Noontime debate should be moved to primetime
To the editor:
According to a recent news report, the two candidates for Ohio governor, J. Kenneth Blackwell [Republican] and Ted Strickland [Democrat], have agreed to have a noontime debate in Cleveland on Sept. 20.
Here we go again, politicians that agree to have a matinee debate when the voters are at work. Does this mean one of two things? One, do the gubernatorial candidates have nothing to bring to the table and they are embarrassed for themselves that no real solutions for Ohio are to be had for the next four yours? Two, do the two candidates for governor think that because Ohio is losing so many jobs that everyone that votes is unemployed and we will all be home anyway? This should not go unchallenged.
So what if the people of Northeast Ohio were to watch a primetime debate. They would miss “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy.” Boo hoo!!!
I think the issues that will affect Ohio for the next four years are more important and deserve more than a matinee debate at noon.
Kurt Hurner, Copley