Friday, September 7, 2007

Huckabee inviting Thompson for debate

This is very interesting. I’m actually looking forward to this. Let’s see if Sen. Thompson will accept this invitation.

First Read reports:

Per his campaign, Mike Huckabee today sent a letter to Fred Thompson, inviting the former Tennessee senator to debate. "I am aware of your comments on Fox News that you would like to participate in a series of Lincoln-Douglas styled debates. I would like to officially accept your offer," Huckabee says in the letter. "I agree that what is needed is a real discussion by the candidates about their vision for the future of our country."

"Senator, let's lead by example and get the ball rolling," Huckabee adds.

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Update: The Huckabee campaign has posted the letter on their website. You can co-sign the letter online here.

2 comments:

Joe said...

That is awesome! Brilliant move by Governor Huckabee, honestly. Oh, btw, the press release is up on the MikeHuckabee.com site now.

It's a lose-lose for Fred, isn't it? He'd never be able to beat Huckabee in a real debate, but he'll be seen as too scared (or lazy) by turning down another debate — and this one on his own terms. Ouch, Fred. Ouch.

We really need to ramp up the coverage and pressure on the media and Fred and make this happen!

Justin Thomas said...

Joe,
Yeah, I just saw it on the Huckabee website. I'm pretty excited about it. Hopefully it will come to pass!!