Today, Chuck DeVore called into the Jon and Ken show on KFI 640 and challenged Carly Fiorina to a debate which she refused to take:
see link for audio: http://www.chuckdevore.com/blog.asp?artid=235
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- DeVore for California today responded to Carly Fiorina's refusal to debate Chuck DeVore.
Fiorina's refusal came during a live broadbast on KFI 640AM's John and Ken Show this afternoon. After Fiorina was on the air for twenty minutes, the hosts allowed Chuck DeVore on an open line to challenge her to a future debate on the same program. Fiorina refused, instead choosing to reproach DeVore for his habit of telling the truth about her liberal political past. When the program hosts directly asked her whether she would debate on their show, Fiorina simply said, "Well, we'll see."
Following the exchange, Chuck DeVore said, "Democracy is all about debate. I'm ready to debate Carly Fiorina and Tom Campbell any time, in any forum. It's a shame Fiorina wouldn't say yes to the generous offer extended to her by John and Ken, but that's her choice. Open debate is something I hear happens pretty often in the United States Senate, and people who would be Senators should get used to it."
Leisa Brug Kline, DeVore for California campaign manager, said, "It's a pity Carly Fiorina won't debate Chuck DeVore, but not surprising. Her campaign depends on two things: on shielding her from unscripted challenges, and on preventing Californians from learning more about her liberal past. It will fail on both counts, and refusing to debate won't change that."
Joshua Treviño, DeVore for California communications director, said, "Carly Fiorina followed up her debate dodge with an outright lie to John and Ken, and to their listenership: she stated directly that she 'did not back the Wall Street bailout.' There's so much direct evidence to the contrary, we're including it in a separate section of this press release. If Carly Fiorina won't tell the truth about her political past, we will."
Treviño continued, "Still -- we have to admit that a refusal to engage in substantive debate, plus a willingness to lie in public, does mean Fiorina might fit in all too well in D.C. We'll see if the voters want that."
The DeVore for California campaign is online at ChuckDeVore.com.