Senate Republicans afraid to debate the President face-to-face in public

February 6, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Posted in politics straight up, senate | Leave a comment
John Cornyn and Mitch McConnell

Two unusual chickens, raised by John Kriner of Stetlersville, Pennsylvania, a Silver Frizzled Polish and a Silver Frizzled Jap, exhibited at Trenton Fair Poultry Show. (Library of Congress)

The Senate GOP Conference has declined to have President Obama address their next gathering and subject himself to a Q&A as he did with House Republicans and House Democrats at their separate annual retreats in January.

“We’re always happy to hear from the president, but I don’t really feel any compelling need to do it [on camera],” said Texas Sen. John Cornyn, the Republicans’ chief campaign strategist.

What are Senate Republicans afraid of? If they are so sure of their policy ideas, why would they deprive the public of an opportunity to judge a debate between them and the president?

Only answer I can come up with: they’re chicken.

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