Has Tim Canova Actually Embarrassed Wasserman Schultz Enough To Make Her Debate? We'll See
Debbie Wasserman Schultz moves to Chapter Two of professional insiders’ playbook: defuse pressure for debates by accepting them in principle, while continuing to delay. Now that the July 26 – August 2 distribution of mail-in ballots is safely behind her, and she has secured Joe Biden’s commitment to host an August 5 fundraising event (at which questions about debates can be more-easily deflected), the local newspaper reports:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz … said in a brief telephone interview. "I am going to debate my opponent."… Wasserman Schultz said she didn't have a number of debates in mind. "We're going to sort those details out at a later time," she said… Canova said there's plenty of time for several debates before the Aug. 30 primary… He welcomed her decision but expressed some skepticism. "I will believe it when I see it. She has been dodging me for four months and dodging her own constituents for weeks," Canova said.Will Wasserman Schultz’s proposed debate time be calculated to minimize voter attention? That’s how she suppressed viewership for Presidential primary debates-- before she was removed for diverting party resources to boost Hillary and undermine Bernie, after her vehement bald-faced denials were proven to be lies.
Will #DebtTrapDebbie’s proposed debate venue be one of her donors’ yatchs? Will it be bigger or smaller than the venue for her Joe Biden fundraising event?
Biden’s event (which DWS used DNC resources to secure) is the latest part of a disturbing pattern of big players continuing to treat Debbie Wasserman Schultz as part of the insiders' club, without seeing how this undermines their appeals for party Unity.
Yesterday Tim Canona was wondering if she'll actually go through with debating him. "Debbie Wasserman Schultz has never once had to account for her record in her decades long career in Washington," he told South Florida residents. "She’s never engaged in a single debate as long as she’s been a member of Congress. Now she’s saying-- after months of dodging our campaign’s repeated requests-- that she will come back to South Florida and debate me. This after our poll shows we’re within striking distance of defeating her. I’m going to be honest with you: I’ll believe it when I see it."
The video up top in the new Blue America ad we started running in Broward and Miami-Dade counties yesterday. We'll keep it up until Wasserman Schultz actually commits to a real debate on a real day in a real place. You can contribute to Tim Canova's campaign by clicking on the thermometer below: