Posted by Curt on 1 January, 2008 at 9:44 am. 9 comments already!


Good news for those who want to see a debate with substance:

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC and Fox News Channel are narrowing
the field of presidential candidates invited to debates this weekend
just before the New Hampshire primary, in Fox’s case infuriating
supporters of Republican Rep. Ron Paul.

Fox News says it has limited space in its studio, which leaves Rep.
Ron Paul out of a weekend debate. The roster of participants for ABC’s
back-to-back, prime-time Republican and Democratic debates Saturday in
New Hampshire will be determined after results of Thursday’s Iowa
caucus become clear.

Fox, meanwhile, has invited five GOP candidates to a forum with
Chris Wallace scheduled for its mobile studio in New Hampshire on
Sunday. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Arkansas Gov. Mike
Huckabee, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt
Romney and former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee received invites,
leaving Paul of Texas and Rep. Duncan Hunter of California on the

The network said it had limited space in its studio — a souped-up
bus — and that it invited candidates who had received double-digit
support in recent polls.

In a nationwide poll conducted December 14-20 by The Associated
Press and Yahoo, Thompson had the support of 11 percent of GOP voters
and Paul was at 3 percent.

Unfortunately if Fred doesn’t do well he may be out soon also.  I won’t scream and throw a hissy fit like the hordes of Paulians tho.  There are two dozen candidates running for President, there has to be a dividing line somehow.  Requiring double digit poll numbers seem reasonable to me.

On the other hand with fewer candidates up there maybe Fred will get a few more questions thrown his way.

Meanwhile on Ron Paul this video is kinda funny from Politico.  It shows the lack of support for ArPee by Women:

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