Monday, August 16, 2010

Long to Eckersley: Do you want to debate or just complain about it?

The Billy Long campaign just issued the following news release concerning debates with Democratic opponent Scott Eckersley:

Scott Eckersley is trying to have it both ways on debating. Eckersley first proposed a series of 10 courthouse debates to the Long campaign. Now, Eckersley simply won’t return the phone calls trying to find out the details.

“If Scott Eckersley wants to make this into a circus, then he is going to need to bring his own tent,” said Royce Reding, Campaign Manager. “Maybe he just doesn’t want to tell us where he stands on earmarks, cap and trade, obamacare, the stimulus, immigration reform or other important issues to Southwest Missourians.”

The Long for Congress campaign tried to reach Scott Eckersley on Friday at 11:16 a.m., 2:18 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. No one picked up the phone at his campaign headquarters. At 4:03 p.m., Scott Eckersley himself answered the phone and told us he did not have time to talk with us.

“We would like to talk about the details,” said Reding. “I hope he calls us soon.”


Anonymous said...

I find it VERY hard to believe that Eckersley's the guy that can't be reached here. He's shown real initiative in getting his challenge out to Long, setting up debates, and getting this November race off the ground. These stall tactics and time-wasting finger pointing plays are all too reminiscent of Blunt's two-year drag out of the whole Sunshine scandal. Not worried though--Eckersley has dealt with these games before and I'll lay a bet he comes out on top again.

Busplunge said...

So tell me again how Long did Billy stay in Las Vegas?

I'd say the spin here and the stalling is in Billy's court.
He can't afford to debate Eckersley.

Watch how Billy handles unscripted interviews in this tid bit from last August---and he ain't no better now.

And these are softball questions.

Want to see a deer in headlights look? Around 1:53.

Anonymous said...

Billy Pass the Biscuits Long is a complete doofus, but unfortunately, he may get elected. Speaks highly of the electorate doesn't it.

Anonymous said...

If it is a circus, the only thing that is missing is the elephant.

Anonymous said...

Billy's debate song: