Barack Obama, master debater
Remember how, when Hillary stomped Barack "No Mas" Obama in the last debate, the narrative just magically morphed into how bad the ABC moderation was?* And how shocked and upset the Boiz were? Why, they even got up a petition drive! Right from their fainting couches! The whole process didn't even take a full news cycle.....
Well, then, surely Obama and the Boiz would welcome a Lincoln-Douglas debate, because that's mano a mano, one candidate against the other, with no moderator to blame.
In South Bend, Indiana, on Saturday, Clinton urged a debate modeled after the historic debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas in 1858.
They were a series of formal debates throughout Illinois in a campaign for one of two U.S. Senate seats.
"I'm offering Sen. Obama a chance to debate me one-on-one, no moderators. ... Just the two of us going for 90 minutes, asking and answering questions; we'll set whatever rules seem fair," she said.
"I think that it would give the people of Indiana and I assume a few Americans might tune in because nearly 11 million watched the Philadelphia debate. And I think they would love seeing that kind of debate and discussion. Remember, that's what happened during the Lincoln-Douglas debates," she added.
Clinton campaign manager Maggie Williams sent a letter to Obama campaign manager David Plouffe on Saturday asking for another debate.
What's not to like?
I mean, why would a candidate of Obama's manifest excellence and energy not wlecome the opportunity to finally knock his opponent out? I can't imagine:
In a TV interview to air Sunday, Obama flat-out denied any possibility that he would take part in a debate with Clinton before the next big round of primaries.
Shortly after maintaining that he isn't "ducking" debates with his Democratic rival, the Illinois senator admitted that the two hopefuls are "not going to have debates between now and Indiana."
Voters in Indiana and North Carolina will head to the polls May 6.
Barry's right. He's not "ducking," because he doesn't want to let Hillary get close enough to him to throw a punch. He's backpedaling all over the ring, hoping to take the decision on points.
Not very Presidential, if you ask me. Especially since, as Hillary helpfully points out, millions of people would watch.
What is it that Barry doesn't want people to see?
NOTE * Sure, the moderating was awful, but so fucking what? Both horses had to run the same muddy track, and one of them won going away.