Friday, September 14, 2007

Many GOP Presidential Candidates Skip Black Debate

Arizona Sen. John McCain, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney have declined to participate in the Sept. 27 debate at Morgan State University in Baltimore that will address issues of concern to African Americans.

GOP candidates who will participate include Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, California Rep. Duncan Hunter, Texas Rep. Ron Paul and Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo. Our respect for Mike Huckabee increases monthly.

We are disappointed because we sent some good questions to ask the candidates about environmental issues. All of the GOP candidates except Senator John McCain declined a similar invitation to debate Spanish American issues. All of the Democratic Party presidential candidates participated in a similar debate addressing Black issues at Howard University. (Booker Rising)

See Also: J.C. WATTS: "Does GOP care about the black vote?"

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