Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Barack Obama and now Hillary Clinton are backing out of the Congressional Black Caucus/Fox News presidential debate this fall. Apparently they're afraid of the evil Fox News. What's the matter? If you want to be president of the United States, you've got to be able to roll with the big boys. So why won't they do it? The answer is really simple: they won't get the easy questions from a Fox News-moderated debate that they'll get from a CNN-moderated one.

Forget about the BS that they only want to participate in DNC-sponsored political debates. This is all about running scared from Fox News. Obama, Edwards and Clinton are afraid of hard questions. They're afraid they might be called out on something. Hillary Clinton is afraid she'll be asked, for instance, why she voted for the war in Iraq but is now against it. She'll be asked why it's such a big deal that George W. Bush fired 8 U.S. Attorneys when her husband fired all 93. You know, things like that.

And note the double standard here. Had Republican candidates ducked a debate that involved the Congressional Black Caucus, you can bet they would all be branded racists and outrage would ensue, no matter who was sponsoring the debate. But Democratic candidates get a pass. Isn't that the way it always works?

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