GUTLESS: Obama Says No More Debates Before Next Primary … Obama What Are you Afraid of People Finding Out the Truth?


Barack Obama is actually afraid to debate. How can anyone be President of Obama5the United States if they are afraid to answer tough questions? News flash to the Obama camp … Americans like Presidents with character and some guts. As it was suggested at Hot Air … new campaign strategy, make Obama look like a complete wimp.

The Barack Obama campaign is in a tail spin. Obama finds himself clinging on for dear life as the more people find out about him, his past, his connections and his character … the more voters are turning away. Fresh off the Pennsylvania disastrous debate and butt kicking in the Primary … The S.S. Obama finds itself taking on water and sinking.

After an important primary win in Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton has reduced Democratic rival Barack Obama’s double-digit lead among registered Democrats and voters leaning Democratic by more than half, according to the latest NEWSWEEK poll. Plagued by controversies over Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s comments and the candidate’s own “bitter” remarks, Obama has seen his favorability rating slip significantly in the last week, the poll found.

Isn’t it amazing what happens when the public, WE THE PEOPLE, are informed as to what a candidate is really all about as opposed to the spin and false promises of hope and unity. Obama is all but ducking Hillary in debates. If we were to compare Obama’s strategy to basketball, he would be in a 4 – corners stall looking to run out the clock and hope he is still ahead as the horn sounds.


The heck with the debates, just put them in a ring

Obama has stated that he will not debate Hillary Clinton before the next primary. Barack, what are you afraid of? Maybe having another disastrous debate like the last time? Or is it actually having the media hold your feet to the fire and throw you fast balls rather the the softballs you have been given during most of the primaries.

Asked why he was repeatedly “ducking” Clinton’s debate challenges before the Indiana and North Carolina primaries, Obama said, as he has before, that he just wants to spend time with voters.

“I’m not ducking. We’ve had 21 (debates), and so what we’ve said is, with two weeks, two big states, we want to make sure we’re talking to as many folks possible on the ground taking questions from voters,” he said, so no debates.

“We’re not going to have debates between now and Indiana,” he said.

Hillary Clinton has challenged Obama … Let’s debate like Lincoln. Instead Obama says let’s get in our Lincoln and drive out of Dodge.

Sen. Hillary Clinton called for a Lincoln-Douglas-style debate with no moderator against her rival, Sen. Barack Obama, who says no more debates are needed before the May primaries.

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.

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    20 Responses to “GUTLESS: Obama Says No More Debates Before Next Primary … Obama What Are you Afraid of People Finding Out the Truth?”

    1. Scott Gjerdingen on April 26th, 2008 7:02 pm

      How many debates are required? Hasn’t there been something like 47 to date? That last one on ABC was a total joke. One of the moderators was bill clinton’s speach writer (george steph..).

      News agencies are no longer in to debates for the intent of sharing information, this is all about the news making news….and HRC is pushing an ugly agenda. So I think Barack Obama made a wise decision….besides, this gives them more time to communicate with real Americans. – scott -

    2. Susy Q on April 26th, 2008 7:52 pm

      This is a bit off topic, but some might fing it interesting…not sure Mr Obama will like this…he’s a distant relative of both President Bush and his father, the former Pres. Bush…My geneology buff pal in London also says he’s a descendent of Robert E. Lee….Remember the film The Lion in Winter…my friend is a big fan of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Philip II of France well, the Bushes and Obama go back to them too. Also the two Roosevelts, Jimmy Carter, Frank and Jesse James and Marilyn Monroe….ya just never know who your rellies might be…..She’s working on Hillary and John McCain, thinks they might be in there, too…..

    3. Debate what? on April 26th, 2008 8:32 pm

      What else could there possibly be to debate about???? If any of you think any candidate really cares about you, the common man, you are in la la land… Regardless of who wins we are turning into a nation of the very rich and very poor. Debates are useless.

    4. A New Girl on April 27th, 2008 2:35 am

      There have been 21 debates to date. Give Hillary a few props….she has counter-proposed the chicken and asked for another debate WITHOUT moderators….just the two of them specifically addressing important issues.

      And, no- I don’t agree they are useless. I like to see how someone will handle themselves when put on the spot or under pressure to pontificate on topics of interest to everyone.

      Later on, I will be particularly interested in how John McCain handles himself and who he picks as a running mate for VP since I have no intention of voting for a DUMO-CRAT in this election.

    5. Scarrlett on April 27th, 2008 3:38 am

      Sadly #3, I think you might just be right.

    6. Katherine on April 27th, 2008 7:51 am

      After listening to local reporters in NC and IN this morning on Cspan, it is obvious that the voters in those two states are very excited about being counted in the primaries for the fist time in a very long while. They like being important and they want their chance to hear and be heard! They do want debates in their states, and it’s insulting for either of the candidates to tell them they aren’t interested! These two candidates have only had THREE one-on-one debates, and any job applicant that I would consider had better be willing to answer my request for another interview/debate. If they chose not to, they would not be hired. I would have to assume that they felt it was beneath them or they were unsure of their abilities.

    7. brie. on April 27th, 2008 8:08 am

      Obama looks like the devil demon…

      What a coward…..debating….a formal method of interactive and position representational argument…afraid to face Hillary….Obama knows he doesn’t really possess the skills for a good debate…so we just make up an excuse….how come in the past you did not spend more time with the voters instead of going to Rev Wright’s church….

    8. katablog on April 27th, 2008 8:51 am

      I suppose the answer for why more debates would come from the idea that the more people see of Obama being asked questions first just making preplanned speeches, the more they really get to know him.

      I think character and associations DO matter – which means I couldn’t vote for either Hillary or Obama because both have some really horrible associations.

      Also, the issues keep changing. Both Obama and Hillary have promised universal healthcare (a disaster in the making) but now their own party says that the USA can’t afford it and probably the party won’t pass it. So that’s a changing issue. Obama and Hillary need to explain just how they are going to do the impossible or start backing down from their promises.

      Also each debate produces yet another promise from these candidates. People need time to put the facts and figures to the promises and then ask questions.

    9. brie. on April 27th, 2008 9:03 am

      Obama is always pointing his finger…in one of his speeches he was talking about Hillary and raised his middle finger to scratch his face a couple of times….the crowd started to mumble…he later denied that it wasn’t a gesture…another time he blew his nose in the microphone….what a case!!! He always manages to make a fool out of himself!!!!!

    10. A New Girl on April 27th, 2008 10:46 am

      Brie- you are exactly right- he does always manage to make a fool out of himself…mainly because he is one.

      #6- Katherine—I also agree 100% with your post. If you can’t answer the tough questions…how are you going to be able to even respond to REAL TIME tough questions and decisions when you are in office. Again, it shows a weakness in character and strength. So, even though I am NOT voting for her- give Hillary some credit that she is willing to go at it. I do give her props for that. She has taken a lot of crap that she probably wouldn’t have had to if:

      A. She wasn’t a woman
      B. She didn’t come in the package-deal with Bill

      This will be in the news for weeks….Obama will lose more points in the minds of many if he backs out and uses the “distraction” theme he has been stuck on for his lame excuse.

    11. txchic on April 27th, 2008 1:15 pm

      obama’s winning & would be an idiot to agree for an unmediated debate. sounds like billary’s desperate.

      when will the dems realize that the longer this is drug out, the more ammo for the republicans?

    12. A New Girl on April 27th, 2008 2:18 pm

      Obama refuses debate and now cites that “race is not an issue” in this campaign. Are you KIDDING ME? Once again, his own words turn out to be his own worst enemy.

      He is trying to distract attention away from the fact that, he himself is the elitest and racist~!

      He is truly underestimating the intelligence of much of the American people he and his camp think we can’t see through this smoke screen.

      We may not like Hillary enough to vote for her or want the Clinton’s back in the White House again- but at least the woman is not fearful of putting some of it on the line.

      He makes himself look worse for flatly refusing.

      He cannot win a general election and I do not think will serve as next President. Thank God for that!

    13. Susan on April 27th, 2008 3:40 pm

      What’s wrong with Osama Barack Hussein Obama? Poor little baby. Is the candyass patsy SCARED of Hillary? She’ll chew him up and spit him out :-)

      I can’t say that I blame him for being scared of her…she scares the hell out of me too! He scares me too, especially if he gets the nomination, and is elected :-(

    14. tuyvnsurvivor on April 27th, 2008 6:25 pm

      Debates are the best way to see the candadates, if there was one every morning and one every evening…could not be too many. Perhaps if there are plenty of debates someone will finally get around to tricking them into answering candidly and honestly.

