Well dang, seems like two Democrats were missing from the Iowa debate last night. Kucinich and Gravel didn't pass muster for the Des Moines Register because they don't have rented office space for their statewide campaign director. Gravel has pointed out the creepy silence that greets the erased candidate and Scott Horsley gave it his own little ironic spin when he said, "The debate also provided a forum for some of the lesser known candidates in the race." Man, is that rich or what? No mention that Kucinich has garnered more online progressive Democratic support than any other candidate. Even CBS, in covering the exclusion, noted that Kucinich pulls the same national support as Biden or Richardson, and more than Dodd.
NPR joining in this erasure of left-leaning candidates is especially painful given that no votes have been cast, the Iowa vote is just three weeks away, and as Horsley said, "Half the Iowa caucus goers say they're still willing to change their minds about which Democratic candidate to support..."
Wait, wait, don't tell me, how many candidates was that?
"Clop. Clop. Clop. Clop. Clop. Clop."
Oh yeah, six...