Jon Ralston, one of the biggest names in Nevada political journalism, is hopping mad with Republican Senate nominee Sharron Angle, accusing her campaign of dishonestly canceling a scheduled debate with Harry Reid, after Ralston had worked hard to arrange it.
When Angle appeared in late June on Ralston's show, Face to Face, she challenged Reid to come on the show alongside her for a debate. Ralston clearly liked the idea, and worked to nail down a future date with the two campaigns. He then announced last night on his Twitter account that the event would be held on October 21 -- only to follow up by saying that Angle's team was pulling out.
Ralston's tweets from last night tell the humorous story. First there was this:
So you thought there would only be one #nvsen debate? Not so: Reid and Angle have now agreed to debate on F2F on Oct. 21 in Reno. #gameon
However, it was quickly followed about an hour later by this:
Thought I had seen it all in #nvsen, tweeps: Just got a call from Team Angle spox. Now he says they are not agreeing to debate. #shootme
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