I have been predicting this. He didn’t want to get his a** kicked again; he didn’t want to have to answer for his lies; and he wants to try and look senatorial for a change.
UPDATE (by David): WGBH has announced via email that the fourth debate is cancelled. An earlier Globe story does an outstanding job of calling out Brown on his opportunistic flip-flopping re the fourth debate:
On Friday afternoon, Senator Scott Brown was asked about the possibility of an approaching Hurricane Sandy affecting plans for his fourth and final debate with Elizabeth Warren today.
“That’s why I have a truck,” Brown told WBZ-TV. “You know, it has four-wheel drive. If she needs a ride, I’m happy to pick her up, and I’ll be there, providing the electricity is on.”
Well, the power is on at the WGBH-TV studios, but Brown won’t be there tonight for the debate, which was to be sponsored by the Globe and other Boston media outlets….
It also was noteworthy in that Brown announced he was pulling out of the debate about five hours after the Globe published online the results of its latest poll in his race with Warren….
While Warren officials believe their internal polls show her still leading the race, a sentiment backed up by other recent public polling and a Suffolk University poll today showing the professor leading the senator by 7 percentage points, the Globe poll underscored that there might be little political upside from Brown participating in another debate.
Warren’s campaign manager issued the following statement via email:
“It is unfortunate voters will not have the chance to hear from both candidates on the important issues facing Massachusetts. Elizabeth was working with the debate organizers to move forward on Thursday. Unfortunately but not surprisingly, Scott Brown is again ducking questions about his record voting on the side of big oil and billionaires and against equal pay for equal work, against a pro-choice Supreme Court Justice and against insurance coverage for birth control. Elizabeth agreed to additional debates that Brown refused in Worcester and the South Coast as well as a forum hosted by the NAACP. Scott Brown doesn’t want to have to talk about his record – plain and simple.”