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Should Clinton have declined Fox News' offer to debate Sanders in California?

Hillary Clinton just said no to debating Bernie Sanders in California before the high-stakes June 7 primary. 

“We have declined Fox News’ invitation to participate in a debate in California,” read Clinton's statement, saying that she's choosing to focus on "the threat a Donald Trump presidency poses.”

Was it a bad idea for Clinton to refuse one more debate?

Fox News released a statement criticizing Clinton's decision, and the Sanders campaign is livid. Sanders said he found the news "disturbing but not surprising" and accused her of backing away from her commitment to doing one more debate in California.

“I think it’s a little bit insulting to the people of California -- our largest state -- that she is not prepared to have a discussion with me about how she will help the Californians address the major crises that we face,” Sanders said at a rally in Santa Monica.

What do you think: HRCSmart or #HRCCoward?

FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Should Clinton have declined Fox News' offer to debate Sanders in California?
#HRCSmart
A festive crown for the winner
#HRCCoward
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Should Clinton have declined Fox News' offer to debate Sanders in California?
#HRCSmart
#HRCCoward
#HRCCoward
Many thought Clinton's decision could alienate the Sanders supporters she needs to win over.
#HRCSmart
Others said that with her overwhelming delegate lead, she has little to gain from debating Sanders, and does actually need to shift focus to Trump.
#HRCCoward
Both Sanders supporters and Trump supporters pointed to a statement Clinton made in 2008 as evidence of flip-flopping.
#HRCCoward
The Sanders campaign called it a " presumptuous" move.
#HRCSmart
Those who approved of Clinton's decision thought another debate would be a waste of everyone's time (especially if it was on Fox News).
FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Should Clinton have declined Fox News' offer to debate Sanders in California?
#HRCSmart
A festive crown for the winner
#HRCCoward