MSNBC has long-since forfeited the right to be called a news organization. Why on earth would any Republican candidate consider being a part of any debate sponsored by that network, which is an arm of the Democrat Party and displays significantly less ideological diversity and objectivity that Fox News?
Senator Scott Brown said he will accept a debate at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute but only on the condition that Vicki Kennedy stay neutral in the election and that MSNBC not be included as a broadcast partner.
The Brown campaign said in a press release that it would agree to allow former NBC anchor Tom Brokaw to moderate.
Elizabeth Warren has already accepted the Sept. 27 debate, but Brown had previously not committed. The candidates are jointly committed to two other televised debates so far, one in the Boston market and a second one in Western Massachusetts.
Vicki Kennedy, Senator Kennedy’s widow, had proposed a third debate. But she has been an active Democrat, causing some to question whether Brown should accept the invitation. And MSNBC, home to many liberal talk show hosts, had been mentioned as a potential broadcast partner.
I'll be honest -- I don't know why Walker would want to be a part of any debate sponsored by the Edward Kennedy Institute and Vicki Kennedy. After all, she is no more a neutral party than Pat Buchanan would be.
And besides, why would any self-respecting candidate be a part of an event sponsored by an organization named for a man who was notorious for having left a girl to drown in his car and for offering to cooperate with a foreign power to subvert a presidential election?