It looks like ABC’s poorly handled debate might have made an impact on the decision:
The North Carolina Democratic Party has dropped plans for an April 27 debate, which would have been moderated by CBS’s Katie Couric.
Clinton had agreed to the debate; Obama did not, and the party said in a statement that the clock had run out to organize a debate. The party also cited worries about “party unity,” after last week’s combative debate in Philadelphia, a focused grilling of Senator Barack Obama on topics he would have preferred to avoid.
The only other debates I would support would be ones handled like the days of old – ones were ratings and profits didn’t matter. It’s time to let the League of Women Voters handle our debates again and keep the corporate greed out of it.