The Daily invites Fallin and Dorman to additional gubernatorial debate at OU
by OU Daily The Editorial Board
Our View: The Daily is calling on Joe Dorman and Governor Mary Fallin to participate in a second gubernatorial debate at OU’s campus.
We believe Oklahomans deserve more than one public debate between the candidates for governor, and we feel the best place for a second debate would be right here at OU. On behalf of The Oklahoma Daily we call on Governor Mary Fallin and Democratic challenger Joe Dorman to participate in a second public gubernatorial debate on OU’s campus. The Daily — as a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization — is willing to sponsor a second debate and would be happy to partner with other nonpartisan organizations to sponsor an on-campus debate.
We feel a debate at OU would give Oklahoma voters, and young voters in particular, a chance to learn more about the potential leaders of this state. The candidates for Oklahoma governorship should publicly debate their plans for bettering the state more than once, and what better place to do so than at OU, Oklahoma’s flagship university. Even better, we already have a moderator — OU’s political science department Chairman Keith Gaddie.
We asked OU President David Boren to participate in the cause, and he said OU will sponsor the debate and provide a venue if it’s hosted by a nonpartisan group and requested by the two candidates.