Read it HERE.
Obama's free to do whatever he wants, and if he really does have a "previously scheduled commitment on the date proposed," than I understand why August 11th won't work for him, but check out the following from the NY Times article:
"I'm having extreme difficulty getting the Obama campaign to commit to this event, and we do not understand why,? said Ms. Picard, whose husband is deployed in Iraq. ?We made it very clear to them that if they would commit to the event, we would work with them on dates."I'm starting to get the impression too that the Obama campaign turns down these offers time and time again only to scramble to schedule their own event on the date mentioned.
The organizers released details about the event in hopes that it would pressure the Obama campaign to agree to the event.
"This was a decision that was made with tremendous difficulty, to publicize it,? Ms. Picard said. ?We were at a point where we had no other option. We got the impression that they could talk us to November."
How can Obama prove me (and a growing number of disappointed voters) wrong? Take McCain up on one of McCain's offers.
Is John McCain really that much better in the town hall format, or is the Obama campaign simply going to script this election their way?