As it has in each Kentucky Congressional race this year, and in past years, KET invited both candidates in the First Congressional District to appear in a live forum. The Ryan campaign accepted KET's invitation, and the Whitfield campaign declined....
...Now Bush, Cheney, John McCain and his supporters say we cannot leave Iraq until we have victory. Well, correct me if I'm wrong, but our army defeated Iraq's army in short order, and with the help of the weapons inspectors, determined that while there were hundreds of tons of conventional weapons, there were no WMD anywhere. None. Then Iraq's government went into hiding and not long after that Saddam himself was captured. For several weeks after Iraq's army quit and went to their homes there was little or no armed resistance. That looked like victory to me compared to any other war in history.
Tonight was supposed to be the one and only debate between 1st Congressional Rep. Ed Whitfield and his challenger, Heather Ryan. Ed Whitfield won't be at the debate by his own choice. He cancelled last week, no excuse given.
Heather Ryan has been informed that the Whitfield campaign has sent a pretaped video to be played after the half hour forum. KET says that Whitfield's campaign told them that the Fairness Doctrine and Federal Election Commission rules demand they run the video without rebuttal.
Fair to who?