Well, she probably doesn't, but when it comes to debates, someone at the Clinton campaign is channeling something Newt Gingrich said this fall. That is, Clinton campaign manager Maggie Williams has found a way for the Obamessiah (change be upon Him) to avoid "distracting" debate moderators:
In the spirit of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, we make this proposal:Ha! Best Democratic primary evuhhhhhhh!
Senator Clinton and Senator Obama will participate in a 90-minute debate in an open public forum. Just the two of them -- no questioners, no panelists, no video clips. One candidate would speak for two minutes, then the other, alternating back and forth all the way through the debate. Their discussion – not any pre-set rules – would determine how long they spend on one subject before moving on to another. Such a debate would range across all of the challenges, large and small, we face as a nation or it could focus on the most significant issue we face today -- the economy.
We can readily agree on a host, a place, a date, and a broadcaster or series of broadcasters.
The Obama campaign has already, predictably, rejected such a debate. But why? There is no way for his answers to get cut down to "snippets" and taken out of context. There are no moderators to bring up "distractions". There will be no one to blame but him if he has a disastrous perfor....oh wait. There we go. I forgot the First Rule of Democratic Politics: always have someone to blame besides yourself.
Gateway Pundit has already noticed the blatant racism of Clinton's debate suggestion:
Didn't Lincoln and Douglas debate slavery? Is that what this is all about?... Another twisted racist attack by the Clinton's?/snark
Is this some sick stunt where Hillary gets Obama on stage, plays Democrat and defends slavery for 90 minutes? Sick.
UPDATE: I found video of Hillary delivering the challenge to Obama. Here you go...