Bernie Sanders is inspiring rip-roaring memes across the internet as folks wonder whether he can possibly catch up to Hillary Clinton in the Democratic race. The contest will likely be decided by the superdelegates, and the Bern has been slowly plucking them up, especially after his primary victories in Alaska, Washington, and Hawaii. As a result, Sanders would love to once again meet his rival onstage and score some points before the New York primaries. His team asked Clinton’s camp for an April 19 debate, but she’s not keen to launch dueling podiums once more.
Why doesn’t Hillary want to debate in her home state? There’s the possibility that Clinton could perform as awkwardly as she did in Flint, which may have caused Michigan voters to hand the state to Sanders. Clinton could easily take New York based upon her eight years as senator, but then again, she’s also got that track record working against her with some voters. Clinton’s people have accused Sanders of campaigning like a Brooklynite, and things got uglier with Clinton Chief Strategist Joel Benenson speaking to CNN. According to Benenson, Clinton will only consider a New York debate if Sanders modifies his allegedly harsh “tone”: