Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign today made an announcement that most of us would never have expected from a Democrat. He has agreed to participate in a debate on Fox News.As The Hill reports:
In a Wednesday afternoon statement, Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said the Vermont senator has accepted an invitation from Fox News to debate “with the understanding that we can reach mutual agreement on the debate moderators, the format and other details.”
Weaver said both campaigns in January agreed to hold a debate in May in California, adding that the Clinton campaign has “balked at keeping that pledge.”
Say it ain’t so — Hillary Clinton failing to keep her word? There’s a shocker.
“More than half way through the month of May, we hope Secretary Clinton will soon make good on her campaign’s commitment and agree to a time and pace for a debate,” Weaver said in the statement.
The candidates haven’t met in debate since April in New York.
California offers up 475 pledged delegates, the largest prize of any state. Sanders hopes to close the gap in pledged delegates there use that to sway superdelegates — party leaders who can back any candidate — from Clinton to him.
No word yet on what kind of excuse Hillary Clinton and her gal Little Debbie Wasserman Schultz will come up with to decline the debate where she might actually get asked a real question.
Of course, one has to wonder, even if the debate does go forward with both candidates, does anyone in the People’s Republic of California actually watch Fox anyway? If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]