January 29th, 2008
03:23 PM ET

Hillary Clinton's non-interview

A lot of people have asked us why we interviewed Sen. Barack Obama and not Sen. Hillary Clinton last night?  Well, that's not what we planned.  We were supposed to have both.


We’ve gotten a lot of questions on the blog and in our viewer comments about what happened last night when Sen. Hillary Clinton cancelled on us at the last minute.  One of the most popular comments is why don’t we ask her back.  The truth is we have.

It is a constant communication process with several members of her press team as well as several members of our staff that happens on a daily basis.  We have requested to speak to her, as well as most of the other candidates, almost every day.

Yesterday afternoon, her people told us she would do the interview.  But when 
Anderson was supposed to do the interview, she wasn’t there.  The bottom line is that Sen. Clinton bailed on Anderson with no explanation.

It’s true.  And it happens. This is not the first, nor will it be the last, time a candidate has agreed to do an interview and it has fallen through for various reasons.  It is unfortunate for us, the viewer and Anderson.

But to put to rest the question of have we asked her back:  Rest assured we have. And now it’s up to her and her people to make sure that interview will happen.

- Kay Jones, 360˚ Guest Producer  

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