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What Brown Lost in the Debate Over the Debate

Dave262 Wrote: Jun 25, 2012 8:03 AM
Winning elections is very much like a football game, if you are ahead you don't take chances with risky plays. The left is desperate to turn the tide of conservitive victories and will stop at nothing to upset a Republican. Brown might have survived the debate but was probably wise to avoid it.

WHEN SENATOR SCOTT BROWN turned down an invitation to debate Elizabeth Warren at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston, did he shrewdly avoid a trap? Or did he foolishly blow an opportunity?

The invitation had been extended on June 8 by Vicki Kennedy, widow of the late senator and president of the institute's board. Last week Brown agreed to take part in the debate -- but only if Kennedy promised to personally uphold "the spirit of neutrality" by not endorsing any candidate or otherwise getting involved in the race. When Kennedy wouldn't go along with that condition, Brown...