Democratic Congressional candidate Rep. Bill Owens has drawn first blood in the arguments over televised debates by declaring he will participate in forums in Watertown, Plattsburgh and Glens Falls, covering the three principle media markets in NY21. Republican Matt Doheny Thursday night affirmed his desire to debate on live television or cable.
Candidates are wary of debates and want to make sure they control the optics and reach....In NNY there is little folo up coverage or analysis of whatever meager debates are held. It would take a major faux pas to break thru and do damage....
Both Mr. Owens and opponent Matt Doheny are solid enough talkers to hold their own.
The mystery is will the duopolistic media barons exclude Green Party candidate Donald Hassig.
I am sure they will.
And besides, you don't do favors for people too indigent to buy air time.
I hope to attend the debate in Fine.
Owens planning for at least three debates