According to the Ed Case campaign, Mazie Hirono has repeatedly turned down opportunities to publicly debate him prior to the August election. She has agreed to only a handful of debates, and ones where the topics and formats are highly controlled. None of those are to be televised on the main TV channels. Why do you suppose she declines these chances to show us the differences between she and Ed? Is she a terrible debater? Does she fear that it would cost her the election? Can she not properly support her stand on the issues that affect us all? Is she just stalling, figuring that the "good old boy/girl" network that she belongs to will give her the election? Whatever the reason--unless I hear her debate on TV and she can convince me otherwise--I will be voting for Ed Case. We desperately need new faces and new ideas in Congress!