This press release does not pull punches. CASTLE’S WITHDRAWAL FROM DEBATES UNDERSCORES INABILITY TO SERVE DELAWAREANS IN CONGRESSSpivack’s strong performance in debates this week prompts Castle to quit againNEWARK, Del. – Dennis Spivack, Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress, today chided Rep. Mike Castle, R-Del., for again retreating from the campaign because of poor performances in two debates this week.
“So on Wednesday he’s fine, and on Thursday he’s too weak to sit in a chair and talk for a half-hour?” Spivack said. “Mike doesn’t want Delaware voters to know that doesn’t have a good answer for why he continues to support George Bush. It’s insulting to Delawareans, myself included, that he thinks he can cruise through this campaign on his name alone. People deserve to hold their elected officials accountable for their votes.”
Spivack called on Castle to return to the campaign once and for all, and tell Delawareans where he really stands on important issues. Spivack pointed out that he has offered to accept any modifications to the format of the debates to accommodate Castle’s failing health.
“If he isn’t physically capable of participating in a couple of low-key debates a week on his own territory and on his own terms, how is he possibly going to serve us in Congress? The whole job of a congressman is to debate tough issues, hash out agreements, and negotiate high-pressure situations,” Spivack said. “We only send one. Let’s send one who can fight for what Delawareans really need and deserve – not one who thinks George Bush is doing a good job.”
Castle sucked in the Rotary debate. I'm not at all surprised that he does not want anyone to see him side by side with Spivack.