FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. â€“ The latest Republican presidential debate takes place here tonight, but all four of what some in the national news media call the “top-tier candidates” will not be on the stage.
Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson have all chosen not to participate in the Values Voter Debate being moderated by WND Editor Joseph Farah.
Yes, I think it does look somewhat bad but nothing so devastating. I think it simply comes with the territory that there have already been like 5,000 debates and they’ve been somewhat boring. So really, what’s one more debate that won’t even be nationally televised to most of the country?
The Republicans who will take part are Sam Brownback, Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, Ron Paul, Tom Tancredo, John Cox and Alan Keyes, who announced over the weekend he was officially a candidate.
The debate at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts is produced by ValuesVoter.org, a group which says on its website “Our American values are the values that existed before time and were articulated in America’s founding document on her birthday, the 4th of July, 1776.”
Also, if you need to watch this debate, here’s how:
The three-hour event begins at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, and will be broadcast live on Sky Angel and Dish Network channel 262, and will also be streamed live on websites including ValuesVoterDebate.com and the American Family Association.
I’ll try to procure it from somewhere to eventually upload and add to our debate video collection.