Thursday, November 8, 2018

Hyde-Smith Accepts Debate Invitation

The Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith campaign issued the following statement.


Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith has accepted an invitation from Mississippi Farm Bureau to debate her Democrat opponent, Mike Espy, on Nov. 20.
 

Sen. Hyde-Smith’s campaign received and accepted the debate invitation from Mississippi Farm Bureau on Wednesday. The invitation outlined the plans for the event to be widely available, including television and radio broadcasts.
“With the U.S. Senate being in session for several days next week, and the Thanksgiving holiday taking place later this month, the proposed date of Nov. 20 is ideal for voters to have an opportunity to learn the clear differences between conservative Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith and liberal Democrat Mike Espy,” said Melissa Scallan, communications director for Sen. Hyde-Smith’s campaign.
“Cindy looks forward to a robust debate about the major issues facing our state and country, and to outline the clear choice voters have in this important runoff election.”

53 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Surprising. Hope she doesn’t come off sounding like a ditz

Anonymous said...

Bad decision CHS.

Anonymous said...

Judging from the vote count, Cindy better be ready to say more than "I support Trump" and reciting the tired old Republican canned lines. Now that Republicans have a majority in the US Senate, Mississippi voters are more open to voting for Mike.

Anonymous said...

CHS to Espycrat: "Checkmate."

Anonymous said...

funny how with McDaniel out of the way..a debate will happen.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, CHS had better prepare for this debate. I can't imagine that Espy is a real strong debater, but he's no dummy either. 10:34 is right, she had better come up with some different responses than her typical drivel.

Anonymous said...

I seriously doubt this will ever happen. My bet is Trump will decide to do a campaign rally that day to give her a scheduling conflict and an excuse for backing out.

Anonymous said...

If Sarah Palin can survive a debate without looking like the moron she really was, then don't underestimate Minnie Pearl.

Anonymous said...

Its better to remain silent and thought a fool than open your mouth and confirm it.

Anonymous said...

Judging from the vote count, Cindy better be ready to say ...

Only a loon would seriously believe McDaniel voters will come over to Espy.

Mississippi voters are more open to voting for Mike.

Espy's high water mark was Tuesday. His only hope is turnout. There will be no new converts from CHS or McDaniel voters. He shot his wad and it was unimpressive.

Anonymous said...

At this point, a debate is just free advertising for another blood-sucking plaintiff's attorney. Espy knows he won't win, but I'm betting John Morgan is making sure he goes through with it anyway, because ANY publicity is better than NO publicity......

Anonymous said...

Will McDaniel sue to be included?

Anonymous said...

Will McDaniel sue to be included?

Of course not. Not that he has lost will you continue to contribute with stupid comments until the runoff is decided?

Anonymous said...

Cindy put on your boots and grab your muck shovel your gonna need them with this POS.

Anonymous said...

Espy sounds like Cleveland on Family Guy. The one that got away, what a great political cartoon that has been scrubbed off the net, it was Espy as a giant catfish with a hook still in his mouth. Fond memories.

Anonymous said...

If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it, does it make a noise?

That is the story for this debate.

Anonymous said...

Mike Espy is so sexy

Anonymous said...

According to Espy Campaign Spokesman, who moonlights as MS Today Reporter, Bobby Harrison, Espy has not agreed to FB debate and wants better terms and conditions. He wants the MPB and Millsaps debate first.

Anonymous said...

Espy will make CHS look like the bumpkin she is. Embarrasing.

Anonymous said...

@ 11:31 - I did not read it as McDaniel voters would vote for Espy. I doubt if they will even show up for the run-off election.

However, many of the Cindy supporters voted for Cindy because they were worried about the Democrats controlling the Senate, and now that is no longer an issue, they may be open to listening to and voting for Espy, whose supporters will be out in droves for the run-off election.

If Cindy and her folks aren't worried about the run-off election, they should be. This could end up being another Roy Moore-Doug Jones situation, which has already gotten the Alabama Republicans realizing that they need to have a stronger candidate in the next senatorial election and not take the Republican voters for granted.

