Yes, there is yet another debate making it two days in a row now but tonight is only for the Republican candidates being hosted by Fox News and moderated by Chris Wallace.
Here’s the story on it from WCAX-TV:
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – Five major Republican candidates appear tonight in Manchester for a Fox News Channel presidential forum. The Fox forum has been criticized for excluding Republicans Ron Paul and Duncan Hunter from the forum. Yesterday the New Hampshire Republican Party announced it was dropping out as a Fox’s partner in the forum because of the network’s exclusion of Paul and Hunter.
The network has said it invited candidates who had received double-digit support in recent polls. Fox invited Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, John McCain, Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson.
Paul, meanwhile, is scheduled to hold a live forum on local television in Manchester at 5 p.m.
Ron Paul has been excluded and, as such, the New Hampshire Republican Party decided to pull it’s sponsorship from this debate as it believes nobody should be excluded. The NH Republican Party had also made pleas to ABC to include Kucinich and Hunter as well in their 1/5 debates.
But now it appears Paul will get his own televised town hall meeting, to which I say, good for him. Most candidates would love a televised town hall meeting where only they got to speak on issues. So perhaps for Paul, it will turn out better for him as he’ll have a venue all to himself.
I’ll be covering the Fox forum tonight and have the full video and clips once it airs. I’ll also have some clips and analysis of Paul’s town hall forum once that airs.
Ron Paul’s Town Hall event is being streamed live at his website here if you’re interested. Just started at 5pm.
Here is the entire video:
Fox News Republican Forum from New Hampshire – 1/6/08