Democrat Foster Campbell has accused his Republican opponent in the U.S. Senate race of " ducking and dodging debates left and right" after a local television station opted to cancel its planned debate after it couldn't reach terms with both campaigns.It's a shame Kennedy is so afraid of crowds. Cancelling this debate deprives Louisiana voters of what would have been the folksiest public event this side of the Country Bear Jamboree. So for those of you who feel like you are missing out, here is a conceptual rendering of what such a debate might have looked like.
Republican John N. Kennedy's campaign cited a scheduling conflict.
Gary Wordlaw, WVLA News Director, told The Advocate that Kennedy's campaign did not want a live audience in attendance for the debate, while Campbell's did.
He said the station had no other option for moving foward "unless they could agree to it one way or the other."
Feel better? Foster doesn't.
"Mr. Kennedy is so weak he won't even debate me," Campbell said in a statement. "He's making time to talk to deep-pocketed, corporate lobbyists, but he won't make time to talk to the people of Louisiana. He's pitiful."Anyway Kennedy clearly figures he can go run and hide at this point. Frankly, there's no reason to believe he can't.