You can thank Gov. Feel, Tate, and others Trump Republicans for this mess. Instead of nominating Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, Gov. Feel should have appointed Delbert Hosemann and there would be no run-off.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure CHS will bring up Espy's past and hammer away. McDaniel people won't vote Espy. They might not vote at all but Espy has gotten as far as he should go. Espy will try to make CHS look inept but Espy has the record of that. Should be a wash.

Anonymous said...

this is a joke debate if it isn't on statewide tv. You could utilize MPB and Supertalk, or have WLBT and their sister stations show the debate.

A Facebook Live debate is pathetic.

Anonymous said...

I was told last week (by the firm) that Espy is no longer employed by Morgan ah Morgan ah Morgan. His office is 'across the hall'. But, his son is an officed attorney in the M&M suite.

So; Will she show up in boots (polished by Phil), a starched denim shirt and that shit-shovel she uses in commercials?

She damned shore better be prepared to offer more than, "I'm a lifelong conservative, I have a cow-farm and I rode four times in the Dixie National in the back of a pickup".

Anonymous said...

"Now that Republicans have a majority in the US Senate, Mississippi voters are more open to voting for Mike."

Pay attention - Republicans have had this majority for a number of years.

StarRider said...

Bad decision. She will get the McDaniel vote without doing anything. Hard to believe this is the best three candidates we can come up with.

Anonymous said...

@2:47 PM, "another Roy Moore-Doug Jones situation"? ROFLMAO Put down that bong.

Anonymous said...

247, I am sure glad you are a political advisor to Delbert rather than to someone that would be good in office. Your 'analysis' of how her voters might take a look at Espy now, and knowing what McDaniel voters will or won't do (granted, some will not show up, but many do actually care about how the country is governed and to them the seat doesn't need to go to a Dem, especially one who's history is one of a politician in it for his personal benefit only).

And to thank Tate for the appointment (along with Feel) shows real stupidity. If you think he had any say-so into who was appointed, except maybe to have turned it down if offered to himself, you obviously don't know diddly-squat about political relationships in this state.

But that makes sense since it appears you are an ardent supporter of Delbert. Hell, you might even be Delbert himself.

Anonymous said...

3:22, it will be on WLBT, which means potentially WTOK, WLOX, WDAM and WCBI may also air it.

Read This Kim Wade said...

Charlie Cook:

This is also going to make it next to impossible for Democrats to ditch Nancy Pelosi, the first female Speaker of the House.

During the campaign, 37 Democrats on the DCCC's "Red to Blue" list publicly opposed Pelosi for Speaker. But of those 37, only ten prevailed, and another five are in races that are too close to call. And, a few "no" votes won with such comfortable enough margins that they are probably flippable.

Republicans, looking for a silver lining after Tuesday, are gleeful at the prospect of her return and argue it makes Democrats the instant underdogs to keep what may only be a 12-15 seat majority heading into 2020. After all, these Democrats campaigned on changing Washington and challenging both parties' leaders. Instead, their very first vote would be to fall in line behind the San Francisco-led old guard.

Indeed, it's the Democrats who look like the more divided party as they assume power in the House. Their newcomers, mostly hailing from swing suburbs, campaigned on healthcare and pocketbook issues, not Russia, tweets or Trump. But the incoming committee chairs, almost all from urban and coastal districts, each have their lists of about 9,000 reasons to investigate the executive branch.

Cynical Sam said...

Espy should be ashamed of himself for even considering debating the handicapped.



Anonymous said...

Which ever one of them that can send some pot-hole grant money to Jacktown will be the winner.

Anonymous said...

I have been a McDaniel supporter from the get go, will be voting Espy. Will not support Feel and Pork Chop Haley!!!

Anonymous said...

I voted for McDaniel and I will be voting for Espy. I don’t like him, but when I vote for him, I know what I’ll be getting. He’s a liberal Democrat who crooked. With CHS, who knows what she will morph into next. First a Democrat that voted for Hillary Clinton. Now a Trump conservative. She’s a half-wit hillbilly.

Anonymous said...

You McDanielologists are going to cost us all. I don’t like CHS, but you bet your ass I’ll take her over an unapologetic democrat. Obviously, she’ll tow the party line, or she wouldn’t be there. Malleability is the primary requirement for Haley and the boys. Yes, I know Feel is the governor. Better the devil that can be controlled than the one who pays tribute to Pelosi and the gang,

Anonymous said...

