Why Mayor Rudy Giuliani will say NO to participation in the CNN/You Tube GOP debate.
Flap says Patrick: You REALLY have to be kidding me, RIGHT?
Rudy blames CNN and his campaign schedule for opting out of the debate and not the You Tube format.
â€œI have no problem at all with the format. My campaign informed me yesterday that CNN just went ahead and picked a date, didnâ€™t bother to ask us, and we have six events on that date that are already scheduled, I think,â€ Giuliani said.
â€œThere was a little annoyance on the part of my campaign. They just select a date and they donâ€™t think we have anything else to do.â€
Well, if they reschedule this debate how can you make it less trivial and more substantive?
Patrick, what say you?
Hugh Hewitt is ridiculing the idea on his KRLA radio show.
Rudy on KGO radio in San Francisco this afternoon had this to say about the FLAP:
“It reminded me of a New York City town hall meeting,” the former New York City mayor said, with a big laugh. “I was really comfortable with it … I liked it. Yes, I thought it was an interesting way to do it.
“…If you did all the debates that way, it would be a big mistake … but a debate or two to kind of throw a curve ball — it’s a good idea.”
Hizzoner, his scheduling conflict and all,Â will not be participating unless his former e-campaign director Patrick Ruffini can come up with some alternative dates.
Flap KNOWS that this is not the format for the GOP front runner.