I was willing to give Corker a look. By all accounts he sounded like a fairly rational, moderate, maybe even slightly progressive brand of Republican (i.e. not a raving lunatic).
Throw in the DSCC meddling in our state primary, and the Democratic nominee's votes on the war, the bankruptcy bill, etc., and you could make a case for at least giving Corker a fair hearing.
But now Corker's dodging debates. He's been subpoenaed in relation to a shady land deal and he's trying to get those records sealed. There are questions about his income while mayor of Chattanooga, and he won't release his full tax returns to clear up those questions. He hasn't offered much in the way of ideas or solutions. About all we know is that he's a "real conservative".
It's pretty hard to give a guy a fair hearing if he won't talk.
UPDATE: Corker has "agreed" to three debates. There won't be any in Knoxville. There also won't be a Meet the Press showdown. Any politician is crazy to turn down an offer for free national exposure like that. Unless he's worried he will be "exposed", I guess.
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