Given all the hullabaloo from the militant left in Massachusetts over Scott Brown having the "temerity" to merely ask that the sponsor of a debate remain neutral, imagine if the shoe was on the other foot. Imagine, if you will, Nancy Reagan invited Barack Obama to debate Mitt Romney at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley California. Now imagine that as the debate host she chose Brett Baier. Would Obama attend? More importantly, would conservatives call him out on it?
The answer to both questions is, of course, a resounding no. Barack Obama would be a fool to attend a debate at the Reagan Library, especially one hosted by FoxNews's Brett Baier. Conservatives, by and large, also would know its a set up and not attack Obama for it.
There are some on the left that do share the view that this whole Kennedy Institute charade has been absurd. Blue Mass Group Editor Charley Blandy had this to say in a promotion comment:
I agree. I don't see why Vicki Kennedy should "host" a debate. She should be out kicking ass and openly, proudly, obviously campaigning for Elizabeth Warren.
That is exactly true, the Kennedy's are partisans. Vicki Kennedy's nephew shares the same campaign consultant as Elizabeth Warren. This was a bad idea, that has backfired on the progressives. Now many of them are up in arms about it.
Emily Rooney and Adam Reilly of WGBH shared the same views last night on "Greater Boston".
It's time to get back to the race, and ignore the sideshow.