Skip to comments.Clinton, Obama just say no to Fox [Presidential debate thrown into jeopardy]
Posted on 04/10/2007 6:01:21 AM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
Both Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama said they would not participate in a presidential debate sponsored by Fox News Channel, throwing the event in jeopardy. The two senators joined former Sen. John Edwards, who announced on Friday he would not participate in the debate, one of four being held by the Congressional Black Caucus Institute.
The Congressional Black Caucus contracted with Fox to co-sponsor two of its debates -- one Democratic and one Republican -- and gave the two others to CNN.
But now the top three Democrats in the race have said they will not participate in the Democratic debate co-sponsored by Fox, which was scheduled for Sept. 23 at the Fox Theater in Detroit.
A spokesman for Obama, who is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, told ABC News he would decline, saying "CNN seems to be a more appropriate host."
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At least any pretenses that the media is unbiased are gone.
And these people want face down our adversaries in the world?
They'd love it.
The fact that all of these so-called dem hopefuls don't even have that much guts makes it crystal clear that absolutely none of them are suitable.
We don't need cowards in the White House.
In spite of 9/11 Republicans/conservative/Christians should have demanded Mrs. Clinton come up on the myriad felony charges with made the tip of the iceberg of her criminal career.
Instead when the MSM told us Americans were returning back their churches we just felt so safe and secure from the evil OUTSIDE the USA!!
"SUCKERS!!!" laughed the charlatans.
Fox would have put the candidates at a serious disadvantage: they would have had questions from both liberals and conservatives. How dare they? Think of it like this: Now Fox can show reruns of “Gilligan’s Island” and get higher ratings than they otherwise would have received by televising the Democrats’ “debate”.
Good. Much less exposure to spout their socialist agendas. Refusing to appear on the most popular cable news network is political suicide if you ask me. Meanwhile, the Republican candidates can take the opportunity to reveal their higher standards.
“We don’t need cowards in the White House...”
Because we have plenty of them in the current House and Senate, that’s for sure!
What a bunch of LOSERS the ‘Rat candidates are. All empty suits with the exception of ‘The Beast’ who is pure evil, through and through.
Does this mean that the other news networks are the opposite of Fox News? They don’t want to answer the “rabid Republican” questions from Fox. We want softball questions from the left!!! (and we want to know them in advance)
Obama is afraid of just mouthing mushy platitudes and becoming “mortal” by having to give a “substantial” answer. And Hitlery is dumber than a box of rocks when having to think on her feet and not get the questions “leaked” to her ahead of time.
When Clinton stated she would participate in the Fox “Debates” before she stated she would not, I thought it was a lie as this woman won’t “Debate” period.
She will participate only in carefully scripted events choreographed to her favor, therefore if she states she will participate in a “Debate” at any other forum, that too is another bald face lie.
The wrong people run the Rep Party; we need people with guts to stand up tall.
Hillary would oppose any venue that would not allow her to receive the questions in advance or submit her own questions.
She is not going to open herself up to answering any unscripted questions, if she can get out of doing so.
Everything that Obama, Edwards and the Moveon crowd are doing to push Clinton to the left and to force a protracted primary campaign is good for the GOP for the general election.
Let them tear each other apart for months and months. This is the last thing that the Clinton people wanted. She may get the nomination but it won’t be worth much because she’ll never be able to reclaim the center.
CNN is far more imperfect than Fox.
Pubbies should avoid CNN. This needs to be answered.
hmmm. And I was so wishing someone would ask Ms Clinton that, if elected, would she allow First Lady Bubba to sit in on Cabinet meetings....
Remember when some dem-rats said: “you can prosecute him (Bubba) after he leaves office!”
I’m still waiting for the perjury/onstruction charges to be filed.
When is that going to happen?
Justice delayed is.......
dihad...control. Do not question the great and powerful OZ.
Bumper Sticker needed:
If the Democrats can’t talk to FOX -
how will they talk to our enemies?
If they are so afraid of FOX how will they react to Al Qaeda?
Right on the money, Jake. RIght on the money. This removes all pretense on their part of looking for a level playing field. ALL YOU SULKERS, REMEMBER THIS WHEN NOVEMBER, ‘08 ROLLS AROUND. THESE ARE THE PEOPLE YOU ARE SUPPORTING WITH YOUR NON-VOTES.
YOu’re right! Ain’t NOTHING empty about that pantsuit, is there!!! (Snicker, snicker!)
Your idea - go to www.legalzoom.com - get a copyright - and go produce them.
You might be onto something.
Obama is what we used to call High yellow. That used to refer to his being a Mulatto. Now it seems to refer to his courage,or rather lack of it.
Hillary’s excuse is of course that she cannot answer questions that havent been approved and given the green light by her “advisor’s”.
“Both of these people really dont want any debates.”
Double-Dog Dittos to that! They don’t want to be exposed for what they really are.
Losing in Iraq is NOT an Option and that is the only debatable question on the table other than illegal immigration. The rest is rhetoric that is asked every day by every politician over and over again, year in and year out for decades and never ever really doing anything about it.
Fund the troops without the pork Politicians!
My sentiments exactly. Someone offering themselves as leader of the free world should be able to face up to a tough question from a debate moderator for God’s sake.
Too funny, God forbid any news station doesn’t parrot the Democrat party line 24/7.
So much for “diversity”.
(Source: The Politico (via Dridge) ^ | )
As usual, great FReeper replies.
***Bumper Sticker needed:
If the Democrats cant talk to FOX -
how will they talk to our enemies?
That’s easy. They will lie to our enemies just like pelosi did on her mid east.
If this is the way things are now, while they’re yet trying to entice voter support, imagine what it will be like if/when one of these people is ensconced in office, no longer in need of votes? No thought process other than liberalism will be tolerated or even acknowledged. Basically they’ve openly stated their plans for an exclusionary presidency.
Hillary Clinton is a coward. I'll debate on Fox anytime.
this pic looks like Reggie Miller of oh my God basketball skills
watching david gregory on meet the press this past sunday, he kept referring to democrats as “we”.
LOL! That didn’t take long. I thought I’d skate by for a page or so :)
lmao...........BTW...wanna bet Cheryl can out arm wrestle Reggie ?
LOL I thought the exact same thing. Boy, the Pacers sure could use Reggie now.
amen and you know Reggie is still good for 15 points a game
but I’m a Suns fan and D Backs fan and so far we looking good.The DBacks are 6-2 so far and a 1-2 in first place
Congressional Black Caucus - wheres Imus when you need him.
This is a joke - I guess the republican candidates should refuse to debate on NBC,CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC etc... Wont happen its apparant that the republicans dont have balls.
This carp will do nothing but bolster FOX. Dumb bastard leftists.
The Dems can’t win over Independents by just taking friendly questions from the libs at CNN. That’s what is great about Fox News, you know the questions they’ll get will be fair and balanced, and will challenge them from the left and the right.
I’d like to see someone approach the CBC and the Democrat candidates offering to move the debate from FNC to Al Jazeera and see if they voice any objection.
And, if they do send someone else to approach them offering to move the debates from FNC to the Playboy Channel and see if they voice any objection.
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