Sharron Angle cancels debate, infuriates reporter
Sharron Angle’s last-minute decision to pull out of a planned debate has angered long-time Nevada political journalist Jon Ralston.
“Earlier today, Sharron Angle’s campaign agreed to accept our invitation to debate Harry Reid on ‘Face to Face’ in an hour-long live broadcast from Reno on October 21st. Within hours of Reid accepting, Angle’s campaign called to say, well, it’s backing out now,” Ralston said on the local news show “Face to Face” Thursday. He then played a clip of Angle saying she would like to have a debate on the show with Reid.
“I thought I had seen it all in this campaign. I guess not,” Ralson continued. “I had agreement from Angle’s deputy campaign manager for this debate, but soon after we announced Reid had agreed to the date and place, her campaign spokesman called to say there was no agreement. I’m not making this up, folks. A campaign spokesman overrules a deputy campaign manager? I really don’t understand the hierarchy in that campaign.”
The Angle campaign subsequently sent out a press release saying there would be a debate — at a local high school. Ralston responded on Twitter, “But Reid won’t even be there. He already taped Q and A at skl. #lame #amateurhour.”
Later he added, “Remember “Scanners” where people’s heads exploded. That’s how I feel right now. This is a Senate race, not a competition for h.s. president.” He added this morning that he is “Still stunned. She is on tape!”
Too bad, it would have all the drama of a boxing match between Mike Tyson and Stephen Hawking.
Sharron Angle is a demonstration of how bad our political system has become. She is totally incompetent and stupid. Yet many Republicans will still cast a vote for her.