Rep. Kind agrees to debate Barrett; Sly endorses Barrett; Barrett producing Air America Programming
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 14th, 2008
Rep. Ron Kind Agrees to Debate Kevin Barrett
Unexpected Offer Comes as Barrett Announces Challenge to Veteran Congressman
In an unprecedented breakthrough for both the Libertarian party and the 9/11 truth movement, Rep. Ron Kind has agreed to debate his Libertarian challenger for Wisconsin's 3rd District congressional seat. (Watch the youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_dCg_QYEeA )
The first Barrett-Kind debate will undoubtedly draw national media attention. It will be the first time a federal office-holder has agreed to debate a leading figure from the 9/11 truth movement. And it is apparently the first time that a major-party incumbent in a three-way race has agreed to debate the third-party challenger rather than the major-party challenger. (Kind and Barrett may be kind enough to invite the third candidate, Republican Paul Stark, to participate in the debates, despite the increasing irrelevance of the collapsing Republican party.)
Kind's acceptance of Barrett's debate offer came just minutes after Barrett's official announcement of his candidacy at Kind's listening session in Sparta, Wisconsin.
Barrett said he was surprised and pleased by Kind's stated willingness to debate. "My respect for him just went up a couple of notches," Barrett said. "Unlike Steve Nass, Mark Green, and the 60 state legislators who wanted me fired from my job at the UW due to my political views, Ron Kind apparently has the guts to face me in a free and fair debate. I'm happy to have found a worthy opponent."
Alongside the national media, the Wisconsin media will be interested in the debates, not only due to the unusual nature of the race, and Barrett's refreshingly candid approach to the issues, but also because Kind has been widely touted as a likely candidate for governor.
Barrett and Kind will be working together to schedule the debates as the campaign heats up.
In more good news for the Barrett campaign, WTDY talk radio host Sly has endorsed Barrett's candidacy. The endorsement represents another unprecedented breakthrough, since it is the first time a major mainstream talk radio host has endorsed a pro-9/11-truth candidate for public office. The endorsement came on Sly's radio show Friday.
Finally, Richard Greene, host of the nationally-syndicated Air America show "Clout," has chosen Kevin Barrett to produce his "Month of Truth" radio shows every Thursday night in May. Last week's show featured Barrett, along with engineer Tony Szamboti, physics professor Steven Jones, and architect Richard Gage debating the demolition of the World Trade Center against former Special Forces operative John Brown. This Thursday, May 15th, Rob Balsamo of Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Craig Ranke of the Citizen's Investigation Team (CIT), and Barrett will debate the question of what happened at the Pentagon against one or more yet-to-be-named opponents. The show runs 8-10 pm Central at http://airamerica.com/clout/ and on Air America stations around the USA.
Updates on these and other campaign stories will be posted at Barrett's website, http://www.barrettforcongress.us
Dr. Kevin Barrett
Libertarian Congressional Candidate, Wisconsin's 3rd District: www.BarrettForCongress.us
Radio Journalist: GCN, NoLiesRadio, RBN, and WTPRN
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