North Carolina Cancels Debate

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Despite pressure from the governor, from the local media, from their own-state campaign, Barack Obama's advisers refused to accept an invitation to debate in North Carolina because they did not want to give Hillary Clinton any excuse to stay in the race beyond Tuesday, assuming she doesn't fare that well. The Obama campaign's gambit paid off: the debate is canceled.

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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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