Yeah, Michelle Nunn is the presumptive Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, so why would she put herself on the same stage as three “also-rans” when it could only hurt her in a general election?
But Nunn isn’t just missing in action from debates. She’s also avoided talking about big issues that concern voters in competitive races, including Georgia. Politico, for example, released a poll this morning showing that Obamacare remains a toxic issue for Democrats — oh, and Nunn is in a Democrat, in case you couldn’t tell from watching her ads.
But when Nunn was asked whether she would have supported the law, she wouldn’t give a straight answer, telling an MSNBC correspondent: “I think it’s impossible to look back retrospectively and say, ‘What would you have done when you were there?'”
MSNBC’s Chuck Todd panned Nunn’s answer. “Boy, nothing screams practiced politician like that answer Michelle Nunn gave on healthcare,” he said. “It just doesn’t come across as credible,” later adding that it was a “terrible answer.” Mika Brzezinski agreed, mocking Nunn.
Does Nunn realize she’s going actually have to take positions on issues, or does she think milquetoast approach to big issues is going to fly in the general election? Nunn is eventually going to show up to a debate and do more than give non-answers like she did with MSNBC.
[UPDATE] Cynthia Tucker, a leftist and former AJC columnist, weighed in on Nunn’s comments — or lack thereof.
— Cynthia Tucker (@ctuckerprof) May 19, 2014