Frank Luntz comments on the thread below regarding his appearance at USUN. And anyone who takes the time to comment on a post concerning him or her deserves some front page attention in my book.
This is Frank Luntz here. Just for the record, I was invited to speak because I have conducted instant response dial sessions at every Democratic and Republican debate over the past year — roughly 40 in all. And I only said yes because it is a non-partisan forum where we would discuss issues and voter attitudes without having to score partisan points.
This has nothing to do with neo-cons, attitudes towards the UN, or John Bolton. It is a briefing for the foreign press about election 08. I plan to highlight Obama’s success and why he is likely to be the next president … unless you all object. So top [sic] whining.
Steve agrees with Luntz, but I stand by my post. And to be clear, I don’t object to Luntz’s decision to participate — he has every right to be heard on this and other matters, and people generally have much to learn from him. It’s the poor judgment of the U.S. Mission to the UN, in particular given the wildly misleading claims he made in 2006 to the UN press corps, that I find objectionable.
— Scott Paul