CBS North Carolina Democratic Debate Officially Canceled

Since Obama wouldn’t agree to the April 27th date for a debate to be aired on CBS from North Carolina, the state party decided to officially cancel it. No surprise here since Obama is already leading in North Carolina and, at this point, a debate could risk hurting him there considering the last debate.

Here’s the story on it from nbc17.com:

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Democratic Party announced Monday that it will cancel the proposed Democratic Presidential debate on April 27 “due to time constraints and logistical issues associated with such a large, national event.”

While Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama earlier agreed to debate in North Carolina, the two candidates each agreed to separate dates.

Obama also said after 21 debates, he can recite Clinton’s lines and Clinton can recite his. And he said that if the two have a debate in North Carolina, then voters in Indiana, which also has a primary on May 6, will say “What about us?”

In recent days, Gov. Mike Easley and members of the General Assembly encouraged both candidates to debate here.

“While there was great interest in the debate, there were also growing concerns about what another debate would do to party unity,” the Democratic Party said in a press release.

Both campaigns will be visiting North Carolina several times prior to the primary.

In addition, both Clinton and Obama will attend the NC Democratic Party’s Jefferson-Jackson Dinner May 2 in Raleigh.

So that may be it, I’m betting there won’t be anymore debates between the two of them. The next debate we’ll be seeing will be between the Democratic and Republican nominees come august perhaps.