But the Pastor that mentored Obama says we are DIFFERENT.
He maybe right too, I know I am not like Ayres or Rezko or Farakhan or Michelle Obama.
Whether Democratic voters would enjoy a Lincoln-Douglas-style debate is an open question.
In the famous Illinois senate race of 1858, the pair held seven sessions in which one candidate spoke for an hour, the other then spoke for an hour and half, and then the first candidate was given 30 minutes to rebut his opponent.
"We've had 21 and so what we've said we're two weeks, two big states we want to make sure we're talking to as many folks as possible on the ground taking questions from voters," Obama said.
"We're not going to have debates between now and Indiana." Obama was also pressed on the debate issue by former president Bill Clinton.
Clinton aides note more than 10 million viewers tuned into the debate in Philadelphia and only a handful of the sessions have featured only Obama and Clinton without the half-dozen other Democratic contenders who have now left the race.
She ate it up, so no more debates/no free media is her dessert.
Obama's running out the clock, that's the bottom line, and running out the clock means, don't give your opponent opportunities to score points.
In case no one has noticed, the Pastor closed the deal last night.
Hillary will be nominated, because she believes we are ALL AMERICANS.
"If we debate, American viewers will come," Clinton campaign manager Maggie Williams wrote in an open letter to Obama campaign manager David Plouffe as she demanded more debates.