ATLANTA (AP) — There is no 12th Democratic presidential debate on the horizon now that the nominating process is in a holding pattern because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
One of the Democratic National Committee’s lead debate organizers, Xochitl Hinojosa, said the party has not set a date or secured a television broadcasting partner for what would be the final encounter of the dozen that DNC Chairman Tom Perez promised at the campaign’s outset.
There’s no evidence that either Joe Biden, the prospective nominee, or Bernie Sanders, Biden’s last remaining rival, is clamoring for a debate, and there’s doubt among the candidates’ advisers that one will occur.
“We are taking things day by day,” Hinojosa said.
The uncertainty reflects both the political realities of Biden’s lead and the public health realities of the virus, which could make another debate logistically difficult.