Apparently, it was all a merry mix-up.
On Thursday morning, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley's campaign was adamant about its intention to skip a March 28 mayoral debate sponsored by the NAACP.
By the end of most people's lunch hour that same day, Cranley had reversed course. His campaign released a statement that said, in effect, that, yes, absolutely, by golly, there's no way we would miss such an important event!
So what happened to change their minds?
A little not-so-gentle poke in the eye from the NAACP, that's what.