Yesterday, in The Situation Room, John explained why the top four Republican presidential candidates did not make it to the doorstep of a debate sponsored by PBS and African American journalists. The debate, held last night in Baltimore, was conducted sans Giuliani, Romney, McCain and Thompson.
Do you think the media will start branding them as “The Baltimore 4”?
Here is John on The Situation Room discussing the issue:
The reason for the no shows?
Although such conflicts may at first appear a like generic response to the issue at hand, John explained that this early on with so many candidates still in the playing field, so many events going on and so many interest groups and news organizations vying for debate forums, it is inevitable that scheduling problems will arise.
Regardless, though, John points out that not attending this particular debate simply doesn’t look good because of “simmering doubt” of republican commitment to minority interests.
When the playing field is narrowed down, John goes on to report, these types of issues shouldn’t happen as often, especially when it gets down to the final two candidates next year.
“That’s a wrap, folks” for today’s John King news.
(My apologies, but Teddy the Magician does not have any surprises for you today. But you never know when he may re-appear!)