      Most runners of past pres electons and primaries have been asked serious questions about tollerance of varrious believers and non-believers, races other than their own, support of various success levels: income, education, occupations. Inclussion and fairness to all Americans. Surely no one can think Obama has made many different from his own kind (which regretably he makes his “own kind” seem intollerably clear) comfortable with his suspiceous foreshadowed intentions.

      And he gave Hillery the finger, yes. During those moments he was not speeking in as strong the uneducated preacher tone.

    15. Tamikosmom on April 27th, 2008 8:22 pm

      Considering the Pennsylvania debate … I can appreciate why Barack Obama would want to avoice another debate.

      April 22, 2008
      The Friends of Barack Obama, Part 1

      When Illinois State Senator Alice Palmer decided to retire in 1995, she hand-picked local left-winger Barack Obama as her successor. In order to introduce Obama to influential liberals in the district, she held a function at the home of Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. This was, really, the beginning of Obama’s political career, and it linked him forever with Ayers and Dohrn, with whom, as his campaign has acknowledged, he continues to have a friendly relationship.

      Ayers and Dohrn were famous radicals, and fugitives from the law, in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Dohrn, actually, was the more famous of the two; she was the head, as I recall, of Students for a Democratic Society or one of its factions. Dohrn was crazy. She is the only public figure, to my knowledge, to approve publicly and enthusiastically of the Charles Manson murders.

      Ayers was a would-be murderer of soldiers and policemen, but he wasn’t a very good terrorist. He had the ill fortune to be the subject of a profile in the New York Times on September 11, 2001, in which he said that he didn’t regret his attempted murders and only wished that he had planted more bombs.

      IN LAST WEEK’S PENNSYLVANIA DEBATE, Barack Obama was finally asked about his friendship with, and the political support he has accepted from, Ayers and Dohrn. Obama replied that Ayers had done reprehensible things forty years ago, when Obama was eight years old, and scoffed at the idea that Ayers’s ancient history could be relevant. That was disingenuous, of course, given Ayers’s 2001 regrets.

      It turns out that we don’t have to go back as far as 2001 to find that Obama’s friends are as unrepentant as ever. Just last year, Ayers and Dohrn attended a reunion–no kidding–of what must have been the tiny remnant of SDS members who still haven’t figured out that they were wrong about everything. Listen to what Bill Ayers, who hosted Barack Obama’s first fundraiser, has to say about the United States. Not when Obama was eight years old, but in 2007:

      Clip: Access above link.

      At the same event, Obama’s friend and supporter Bernadine Dohrn described the United States as “the monster.” Obama was 47 years old at the time:

      Clip: Access above link.

      Barack Obama has declined to repudiate or distance himself from his neighbors, supporters and friends, Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. There is a certain consistency of perspective among Obama’s friends and mentors, which can be summed up in Jeremiah Wright’s memorable phrase: “God damn America.”

    16. Tamikosmom on April 27th, 2008 8:26 pm

      April 23, 2008
      The Friends of Barack Obama, Part 2

      Last night, in The Friends of Barack Obama, Part 1 I reviewed Obama’s relationship with Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, who helped to kick off Obama’s first political campaign and with whom Obama’s campaign says he has a “friendly” relationship. Ayers and Dohrn were domestic terrorists in the 1960s and 1970s, and they are as radical now as they ever were, as evidenced by their own words. Obama emerged from the far-left fringe of Chicago politics, and his relationship with Ayers and Dohrn, like his relationship with spiritual mentor Jeremiah Wright, raises important questions about Obama’s own political beliefs.

      Obama has defended his relationship with Ayers and Dohrn by saying that Ayers did “reprehensible” things forty years ago, when Obama was eight years old. He says that Ayers and Dohrn are now respectable, mainstream figures in Chicago. But the reality is quite different; they, like Wright, are anything but “mainstream” in their views of America. The audio clips in which Ayers and Dohrn reveal their still-radical views were uncovered by Guy Benson, a recent college graduate who works for radio station WYLL in Chicago. Guy writes to introduce this series of clips:

      In the process of doing some late-night research for both my own radio show and the program I produce, I stumbled upon a number of breathtaking videos featuring unrepentant terrorists William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. Both are now gainfully employed at major Chicago-area universities, and both have longtime connections to presidential candidate Barack Obama. The audio linked below falls into two categories: First, a number of “terror era” comments from Ayers and Dohrn from the late 1960s and 1970s emphasize how truly radical, violent, and virulently anti-American they were. The second batch comes from a recent reunion of aging radicals in November 2007. These clips show that Obama’s pals are as unhinged as ever, and they severely undermine Team Obama’s spin that Ayers and Dohrn are now “respectable” members of the political “mainstream.”
      The Top Five – THEN and NOW:

