Barack Obama today rejected the idea of additional debates against Hillary Clinton, the Chicago Tribune reports. “I’m not ducking. We’ve had 21” debates, the senator said, insisting he prefers face-to-face talks with the kind of blue-collar voters who helped clinch Clinton’s Pennsylvania win.
In a Fox News Sunday appearance that ended the program’s 771-day “Obama Watch,” the candidate maintained that race is not key to his campaign, the New York Times reports. “If I lose, it won’t be because of race," he said. He vowed to draw support from working-class voters in the general election, adding that his backers aren’t simply “black voters or Chablis-drinking, limousine liberals.”