New York News Blogs
Friday, September 22
by Join Spencer on Fri 22 Sep 2006 03:22 PM EDT
Wouldn't it be nice if all New Yorkers could sit back and watch (or listen to) a U.S. Senate race debate between John Spencer and Hillary Clinton -- at a prime time hour on a broadcast outlet that everyone in the state could access?
As word spreads that the ever-nationally ambitious Senator Clinton has refused to debate on prime time network affiliates or any national cable news outlets, it's clear that New York's junior U.S. Senator is unprepared (and unwilling) to debate in prime time.
But that's how incumbent-protection works and why campaigns in the United States require such a massive overhaul.
Hillary Clinton thinks she can win by not showing up.
Senator Clinton will have her husband, former President Bill Clinton, appear on Meet The Press this Sunday as an obvious political surrogate -- filling a spot that undoubtedly would have been the Spencer/Clinton debate on Meet The Press this weekend.
by Join Spencer on Fri 22 Sep 2006 02:59 PM EDT
WMCA call-radio talk show host and nationally-renowned conservative blogger, Kevin McCullough, has called on New Yorkers and American citizens everywhere to register a protest against Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's unwillingness to debate on prime time television against her Republican opponent John Spencer.
Please contact Senator Clinton's office today; E-mail, call, fax or tell in person that New York deserves more sunlight on this U.S. Senate race -- and certainly prime time debates.
by Join Spencer on Fri 22 Sep 2006 02:34 PM EDT
Only two debates in New York's U.S. Senate race?
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign has agreed to just two debates; Friday, October 20th on NY1 from Rochester and early Sunday morning, October 22nd at 9:00 am on WABC-7 in New York City -- to be broadcast statewide on other WABC affiliates.
Hillary Clinton, afraid to debate?
The Journal News reported yesterday an analysis that truly made it sound as if Senator Clinton is in the fight of her life -- and facing a political Rocky Balboa.
The headline read:
But it's Clinton who seems timid right now and clearly unable (or unwilling) to get into the ring with John Spencer to fashion that supposed knockout punch.
The typical incumbent protection plan has the incumbent avoiding any debates with a challenger, especially prime time debates that might spoil this ever-ambitious U.S. Senator's Presidential party.
By broadcast standards, neither are ideal prime time spots nor has any promise been put forth by the Clinton camp that there will be anymore debates. They're giving John Spencer the impression that this is it. Clinton spokesperson Howard Wolfson told Spencer Communications Director Rob Ryan off camera last night (during their verbal slugfest on NY1) that these two debates would be it.
That statement has already roused intense protest from New York residents -- who once again feel as though Senator Clinton is dodging debates.
WHY IS HILLARY HIDING?
Could it be that Hillary Rodham Clinton is not ready for prime time?