Team Bernie is hoping that tomorrow’s vote in Wisconsin will keep Team Hillary back on her heels and in defensive mode. And maybe Hillary really is “feeling the Bern,” as she has done something that I honestly didn’t think she would – she agreed to a debate just before the highly important New York primary on April 19th.
The problem, of course, is that they can’t agree on a date or time. Team Hillary, with her current comment on abortion making both right and left angry, is apparently trying to hide this debate in much the same way that other debates have been hidden – like the Saturday before Christmas and during NFL playoffs. But Team Bernie wants all eyes on this debate in New York, and is refusing to give her Hillaryness what she wants.
Clinton’s campaign said in a statement Saturday that it offered April 4 as the first potential date, but the Sanders team wanted instead to schedule the debate after the Wisconsin primary on April 5. Clinton officials then suggested April 14 and April 15 as possibilities and are hopeful Sanders will come to accept one of these dates.
“The Sanders campaign needs to stop with the games,” Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon wrote. “The Sanders campaign needs to stop using the New York primary as a playground for political games and negative attacks against Hillary Clinton. The voters of New York deserve better.”
The proposed debate on April 15 would be on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Fallon explained, but “that, too, was rejected.”