Remember the Democratic debate co-sponsored by Fox News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute? The one the top candidates decided to avoid? It
August 22, 2007

Remember the Democratic debate co-sponsored by Fox News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute? The one the top candidates decided to avoid?

It's been cancelled.

Fox News and a black political group say they will not hold a Sept. 23 Democratic presidential debate in Detroit, which the leading candidates already were planning to skip.... The debate, co-sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute, was to have been held at the Fox Theatre.

Institute chairman U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said in a statement on the group's Web site that the "overwhelming number of party presidential debates has created a scheduling challenge."

"Revisiting the CBC Institute's debate schedule will allow the time necessary to complete all debate logistics in an effective manner," he said. The group had said it planned to sponsor two Democratic and two Republican presidential debates.

The netroots worked very hard on this, and deserve a lot of credit for the outcome.

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