With or without someone to debate against, Chris Kluwe is going to be debating Minnesota's proposed constitutional marriage amendment.
Kluwe, a vocal advocate for gay marriage who has recently been speaking out against the proposed constitutional marriage amendment, said he sent invitations to 10 prominent Minnesota Republicans. He is set to take part in a debate at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at the Brave New Workshop in downtown Minneapolis. Twin Cities radio personality Tom Barnard has signed on to act as moderator for the debate.
Among those Kluwe claimed on Twitter to have invited and gotten a no: U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), whose district borders Fridley.
On Thursday afternoon, Kluwe took to Twitter to provide an update on whether he'd found an opponent.
"As of now the empty chair is still my leading debate opponent. We'll be at The Brave New Workshop tomorrow at 5pm to discuss things," he tweeted.
Use the embedded video above to watch along and see if anyone shows up to debate Kluwe or if he's forced to handle things Eastwood-style and argue with an empty chair.
Thanks to The UpTake for supplying the live video feed.