Betsy Markey Dodges Debate

In the midst of a tough fight to hold onto her seat representing Colorado’s 4th Congressional District, Rep. Betsey Markey has derailed a debate scheduled for October 16.

Markey’s pretext is that she didn’t like the rules for the debate, which would have excluded two small party candidates who failed to meet the 10% polling support threshold for inclusion.  But that has to be just a pretext, since the rule is standard, common, and more inclusive than the 15% threshold used for presidential debates.   

Unless Markey is a terrible debater expecting a bloodbath, I cannot fathom why she would do this.  All she gets is bad publicity when she already has a target on her back (maybe one of them nifty new Dem logos!).  Dumb move.

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Published in: on September 15, 2010 at 4:38 pm  Leave a Comment  

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