We Will Debate An Empty Podium If We Have To

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First Debate August 26, Thank You Baruch College

Carolyn Maloney is planning on a mission to the moon. That is the Maloney campaign's stated reason to not show up at Baruch College on August 26. And while she is at it, she is also going to navigate the Grand Canyon.

She might as well bow out of the race. Baruch College, if I remember it right, has held presidential debates in the past. This is only a Democratic primary for one of many congressional seats in the city. The two candidates should be honored Baruch College invited them over, and my candidate is.

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Baruch College has the upper hand here. All it has to do is stay steadfast with its plans to hold the debate and Maloney is going to have no option but to show up. Baruch College needs to go ahead with all the preparations. This debate is going to happen. My candidate will debate an empty podium if necessary. That is Reshma Saujani's commitment to the people in this city, and the people in District 14. That is Reshma Saujani's commitment to the democratic process.

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Slavery was ended because Lincoln showed up for his debates. Debating is no small matter. A high unemployment rate will be ended through debating. High unemployment is not even in the same league as slavery, and I don't want to make light of that historic wrong, but ask the students graduating from colleges today if they would like the unemployment rate to climb down from near 10% to a more bearable 5%.

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What is Carolyn Maloney scared of? If she is scared of Reshma Saujani's smarts, she has every reason to be. A woman who wrote a book saying rumors of our progress have been greatly exaggerated should plan a graceful exit from the stage and look forward to a comfortable retirement that the working class families of this city can not so much as imagine. Maloney should make way for Reshma Saujani who is going to make some real progress on behalf of women. By the way, I have not been part of that rumor mill. I never thought women made much progress over the past 18 years.

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Somebody has written saying Carolyn Maloney has a drinking problem, and she can't speak coherent sentences, and so she does not feel like she can appear in public. What do we have here? A Boris Yeltsin reigning over us?

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NY Rep Maloney Too Busy To Debate With Indian American Challenger Saujani attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she graduated in 1997 with majors in Political Science and Speech Communications. She attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where she received a Masters of Public Policy in 1999, and Yale Law School, where she received her Juris Doctorate in 2002..... Maloney, 64, won't respond to a series of invites to debate Saujani, 34. "Perhaps, because she does not want to discuss her questionable fund raising and possible ethics violations during the recent financial-reform negotiations"
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