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What Brown Lost in the Debate Over the Debate

Linda544 Wrote: Jun 25, 2012 10:10 AM
I agree with Rob5902! We are surrounded by Democrats who will vote for Democratic candidates even if they are thieves, felons and/or general sleezes! You, as a Globe reporter know this!

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...