“Your parties have betrayed you. Your parties have failed you. Your parties have let you down. Your parties aren’t even here!!” – from my closing statement last night
Yesterday I was kindly hosted by the local chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a group of women educators, at Cedar Crest College in a crowded room. As Mr. Callahan first accepted, then canceled last-minute, and Mr. Dent refused their invitation, I immediately declared myself the winner by TKO and the debate instead became an informal forum like the campaign’s “Towne halls” offered to the public over the past year.
While both Mr. Callahan and Mr. Dent may publicly laud debate and democratic elections, the truth is that they wish to escape to November 2nd with as little scrutiny from the people as possible. Mr. Dent had the first debate cut from 2 hours to 1 hour. These Republocrat career politicians are living on taxpayer money, without new ideas of their own, and are dished out political welfare simply due to the ‘D’ or ‘R’ next to their names.
Citizens should question Republocrat career politicians who do not deign to explain themselves to those they wish to serve. There is no higher responsibility of a candidate than to listen to the public and explain themselves. I challenge both men to set aside an entire weekend afternoon in October and answer questions from the public in a neutral forum.
Ironically, only my campaign has been excluded from a major debate sponsored by the Morning Call, PBS-39, and the Chamber of Commerce. After reading the Morning Call’s explanation that TV time was limited, this week I requested the opportunity to answer the questions to the audience after cameras clicked off, and this request was denied as “disruptive.” While I respect an organization’s ability to invite or not invite candidates to their events, political expression should be preserved by the media, not denied, especially in times of political economic suppression.
Supporters are encouraged to write – or resend – a letter to the editor to the Morning Call or Express-Times or share their opinion with the Morning Call debate organizers below, and inform them I was the only candidate to show up at the last debate. I am the only candidate who has pledged to balance the budget, stop the endless wars and endless debt, plus has the ideas that will work to solve the unemployment problem. If you would like a yard sign, please leave your name, address, and phone number here.
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I extend an open invitation to groups in the community to allow me to speak and listen to your group. Footage from the event is below, and the remaining debate schedule is here – next event is October 4th.
On Health Care, part 1 and part 2. See also my articles “Healthcare Solutions” and “Healthcare Plank“ After reviewing the footage, I found I failed to adequately define a cartel, so “CARTEL – n. a combination of independent commercial or industrial enterprises designed to limit competition or fix prices (per Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary)”