Debate No-Shows Worry GOP Leaders

  1. Debate No-Shows Worry GOP Leaders

    Key Republican leaders are encouraging the party's presidential candidates to rethink their decision to skip presidential debates focusing on issues important to minorities, fearing a backlash that could further erode the party's standing with black and Latino voters.

    The leading contenders for the Republican nomination have indicated they will not attend the "All American Presidential Forum" organized by black talk show host Tavis Smiley, scheduled for Sept. 27 at Morgan State University in Baltimore and airing on PBS.
    Former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, former senator Fred D. Thompson (Tenn.) and Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) all cited scheduling conflicts in forgoing the debate. The top Democratic contenders attended a similar event in June at Howard University....

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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   ElvishDNP
    Quote from spacenurse
    Debate No-Shows Worry GOP Leaders
    Key Republican leaders are encouraging the party's presidential candidates to rethink their decision to skip presidential debates focusing on issues important to minorities, fearing a backlash that could further erode the party's standing with black and Latino voters.
    I think their standing is far enough eroded among many Latino voters that it won't make much of a difference whether they show or not. The only one that might still have some credibility with them is McCain. The rest have kind of shown their colors already. This is, of course, MHO.
    Last edit by ElvishDNP on Sep 19, '07
  4. by   HM2VikingRN
    Unless you are white male and make over 200,000 per year I really don't think that this group gives a hoot to hear your opinions.

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