Gov Bill Richardson-Will he or Wont he? Debate that is...
I knew the big three democratic candidates refused to participate in the Fox News debate. Hillary (stand by your man) Clinton, John (the hair) Edwards, and Barack (Bong Hit) Hussein Obama have declined the offer. I did not know this:
Four years ago, the leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus began looking for a television outlet to co-sponsor and broadcast a presidential debate to address the concerns of minority voters........Only one news channel made an acceptable proposal, and an unlikely channel at that: Fox News.......... While the withdrawal by the candidates frustrated members of the black caucus, it mollified liberals who had objected to the involvement of Fox News, whose programming includes some of the most conservative and pro-Republican commentary on the air.(LINK)
Democrats should be outraged. The Congressional Black Caucus worked hard on this and to ignore that is rude. I wonder why the candidates wont participate? I mean, what are they afraid of? But anyway, Gov Bill Richardson has not declined or accepted as of yet. He should accept the invite and stand on stage with Joe Biden and Christopher Dodd, as they have accepted the invite to debate. Kucinich has not responded as of yet.
One could say the big three have handed the lower tier candidates a chance to shine. They should debate without the big three. I don't see how this could hurt them. First, the Congressional Black Caucus would appreciate the appearance and support. Secondly, the big three would look like cowards. Can you see Clinton trying to attack Richardson or any other candidate on anything said during the debate she was afraid to attend? Or in any debate after the Fox debate, Richardson referring back to a statement he made in the debate “you three were afraid to attend”...That would be great fun!
I know many of you will say I am crazy. I like watching debates, even those other guy's debates. They are wanting a vote to lead the greatest country on earth and they are scared to debate on Fox? I don't get it. I want to see the democrats on Fox.. Before you ask, you have a better chance of hitting Powerball six weeks in a row than getting me to vote for one of them.