Looks like the last 2 commenters have a lot of spite since their man McDaniel on got 16% of the vote. McDaniel has always reminded me of Andy Gipson, Mississippi Department of Agriculture & Commerce Commissioner.

Anonymous said...

8:10 & 8:47 are fake comments.

Anonymous said...

10:36 ~ Nope. Not fake. I’ll be voting for Espy.

I have NEVER voted for a Democrat. Ever. But think about it, BOTH Espy and CHS are Democrats. Both of them. So does it really matter?

I become the Republicans for not being able to put up better candidates than McDaniel and CHS. Both are terrible idiots. Espy is a scumbag. But, he’s getting my vote.

That Right There Was A Useless Post... said...

7:00 - Your post makes absolutely no sense and I tried to read it three times. But, good job using italics and bold.

Anonymous said...

Elect Mike he and Bennie can Make Mississippi Great Again.

Anonymous said...

8:47, I will take a "half-wit hillbilly" committed to voting for Trump (or Pence's) SCOTUS picks over a Mob Rule Leftist Totalitarian Chuck Schumer Puppet every single day.

P. S. Please, you did not vote McDaniel and now support Espy. McDaniel supporters are NOT stupid and they’re NOT going from far right McDaniel to Commie Espy, just because they didn’t get their way.

Anonymous said...

GOP has the senate wrapped up. Send a message to the establishment and vote Espy

Anonymous said...

Bryant’s legacy comes down to this. She will make a fool of herself if she debates. She will win the election but remember she has to run again in two years and real opponents will be salivating after this debate.

Anonymous said...

A bunch of chs folks talking amongst themselves. Hillary would call you a “basket of deplorables.” CHS would agree since she voted for her.

Anonymous said...

That it's the Mississippi Farm Bureau and not , oh, The League of Women Voters or Mississippi Public Broadcasting or any college or university in the State makes me think this is a political stunt announcement .

The "debate rules" will be so obviously one-sided as to make Espy refuse so Cindy can claim he's afraid to debate.

Espy will be asked about his " indictment" of which he was acquitted and Hyde-Smith will get questions about programs that helped farmers while she was Ag Commissioner.


Are you THAT politically naïve that you can't see through something THIS obvious?

Anonymous said...

So Espy isn't a "real opponent"? If he can't make it happen the Donkeycrats have no one else.

Anonymous said...

Drinking game - lets all take a shot every time CHS says Trump during the debate.

Anonymous said...

5:28~ Yes. I voted for MCDaniel and will be voting for Espy. Consider it done.

Who the hell switches parties and thinks they can be taken seriously?

Anonymous said...

Any good bourbon recommendations for the debate drinking game? Also a shot for every time either candidate spits out a buzzword. We will all be pretty wasted 10 minutes in.

Anonymous said...

8:17 - what a short sighted view you must have.

Yes, it is the MS Farm Bureau. Yes, she was a Commissioner of Agriculture, and has a farming background.

BUT, Espy was a significant member of the House Agriculture Committee during his terms in Congress.

Then, Espy was Secretary of Agriculture. AGRICULTURE. Granted, he got canned for his corruption that exceeded that allowed within the lily-perfect Clinton administration, but still, he was head of the major issue of importance to the MS Farm Bureau.

This makes much more sense than any of the avenues that claim themselves to be unbiased. Universities? Get serious. MPB? Even more of a one-sided sponsor than a university.

Why not the MFP, who represents agriculture in the state having a former Commissioner of Agriculture and a former Secretary of Agriculture.

Makes sense to me.

Anonymous said...

CHS is the equivalent of the Dems running Hilary in the last presidential election. Poor move on Bryant's part. I believe a true debate will hurt her because she won't be able regurgitate the ol' boys' rhetoric like she does in her short interviews and pre-written speeches.

Anonymous said...

11:52 - I've been waiting for this. Please tell us about her 'farming background'. She claims now that it's her DAUGHTER who is a Fifth Generation farmer. But her daughter isn't running for office.

Pawl Bunyawn said...

Please tell me to whom she is pandering when she wears those God-Awful timber-jack shirts.

Anonymous said...

November 9 @ 11:52 - It's been three days since you posted that nonsense about her having a farm background and you were challenged to prove it. Do you need more time?

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