Hell hath no fury like a journalist scorned, and famed Nevada political Jon Ralston is blasting Sharron Angle's campaign for backing out of a seemingly agreed-upon debate with Harry Reid, which Ralston was going to moderate.
In Ralston's tick-tock of what happened, he concludes:
This is all about a campaign organization riven by personality conflicts between seasoned pros and amateurs, and a candidate torn between longtime friends and operatives parachuted in to save her. [Campaign spokesman Jerry] Stacy is trying to use the campaign's previous insistence on having a debate before early voting starts as a fig leaf, but it is not a very effective one since Oct. 21 is still just under two weeks before the balloting. This is about ego and inside baseball (do they think anyone cares when the debate is or will care about Stacy's demand about the early voting cutoff?) Besides, Angle can’t get away from that public commitment and I have been told it’s not over yet. We shall see.