Scott Walker Dodges Debate Opportunities
Even After Barrett has Accepted Nine
Today Tom Barrett announced that he has agreed to do nine debates with Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker. Of those nine debates, Scott Walker has only agreed to do two, one of which is in Milwaukee on Oct. 15 and the other in Madison on Oct. 29.
By accepting nine debates, Barrett is aware that Wisconsinites across the state, not just Milwaukee and Madison, will then have the opportunity to decide for themselves which person has the best plans moving forward, something that does not seem to motivate Walker. Barrett also recognizes that the concerns of people from Wausau, Superior, and Green Bay will differ greatly from that of Milwaukee and Madison.
With only 33 days till Election Day and two debates confirmed, one wonderw why Walker has yet to accept any other debates. More troubling, Walker will not accept any debates in the northern region of Wisconsin and outside the Milwaukee and Madison area.
We are not the only ones to notice this, today the Wausau Daily Herald released an article calling on Walker to accept the Wausau debate. The article notes how politically diverse Marathon County is and the benefits of having debates outside of Milwaukee and Madison.
Why won’t Walker accept more than the two debates? Is it because he is afraid that the people of Wisconsin will meet the real Scott Walker: someone who has flip-flopped on multiple issues, cannot be trusted, and will say and do anything to get elected? The only thing we can conclude is that Scott Walker knows that by committing to these debates, Wisconsin will meet the real Scott Walker and after his first encounter with Barrett on Sept. 24, perhaps Walker is merley afraid that Barrett will get the better of him… again.