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Saturday, January 5, 2008 3:11 PM
The New Hampshire Republican Party dropped their affiliation with a Republican debate sponsored by Fox News tomorrow night because they have limited the number of candidates that can participate, according to a report in Boston.com.
"The first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary serves a national purpose by giving all candidates an equal opportunity on a level playing field," said Republican chair Fergus Cullen. "Only in New Hampshire do lesser known, lesser funded underdogs have a fighting chance to establish themselves as national figures."
The Fox debate is excluding Texas Congressman Ron Paul even though he polls higher in New Hampshire and has raised significantly more money, and is campaigning more in New Hampshire than Fred Thompson who is invited.
"We look forward to presenting a substantive forum which will serve as the first program of its kind this election season," David Rhodes, vice president of Fox News, said in a statement.
The other GOP candidates should not go to the debate without Ron Paul.
And, Ron Paul should show up at the debate anyway. But, you know, I think Ron Paul has better things to do in NH -- and that's hang out with the guys at the Liberty Fest.
One of the other bloggers had two words of advice for Ron Paul: "Show up."
Furthermore, the motivation to the other candidates to get Ron Paul onto the stage with them is to get the good karma. There is a very small chance that Ron Paul could eventually bolt from the GOP rank and run for president as an Independent. If Ron Paul runs as an Independent, all Republican hopes for 2008 are down the drain.
Here is another bit of advice for FOX News. If I'm the network / news executive, I'd fire the moderator and put RON PAUL in his place. Have Ron Paul ask the questions. Have Ron Paul do the follow up.
They say that there isn't room in the pop up camper that Fox News uses as a studio. Make room. Subtract the journalist. Fox won't be doing real news anyway without the full field represented.
Live Free or Die. Fox News, and all who work there, and all who have invested money into that corporation, must be prepared for the worst. To crumble is ugly. Fox News is dead to me. The stench is sure to hit the eastern states shortly.