February 23, 2007

Gingrich, Cuomo to debate at Cooper Union

This oughta be interesting.

On February 28th, Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo will square off with perpetual yakker Newt Gingrich, who entertains dreams of a "draft Gingrich" movement taking off as the presidential election nears.
I have been playing a small part in organizing a special event that will take place at Cooper Union in its Great Hall on [Wed.] February 28, 2007. Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will walk on to this historic stage (the iron podium Lincoln used is still in the Hall) to have a dialogue about the biggest issues and challenges facing the nation as we approach the 2008 national elections. Harold Holzer, the great Lincoln scholar, is the event chairman. Its purpose is to lift public discourse from sound bites and insults, and to engage the public's interest in how to solve America┬╣s problems. Governor Cuomo and Speaker Gingrich are two of the best and most thoughtful public speakers in America. It should be a fascinating and historic evening. As part of their dialogue. Cuomo and Gingrich will challenge the presidential candidates of both parties to come to Cooper Union on subsequent evenings to present their ideas. I hope these aspirants are not timid, and take up the challenge.
Read the piece at the link above for an interesting history of Cooper Union, a truly unique and sucessful institution.

2 Comments:

At 3/03/2007 2:39 PM, Blogger Bungle M said...

The video can be seen at http://www.scribemedia.org/2007/03/03/lincoln-debate/

 
At 3/03/2007 3:13 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Thanks Bungle. That's much appreciated.

 

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