20 years in office – Only 30 minutes spent debating
During Greg Abbott’s nearly 20 years in political office drawing a state paycheck, he has spent only 30 minutes participating in public debates during general elections.
That’s right – 30 minutes in 20 years.
The only time Greg Abbott has been part of what can fairly be described as a debate was a 30 minute exchange with Democrat Kirk Watson in 2002. Since then Abbott has successfully employed a “dodge, duck, dip, dive, dodge” strategy.
He has a long and extraordinary record of escaping accountability – all while taking care of insiders without paying a political price.
In one election after another, Abbott has simply refused to make himself available to exchange ideas or defend his positions in a public forum where he can be questioned and contradicted.
While the political press may not like this, they have never really held Abbott accountable for his debate dodges.
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