Oh No, Not Another Debate
The Washington Post’s Perry Bacon Jr. reports today that, unsurprisingly, Sen. Hillary Clinton is putting everything on the line to win North Carolina’s May 6 primary, or at least make it a close race. One of Clinton’s tactics is ratcheting up the pressure on Sen. Barack Obama to participate in what would be the Democrats’ 22nd debate. Bacon writes:
[Clinton] repeated her challenge to Obama to debate her in this state, after the senator from Illinois would not commit to a previously scheduled one. ‘I’ve said I will debate anytime, anywhere,’ Clinton told a crowd of several hundred in Fayetteville [N.C.]. ‘I think you deserve your own debate.’
Obama has yet to agree to another official spar with Clinton in North Carolina. Previous plans for a CBS debate in the Tar Heel state were scrapped earlier this week. Maybe if Clinton guaranteed Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos would be no where near the debate, Obama would be more amenable to participating.