California governor candidates avoid radio debate


Citadel’s KGO-AM San Francisco was supposed to be the venue for a face-to-face match-up between rival California gubernatorial candidates Jerry Brown (D) and Meg Whitman (R) – but when push came to shove, both candidates decided to abandon the face-off.

KGO’s Ronn Owens was to run the 10AM 10/5/10 event, both asking questions and fielding questions from the station’s listeners.

According to SFGate, the event had been on the calendar for a month when both sides announced that they agreed to the cancellation.

SFGate said no reasons were given for the cancellation, leaving it to speculate, which it did. It suggested that Whitman was having a very tough media week thanks to being unmasked as yet another politician who had at one time employed an illegal immigrant.

That said, Brown clearly wanted to avoid tough questions from Owen and his audience as well, leaving SFGate unable to arrive at a definitive determination as to which is the bigger chicken.

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