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Old 09-17-2009, 10:01 AM
 
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According to Eric Scott and Eric Johnson, our "esteemed" governor has decided not to debate Christie on NJ 101.5.

I can see the Governor's point - that 101.5 has been bashing him non-stop - but it's a cowardly move.
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:53 AM
 
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I also understand why he wouldn't like 101.5, but if his record wasn't so bad, they wouldn't have a reason to trash him in the first place. I think he's hoping to score a debate on NJN or maybe a joint NBC4/NBC10 debate where lefty reporters will lob him some slow pitches to hit out of the park so he doesn't have to address his real record.

Corzine taking live calls from the public on 101.5 would be a train wreck.
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:09 AM
 
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If my policies and record were as horrendous as Corzine's, I'd run and hide, too.
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:14 AM
 
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So what? I respect that. If he doesn't think its in his best interest to go on there, why should he? He's probably calculated that the voters he needs to win don't listen to it so it would be as useful as talking to a wall.
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:20 AM
 
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So what? I respect that. If he doesn't think its in his best interest to go on there, why should he? He's probably calculated that the voters he needs to win don't listen to it so it would be as useful as talking to a wall.
You respect not being able to defend your policies and record? Awesome standards.
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Old 09-17-2009, 12:21 PM
 
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Guys, come on.

Would Obama go on Hannity? He is not looking for additional conflicts. SO while this does not say anything for him positively, refusing a debate for a station that smashes him is 100% in character.

What, you WANT him to have a debate on a station that is trashing him? Wouldn't it just be easier to give the station owner/managers money directly?
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Old 09-17-2009, 12:33 PM
 
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I agree, it would be worse for him to go on that station and get his arse handed to him than to just deal with the criticism of turning down the appearance. Usually, only the Republicans make such dumb decisions, like Sarah Palin throwing herself to the wolves at NBC and ABC News last fall.
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Old 09-17-2009, 12:53 PM
 
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Guys, come on.

Would Obama go on Hannity? He is not looking for additional conflicts. SO while this does not say anything for him positively, refusing a debate for a station that smashes him is 100% in character.

What, you WANT him to have a debate on a station that is trashing him? Wouldn't it just be easier to give the station owner/managers money directly?
Because there's two distinct components to 101.5 - the "talk" part - and the "news" part.

It would be Eric Scott moderating the debate, not one of the personalities.
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Old 09-18-2009, 04:04 AM
 
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Guys, come on.
Would Obama go on Hannity? .....
No, he picks venues like Letterman and "The View".

That said, what is Gov Corzine afraid of? Being asked tough questions?

He wants to continue being CEO of NJ, doesn't he?

If he's afraid of a news anchor on 101.5, how will he deal with corrupt political machines, overly powerful public worker's unions and a fiscal condition that is racing California to hit the bottom of the barrel.

Take your sac out of your girlfriend's purse, get on the air and tell us why we should re-hire you.

You made lofty promises last election about changing "the way NJ does business".

WTF happened to that promise?
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:33 AM
 
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Because there's two distinct components to 101.5 - the "talk" part - and the "news" part.

It would be Eric Scott moderating the debate, not one of the personalities.

Still, a station gets a lot of its ratings by bashing him. They earn money from ratings. Would you want to be helping some station that makes money making your life difficult?

I am not judging the station here, just trying to get you to see where he might be coming from......
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