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Why are so many Democrat candidates refusing to debate?



Update: Oz and Fetterman has now been agreed to happen. In Oct. 

Posted - September 18

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  • 16639
    They are following orders.  I would like to think that not one intelligent voter would vote for a candidate that could/would not debate the issues in a public forum.   If they can win without it..................no debates in 2024. This post was edited by Thriftymaid at September 22, 2022 10:46 AM MDT
      September 19, 2022 2:33 PM MDT
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  • 29947
    I think you are right. 
      September 20, 2022 5:09 AM MDT
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  • 46
    All they have to run on is failure. If it was me, I wouldn't debate either.
      September 20, 2022 2:19 AM MDT
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  • 29947
    Can you imagine having to defend Brandon?
      September 20, 2022 5:11 AM MDT
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  • 46
    Democrats running for office don't want to be seen with Biden.
      September 22, 2022 3:28 AM MDT
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  • 8293
    There's a long list of Republicans also refusing to debate. On both sides, reasons include distrust of the media and debate moderators, not wanting to talk about policies which will then drive votes along party lines instead of the issues, and not wanting to share the stage with candidates who will not observe the norms of debate decorum. 
      September 21, 2022 4:56 PM MDT
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  • 29947
    I would never vote for someone who refused to debate. 
      September 22, 2022 5:55 AM MDT
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  • 8293
    Good luck with that.
    https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2022/04/15/donald-trump-should-be-furious-the-rnc-nixed-presidential-debates/ This post was edited by Jane S at September 22, 2022 10:47 AM MDT
      September 22, 2022 9:06 AM MDT
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  • 29947
    My Senate Rep Schmidtt  nominee agreed to the debate....the Dem Valentine did not respond to the debate sponsor. 
    So no problem to me. 
      September 22, 2022 1:04 PM MDT
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