Mike Huckabee's Letter to John McAmnesty McCain
The Huck has challenged John McAmnesty McCain to a debate.
Dear Senator McCain:
It's been my pleasure sharing the stage with you this past year, as we have worked to promote our ideas to lead this county. I have the deepest respect for you as a person, politician, and an American hero – and I appreciate the way you have run such an issue-based, positive campaign.
Now that the race for the Republican nomination is down to just the two of us, I believe this is the time for a real discussion about our vision for the future of this great country. I encourage you to join me in a Lincoln Douglas-style debate so that voters can better understand our views on critical issues such as health care, education, energy independence, terrorism and national security.
Our Democratic counterparts, Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, have had recent opportunities to underscore the differences in their positions. It seems only fitting to me that Republican primary voters are offered the same.
I look forward to working with your staff to schedule this as soon as possible. I would suggest we set the debate before the March Fourth Primaries. It is my hope that one of the TV networks would offer to sponsor such an event.
Senator, let's lead by example and get the ball rolling. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this idea and debating you in front of the American people
Former Governor of Arkansas (1996-2007)
McCain stands nothing to gain from a debate....except respect from conservatives. I would be very surprised if he accepts. A comment from one of Hucks Rangers -
Republicans deserve this debate and if McCain says, “No,” I’m going to start calling him “McChicken.”~LTBTexas 02/26/2008 06:27 PM
McChicken....I love it!