gjuster - As the moderator for your not televised debate, you are going to rant on here about Mayfield and you expect him to participate?? How many do you expect to show up? 100 or 150 people? How many of those will be supporters of the candidates? Oh, but you expect Mayfield to debate while Chris Carroll sits and anxiously awaits Mayfield to respond to questions, so Chris can spin what he says in his article the next day. Yes, that is such a good campaign strategy! Please.
It's just like the last debate. 125 people showed up. They aired it online, but you had to stick your face in the computer in order to hear it. What about the northern counties? Where is their debate?
Do you think some of these counties who are facing double-digit unemployment give a crap about some polished answer a candidate gave from a stage? Hell no. They want JOBS.
There is only one candidate in the race who is a proven jobs creator and that is Scottie Mayfield.
First it's he doesn't have strong positions and then it's he's dodging them? Would it help the Times Free Press if Scottie put a target on his back? At least this way you have something to aim for and throw your darts at. Wake up. He has stronger positions than any of the other candidates. That's why you keep writing about them.
Interesting Op-ed, Dalton. I actually have been following the congressional race fairly closely. I suppose what bothers me is that the Times Free Press in weeks past, has printed non-factual articles on Scottie Mayfield, and it seems as if you are defending the paper. Scottie did not say he couldn't find anything he disagreed with when compared to the incumbent. He was misquoted. He in fact said that he had not studied Chuck's voting record enough yet to make that determination. I asked him about it when I met him. But of course, that is not what got printed. Then, the Times Free Press had a debate and the rumor was that it was going to be televised. Not true. It was only available over the internet, and you could barely hear it. There were no more than 150 people at UTC for the debate. Three candidates - all supporters in the audience. I wouldn't have debated, either. Scottie Mayfield may not be a dynamite speaker, but I've met him and believe in him. He is different. He is fresh. And he has my vote.