      1. William Ayers Then: clip titled- Ayers fighting and upheaval

      In 1970, the Weather Underground’s top leadership was forced to go into hiding after three fellow weathermen accidentally blew themselves up while building an explosive devise in New York City. The bomb was intended to target a military dance at Fort Dix, New Jersey. While living in the shadows, Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn participated in a series of short films. In this clip, Ayers explains how living underground served as a convenient “base” for his group’s destructive plots.

      Clip: Access above link.

      2. William Ayers Now: – Ayers 2007 rebellion and Mao

      Ayers addresses a Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) reunion in November 2007. He favorably quotes Chairman Mao’s right-hand man while discussing the past and future roles of revolution.

      Clip: Access above link.

      3. William Ayers Now: Ayers on leftist strategy

      Addressing the SDS reunion in 2007, Ayers outlines the Left’s strategy for the future, which requires them to “speak in a language that is large, and generous, and encompassing…and then we have to act.” (One wonders if a certain Left-blessed presidential candidate with a nice smile and a vague mantra of “change” might fit the bill perfectly.)

      Clip: Access above link.

      4. Bernadine Dohrn Then: Dohrn says “guard your children”

      In this vintage recording (circa 1970), the voice of Bernadine Dohrn warns Americans that the Weather Underground is planning a series of violent attacks. She cautions her fellow citizens to guard their colleges, banks, and even their children. Dohrn explains that the revolution is designed to bring American society (or the “pitiful, helpless giant,” as she so elegantly phrases it) “to its knees.”

      Clip: Access above link.

      5. Bernadine Dohrn Now: US violent “monster”

      At the same 2007 SDS reunion, Dohrn quotes Martin Luther King, Jr., referring to the US government as “the greatest purveyor of violence” in the world. She says she believes this sentiment to be true today. She tells the audience that living in America constitues living in “the belly of the beast” and “the heart of the monster.”

      Clip: Access above link.

      Also important, I think, is this 2007 clip in which Ayers describes his bizarre vision of contemporary America:

      Clip: Access above link.

      There are many more. In this 2007 clip, Ayers describes the United States as an incipient fascist country:

      Clip: Access above link.

      Here, Ayers recalls his own use of “guns and bombs” to try to destroy the government of the United States:

      Clip: Access above link.

      In this recent PBS interview, Ayers talks about overthrowing capitalism:

      Clip: Access above link.

      In this 2007 clip, Dohrn denounces capitalism and the American “empire:”

      Clip: Access above link.

      A blast from the past: Dohrn declares “war” against the United States on behalf of the Weather Underground:

      Clip: Access above link

    17. brenda on April 28th, 2008 6:53 am

      here’s another twist re: why Obama may not want to debate….because if they continue to appear as “arch enemies”…how silly it would appear if he then accepted her proposal to be the Vice-President??? (or vice-a-versa)

    18. Richard on April 28th, 2008 2:52 pm

      There have been over 20 debates so this is not a serious issue. To over blow this like wearing a small piece of metal or plastic, that looks like a flag but is not, is absurd.

      The real issue is McCain’s crazy ideas on the war that he helped to start, and how it is destroying the economy, for many years even if stopped today. The media generally treats him like a Saint when his politics are nearly as bad as Bush-Cheney; he would be no where if it wasn’t for his very rich wife, who’s jet he has used and under reported for US election spending [which is illegal, just like taking the lobby money he should have been sent to jail for].

    19. Brenda on April 28th, 2008 6:26 pm

      Richard…Pointing out McCain is no different than any other politician isn’t why I’ll vote for him over either Hillary or Obama. It’s because I’d rather have an x-POW who was in battle as my Commander in Chief than a muslim socialist pretending to be “black” when he’s just as white as he is black! OR…a female marxist who hates anyone who bow to her.

      McCain’s not perfect, but he’s not Hillary or Obama which is MUCH MORE important to me. I see what the other 2 are. Regardless of what McCain lacks, he’s the best of the worst.

    20. Brenda on April 28th, 2008 6:30 pm

      meant to type DOESN’T bow to her, I never proof-read as I should.

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