Senator Scott Brown, citing the danger posed by Hurricane Sandy, has pulled out of his fourth and final debate with Elizabeth Warren, which was scheduled to take place on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Boston. “It is simply not appropriate to go forward with a political debate when a disaster strikes,” Brown’s spokesman, Colin Reed, said. “The focus for all of us before, during and after the storm needs to be on emergency response and disaster relief, not campaigns and politics.”
It may, in fact, turn out to be appropriate to postpone or cancel the last debate for Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown, but the classy way to do it is to contact the opposing campaign and discuss it. By jumping the gun, Brown is likely looking to avoid another debate in which he looks more ignorant and less likable.
Both President Obama and Mitt Romney have canceled their campaign events for Tuesday, as did senate candidates in Pennsylvania and Virginia. Additionally, the Maine Senate debate scheduled for tomorrow has been canceled.