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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:38 PM
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New York Times today calls on Hillary Clinton to debate Jonathan Tasini
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/21/opinion/21mon3.html?_...

August 21, 2006
Editorial

Hillary Clintons Low Profile

With only a few weeks until New Yorks Sept. 12 primary elections, many people are probably still unaware that Senator Hillary Clinton is facing a challenge for the Democratic nomination. Her opponent, Jonathan Tasini, is low on almost everything, from funds to name recognition. Mrs. Clinton has successfully ignored Mr. Tasini all summer, and now it seems clear that she has no intention of responding to his demands that she meet him in a debate.

She should change her mind. In a year when New York has very few competitive elections, voters are going to get very little chance to hear serious discussions from the candidates. Since Mr. Tasini is running an antiwar campaign, it would be very useful for New Yorkers to have a chance to hear the two Democratic candidates debate that one issue.

New York voters have been exposed to all the political drama in Connecticut over Senator Joseph Lieberman, who like Mrs. Clinton supported the invasion of Iraq. She has been far more critical of the Bush administrations handling of the war a point the Clinton campaign makes pains to point out. But she has not been forced to discuss in great detail exactly what she thinks should be done now that things have gone so far awry in the Middle East.

Presuming she wins the primary, Mrs. Clinton will go up against a weak Republican candidate this fall. Anything can happen in an election, but there is a very good chance she could coast all the way to November without being tested on any important issue. Right now is a good time to make sure that does not happen.
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acmejack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:00 PM
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1. Will she respond? Nahh, she wants no part of Tasini!
I don't think she can handle him, he will take her "Date certain" and beat her to death with it and deservedly so! How I detest that phrase.
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