of the debates her spox responds that the debates are not good with her schedule.  

DeFranco adds:

"The voters are hungry for substance. I find it puzzling that I'm a candidate for the U.S. Senate and we are yet to have a discussion about foreign policy," DeFranco said. "As a voter, I want to know where she stands. I'm willing to show up anytime, anywhere to let you know where I stand on the issues."

So Elizabeth Warren is being called out by her own party for not attending debates and forums and answering the questions the voters have of her.  She is purposely avoiding public debates with her opponents.  Why?  Is she afraid of her debate skills?  Does she feel that she is above the other two candidates and needs not stoop so low as to appear with them?  Is she afraid her screachy personality will turn people off?  Why send an impression to voters that you don't care?

I am guessing that the Democrat machine has banked on Elizabeth Warren winning the primary without getting a scratch on her.  They want to save her money and keep her blemish free so she can attack US Senator Scott Brown without any vetting process at all.  I hope they are wrong.  I hope the mainstream media will do its job and find out why she avoids the debates, and what it is she has to hide from the other candidates and voters.

Vote3rdpartynow :: Elizabeth Warren called out for ducking Democrat debates. Why won't she attend?
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From Wicked Local and the Tri Town Transcript as of Feb 7th:

Massachusetts' voters have yet to see a televised debate in the U.S. Senate Democratic Primary race.  Since the online debate at Stonehill College, almost two months ago, the field has narrowed, and voters of the Commonwealth deserve the opportunity to see candidates debate the serious issues. Candidate Marisa DeFranco of Middleton calls for more debates, and encourages her primary opponent, Elizabeth Warren, to stop skipping forums that have occurred across the Commonwealth.

"I have participated in nine forums.  Warren has attended two. I hope she grants voters the opportunity to compare us up close. Her current strategy, which seems to include skipping such events, only shows that she feels the nomination is inevitably hers."

DeFranco was so incensed with Elizabeth Warren's refusal to attend debates that she issued a press release: titled "US SENATE CANDIDATE MARISA DEFRANCO CALLS ON PROFESSOR WARREN TO STOP DUCKING DEBATES AND FORUMS".  Ouch!!!

Ed Markey is now the official 'cheapest' man on earth.  1.5 percent to charity while the average American gave 3 times as much...


Why won't Scott Brown hold town hall meetings? n/t (2.50 / 2)


Yeah - Tell him chrismatth (2.50 / 2)
Because Scott Brown doesn't want to represent the people of MA!  That's why!  because because because ... what?  What do you mean I can call Scott Brown's office?  

But if I call Scott Brown's office no one will get to hear me shout and make a fool out of myself!  Who will hear me say "Ah huh! I got yoooooou!"  How can we mic check the guy?

Well sure I have an issue to discuss with the Senator but but but I find it much easier to yell from a crowded room than actually speak on the phone.

 

Molon Labe


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The good (0.00 / 0)
Senator shows up in my town numerous times a year....and I ask him all I want...and criticize him to his face.  Come join me any time.

Of course, you'd also have to attend a patriotic event/remembrance.

Typical lib tactic....meanwhile, Lizzy still refuses to debate and Democrat voters don't mind being left out of the process.

"I acknowledge having racist and classist and sexist feelings of white male superiority." -John Howard


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Why won't she attend (0.00 / 0)
Because this is MA and she's a democrat...no need to deal with pesky debates and differing ideas.  It's MA and therefore her race to lose...why muck it up with a potential debate gaffe?

Suffering Battered Voter Syndrome since 8/31/1981

Meh. (5.00 / 1)
She's already attended many more primary debates than Brown did.


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"That it ceased to exist, I'll grant you, but whether or not it failed cannot be definitively said." - Metropolitan (1990)


Which primary debates? (0.00 / 0)
I just googled Scott Brown Primary Debates and couldn't find anything.

Molon Labe

[ Parent ]
One. (5.00 / 1)
http://www.redmassgroup.com/di...

You killed my only other double, I'm afraid. After his death, volunteers were understandably... rather scarce.

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What? That primary debate was from 2009 and Brown showed up for it (0.00 / 0)
C'mon, seriously how many primary debates has Brown backed out on?

Molon Labe

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"She's already attended many more primary debates than Brown did." - Patrick (0.00 / 0)
I'll bet 10 RMG bucks that Patrick picked up that myth on BlueMassGroup.  He probably learned it from CVIM who picked it up on The Rachael Maddow Show.


Molon Labe

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Doesn't matter, that isn't the point. (0.00 / 0)
Elizabeth Warren has debated her opponents more than enough times.  She has adequately entertained any voters that care about this primary election.  Scott Brown debated his primary opponent one measly time, a mere 2 days before the election.  It was wrong to debate so few times and it was wrong to hold the single debate at a date when it basically meant nothing.  It was unfair to voters.

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"That it ceased to exist, I'll grant you, but whether or not it failed cannot be definitively said." - Metropolitan (1990)


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Elizabeth Warren has debated her opponents more than enough times. (0.00 / 0)
Patrick sober up!  Only Warren supporters say that.  

Marisa DeFranco on the other hand does not.  She has this press release on her home page.  

Press Release
U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE MARISA DEFRANCO CALLS ON PROFESSOR WARREN TO STOP DUCKING DEBATES AND FORUMS

Massachusetts voters have yet to see a televised debate in the U.S. Senate Democratic Primary race. Since the online debate at Stonehill College, almost two months ago, the field has narrowed, and voters of the Commonwealth deserve the opportunity to see candidates debate the serious issues. Candidate Marisa DeFranco calls for more debates, and encourages her primary opponent, Elizabeth Warren, to stop skipping forums that have occurred across the Commonwealth.

Not saying what Brown did is acceptable either, but surely you must be joking about "Warren has debated her opponents more than enough."

Surely you must be joking...

 

Molon Labe


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Arrogance (0.00 / 0)
She doesn't need to.
She doesn't want to.
She doesn't have to.


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