(CNN) – Hillary Clinton’s campaign has increased its efforts to pressure Barack Obama to agree to more debates.
On Wednesday, they sent reporters a press release titled “Debate Watch: Day 1,” as part of their continuing effort to focus attention on Obama’s reluctance to schedule more primary season showdowns.
During a rally in Hillsborough, North Carolina Wednesday afternoon, former President Bill Clinton, standing on the back of a pick-up truck, told voters: “I think I know the answer to why one candidate wants to debate, ‘cuz I saw the debate in Pennsylvania. And afterwards, 41 percent of the voters saw it. And by 55 to 22, they said Hillary won.”
Earlier this week, a proposed North Carolina debate was cancelled after Obama’s team said the Illinois senator would not be able to find time in his schedule.
“It's not clear that another debate is going to be the best use of our time,” Obama told CNN’s Roland Martin Wednesday.
The Obama campaign says that the candidates have met in more than 20 primary season debates. But the Clinton camp counters that only four of those meetings have been one-on-one.
“Hoosiers are going to be disappointed if [the debate] doesn’t happen,” said Sen. Evan Bayh, a Clinton supporter. Clinton herself told an Indiana crowd that "some people" think the voters are tired of debates but she disagrees.
Hillary Clinton was widely viewed as having a stronger performance at last week’s debate than Obama, which her campaign said contributed to her success with late-deciding voters.
Both North Carolina and Indiana vote May 6.
21 isn't enough?
I guess it's not, when you can't raise a quarter of the money your opponent can. You need all the free media you can get.
The Power Logic...
We are sick of the debates? and I hope Obama says NO.
Yeah, and Obama won all the other debates. He's been saying "enough debates" for months now. Give it a rest.
Obama has a packed schedual. He can't find time for everything.
Don't do it Barack !
[fool me once, shame on you. fool me twice, shame on me . . . ]
stfu, you lying hag
Go to the ABC website and see who the viewers said won the debate. It's three to one in favor of Obama.
Maybe you're correcting for the three to one ganging up on him at the debate. Really, is there any media event lately that doesn't feature an ex-Clinton press secretary or lawyer as analyst?
The next debate I want to see is the OBAMA – MCCAIN debate!!
This is another pitiful attempt on the part of the Clintons to smear Obama. If they truly want a debate why are they being so rude as to get the media involved. When she turned him down for a debate he did not get the media involved and try to smear her. She does not know how to take the high road.
MOMENT OF TRUTH appeareance would be great Hilary. It would be up there with the women who lied about thinking that she was a good person. That would be entertainment and enlightenment.
How many debates do you want Hillary? Just so you can spew some more lies?
The ABC debate was a hit job on Obama. No more debates.
Go OBAMA !!!!
Hillary Clinton literally makes me feel physically ill! She is so fake and dishonest...her approval ratings are almost as low as Bush's nationwide...she is not the right candidate to win in November...
Why didn't Hillary agree to the earlier NC debate? Hmm? This is a stupid issue. No one wants another "gotcha" debate. Maybe Hill and Bill should go play "gotcha" together back in Arkansas where they belong.
Another Debate or another Attack...no one will be disappointed if there's not another debate....i dont have 45 minutes to wastes on non-issues.....who care's about flagpins or who's your pastor or the bitter comments, which by the way depending on who you're talking to, those comments can go either way.....that last debate, he should have took his microphone off and walked off the stage and said "when you're ready to talk about the issues" give me a call.....if you want to beat Obama, than beat him on the issues, because he's already showed great character, strength, courage and yes HOPE!!!!!....polls show people are over the controversies....you want to keep bringing them up because that's all you have to hang on to...he will win NC by 15% and Indiana it's up to you to shut this thing down and do what PA couldn't so we can concentrate on the general election and having the best candidate in the white house Barak Obama!
Run and hide is the name of the game.
This is an election and we want to hear more find out more about you.
Obama is afraid to say anything that isn't scripted and written by someone else. He's a phony
HRC? What could the voters possibly learn from another debate? Hmmm...............that you are arrogant and untrustworthy? H...................we already know that.
How about a bill collection watch for Hillary's debts!
have your rallies but no substance
you can take jabs at hillary all you want. The REP have already started attacking Obama. Hillary's race looks clean compared to what Obama has to come. So he should be thanking Clinton for showing him what its like to have to fight for something you want.
Maybe we can get some unbiased moderators. That ABC debate was the biggest load of garbage I've ever seen.
I saw the debate. Nobody won. The American public lost. No more debates!
CORRECTION: DAY 22
This will make it the 22nd debate! GET IT RIGHT!!
Watch the folks from the LOSER CAMP "TRY" to spin this!
21 Debates so far! THATS TWENTY ONE ding bats!
NO MORE DEBATES! Hillary cannot survive if Obama dont speak cuz last debate she COPIED his reply ~ Its the president who gives the orders and the generals follow that order!
HilBag fatbut is looking for something to copy so all you Hil bots posting below GET A LIFE!!!!
Knock it out the box O!