Like his national Republican counterparts who demand loyalty oaths to attend rallies, hand-pick audiences and questions, and fence off protesters far away in “free speech zones“, Doug Forrester’s campaign is only interested in giving the illusion of embracing open debate and dialog.
On his new “blog“, Doug complains about the lack of debate:
In a democracy, public debates are a traditional forum for such introductions. Unfortunately, since Senator Corzine continues to avoid debates, I am implementing ways that you can continue to get to know me better. I want you to have a chance to ask the questions you had looked forward to having addressed in the debates.
Feel free to submit comments and questions via the link below each entry, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
But if you try to submit a comment, you get the message “Your message has been sent. Thank You.”
The comment is not posted – it’s just passed along to the campaign for careful screening where they will decide what does or does not become a part of the so-called debate. What is Forrester afraid of?
We invite Doug to join us here – for a real debate. There will be no censoring or screening of questions and comments, and you won’t find any hand-picked audiences here. Anyone can join and everyone has a chance to follow the debate. So what do you say, Doug?