The live blogging at 5:00 with State Sen. Hagan will be a true test of candidness

Participtiing in a live blogging in the BlueNC forum is a completely new venue for NC politicians. I compliment any candidate who agrees to partake, as this is an opportunity for them to answer voter questions at length.

Of course, many politicians would view this venue as perilous. The questions can be read in advance, but they will be very pointed and allow little wiggle room.

It will be interesting to see if there is any ignoring of questions, answering a slightly different question than the one asked, or rendering answers with so many qualifications as to render them meaningless.

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Kosh, because of the hostile nature of many questions

I have told the Hagan campaign to feel free to ignore them. Many candidates are not able to answer questions, but we have never ever seen hostility like we're seeing here and unfortunately through IP tracking I know where much of it is coming from.

I hope everyone will watch the tone of their questions and comments on the new Hagan thread.



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Well, I won't claim to be a nice person

Nice went away when I was lectured on how I didn't understand how the game was played in Washington. I am not interested in game playing, or politicians. What I want are straight answers and leadership.

These people do things which have life and death ramifications to the people of NC and the nation, and if they can't handle direct questions, especially direct questions from hostile questioners, then they are in the wrong business.

I understand that you don't want to rudeness, and I will make an effort to keep my comments civil. But I confess I am tired of affording politicians all sorts of deference, only to have them sell us down the river.

Liberalism as a badge of honor!
No apologies, no excuses.

Liberalism as a badge of honor!
No apologies, no excuses.

You have a point

I will keep your advice in mind from now on.

Liberalism as a badge of honor!
No apologies, no excuses.

Liberalism as a badge of honor!
No apologies, no excuses.