Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Thompson says no to Huckabee challenge.

Fred Thompson advocated for Lincoln/Douglas style debates. Mike Huckabee agrees to take the challenge. Thompson changes his mind and says no.

Thompson claims there are to many candidates, and it wouldn’t be fair to pair just the two of them.

“We have the greatest respect for Gov. Huckabee and respect his desire to elevate the discourse in this campaign,” Thompson said. “But there are nine people running for the GOP nomination and an arbitrary pairing of just two of them does a disservice to the voters. We will push hard for Lincoln-Douglas style debates once we get into the General Election, when there are only two candidates running.”

I would love to see this kind of throw down debate. If I were running the Huckabee campaign; I would steal Thompson’s thunder and challenge every republican candidate to this kind of debate.

How bout we throw all nine candidates in. It could be like a royal rumble of words. If anything, it would be the most entertaining debate ever.

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