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Henry: Democrats Tell Me They’re ‘Worried’ About Clinton Avoiding Media and Debates

• August 7, 2015 2:29 pm

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Fox News correspondent Ed Henry said Friday Democrats have told him they are "worried" about Hillary Clinton's ability to get into general campaign shape due to the party's limited debate schedule and her avoidance of the media.

"I hear from Democrats, actually, they're worried about Hillary Clinton," he said. "Not taking a lot of questions from the media, although she's started doing more, we should note. But also not doing debates until later because she's not going to get into fighting shape. One reason Barack Obama was so tough in 2008: he had a brutal primary against Hillary Clinton. A lot of debates. They were tough. They mixed it up, but that made Barack Obama a better candidate."

While the first official Republican primary debate took place Thursday night in Cleveland, the first Democratic debate won't take place until Oct. 13 in Nevada, and only four are scheduled before the Iowa caucuses. Clinton holds a wide lead in polls, and fellow challengers Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley expressed disappointment in the debate schedule.

Clinton has also been media-shy, going weeks without taking questions from reporters and not giving her first national sit-down interview until nearly two months into her campaign.

Published under: Ed Henry, Fox News, Hillary Clinton