There isn’t any other explanation than that the Montana Broadcasters Association canceled the scheduled June 24th Senate debate on Dennis Rehberg’s behalf. Despite their acknowledgement that all three candidates had agreed to the debate, the MBA offered this Orwellian justification for canceling the event:
Due to scheduling complications that could not be resolved we are unable to have all three candidates present on Sunday so the Board of Directors of the MBA elected to make this decision.
There were no “scheduling complications.” Rehberg and his campaign were either to afraid to debate or entirely incompetent when it comes to managing a schedule. In either case, Montana voters should have been given the opportunity to see Senator Tester debate the empty seat which perhaps best would have represented Mr. Rehberg.
But why would the MBA, who believes in providing “the opportunity for all citizens, no matter where they live in our state, an opportunity to watch or listen to the candidates for United States Senate discuss the issues” actually hold Mr. Rehberg accountable this time?
Now that would be news.