April 29, 2008

WELL, ONE CHICKEN IS CERTAINLY ROOSTING:

Obama dismisses Clinton debate challenge (Brian Knowlton, April 27, 2008, NY Times)

Clinton, following her clear victory in Pennsylvania, has been goading Obama to debate yet again. She said Saturday that she wanted a 90-minute confrontation without moderators or questioners. That approach, rather like the series of debates in 1858 between Abraham Lincoln and his rival for an Illinois Senate seat, Stephen Douglas, might have seemed to appeal to Obama after a debate in which the ABC moderators were widely viewed as unfairly tough on him.

While it's obviously vital to keep his past and his politics as carefully hidden from the electorate as possible, and he has nothing to gain by debating someone who can't catch him in the delegate count, such fear bodes ill for the Fall.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 29, 2008 9:07 AM
Comments

Here's what his response should be: "Despite many baseless accusations, I truly love my country. And so I cannot bear to subject it to the horrific nightmare that would be any more debates between myself and Sen. Clinton."

Posted by: b at April 29, 2008 11:08 AM
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