Stop Distractions with False Accusations, Debate The Issues
by LindaSFNM, Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 04:53:53 PM EDT
Will Senator Obama stop the petty distractions, accusations and personal attacks and start dealing with the issues important to the american people?
It is becoming quite tiring having to deal with constant attempts to sway the conversation away from the issues most important, while demeaning a fellow democrat, former First Lady and fellow sitting senior Senator, with talk of question her honesty and making claims of attacks. When, if anything, facts as recent as last week's debate and this past weekend's calls and ads points to someone else not being truthful.
I would actually like to see some leadership. I surely don't like whining from persons asking for voters to elect them to the highest job in our country.
If Senator Obama really decries what he claims, will he STOP? STOP NOW and join Senator Clinton in the debates she has proposed for the voters to hear about the issues they care about?
Senator Clinton has been continuing her conversation for Solutions for America.
Today on the Trail: In North Carolina, Hillary hosts a “Solutions for America” event in Jacksonville, NC. In Indiana, she hosts “Solutions for the American Economy” events in Bloomington, East Chicago, and Fort Wayne. She also meets with steelworkers to discuss creating and protecting jobs in Gary.
Senator Clinton agreed to a debate in North Carolina, but Senator Obama rejected it.
Oregon wants a debate!
Also take a look at part of a post titled “Presidential debates in Oregon? Yes we can!” on BlueOregon from Paddy McGuire, the former Executive Director of the Oregon Democratic Party:
Sign our petition at www.debateoregon.com
But in this case, Hillary Clinton hits the nail on the head. Oregonians don’t just want question-free rallies, thirty second commercials and campaign rhetoric – we want to hear about how each candidate will help us right here in Oregon.
In the Compact, Hillary took a stand on protecting Oregon’s right to determine the siting of LNG terminals, vowed to stop and reverse the depletion of Wild Salmon and protect Oregon’s Death with Dignity law. If this opens up a debate in Oregon on the issues I am all for it.
She is also challenging Senator Obama to debate twice in Oregon, once specifically on rural issues in our state. I couldn’t have been happier to sign her petition at www.debateoregon.com calling on both candidates to hold two presidential debates in Oregon. I just hope Senator Obama joins the conversation so we can focus on the issues rather than the trivia.
And Indiana is calling for debates. Senator Obama, didn't you agree that it is the issues the voters care about? Will you talk about the issues?
Sen. Obama Calls Debates a “Game:” The Indianapolis Star is calling on Sen. Obama to accept an invitation to debate Hillary in the Hoosier State….In OR, Clinton “proposed two debates, including one on the challenges facing rural Oregonians.” Sen. Obama responded “call[ing] Clinton’s challenge ‘an old, Washington game.’” Since when did debating the issues and giving voters a choice become a “game?”
Senator Obama, you have only debated Senator Clinton 4 times, 4 times. Enough is enough, debate the issues we care about.