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Posted on Apr 9, 2007

Presidential candidate Barack Obama has followed in the footsteps of fellow Democratic hopeful John Edwards in declining to take part in a primary debate co-sponsored by Fox News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute in September.

The Politico:

Obama is the only member of the Congressional Black Caucus running for President, and his decision allows other candidates to skip the debate without facing criticism that they are turning their backs on a leading black institution.

Friday, John Edwards was the first candidate to announce he’d skip the debate. The CBC Institute is hosting one other debate, with CNN in January, in which all candidates are expected to participate.

“CNN seemed like a more appropriate venue,” the aide said, adding that Obama himself had not called CBC leadership or Fox executives to deliver the news. “It was handled at a staff level.”

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By cann4ing, April 9, 2007 at 9:40 pm Link to this comment

Once again the corporatist charletons have ducked a debate to evade the revelation that there is only one candidate who represents the core of the Democratic Party—the middle and working classes.  You have yet to see Mr. Kucinich evade any venue, and you won’t. 

The Clinton/Obama/Edwards strategy is transparent.  Use the massive corporate monies flowing into the coffers of their campaigns for slick ads as the conglomerated corporate media extends a veil of silence over the Kucinich candidacy, preventing so much as a whisper about the brilliant Congressman from Ohio, let alone comments on his rock-solid stances on issues that are of manifest importance to the vast majority of the American electorate.  (A detailed discussion of those issues is available at

It seems at least a bit suspicious that the Fox Propaganda network has provided an excuse for these corporatist charletons to duck out on a meaningful debate not once, but twice.  Coincidental?

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By Terry Sloth, April 9, 2007 at 4:37 pm Link to this comment
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It’s not important where the debates are held; I would like to see weekly debates between all the presidential candidates—-debates where candidates are NOT shown the questions in advance, but can respond to other candidates.

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By Quy Tran, April 9, 2007 at 2:59 pm Link to this comment
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Go ahead but who cares ?

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