polled several of the campaigns about whether they would attend the Fox News debate. Here are their paraphrased responses:Markos:
Obama: Decision will be made within the week
Clinton: Too early to make a decision
Dodd: They haven't decided yet
Biden: No response
As I mentioned earlier today, I've been asking campaigns whether they plan on attending the Fox News debate. Several of the campaigns I contacted are still trying to make a final determination, but the first to definitely say "no" is John Edwards. Deputy Campaign Manager Jonathan Prince emailed me the great news:Howie P.S.: Somehow I got the idea that Obama had already said he wouldn't be attending, but I can't find anything this morning that confirms that.
We will not be participating in the Fox debate. We're going to make lots of appearances in Nevada, including debates. By the end of March, we will have attended three presidential forums in Nevada - and there are already at least three proposed Nevada debates. We're definitely going to debate in Nevada, but we don't see why this needs to be one of them.
Great job by the Edwards campaign on this, showing real leadership on this issue. Hopefully others will soon follow.