Fox News has canceled a debate of Democratic presidential candidates next month after several candidates dropped out because they said the cable news network would not provide a fair forum, the Associated Press reports. Organizers hope to reschedule the debate.
The top three Democrats seeking the nomination -- Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards -- already indicated they would not participate in the debate, which is being cosponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus.
A statement from the CBC cites scheduling conflicts and does not mention complaints that had been raised about Fox News serving as host.
Fox News thinks they are just canceling this debate, but will still try to host a Democratic debate at some point later in the cycle. Of course, given that Obama has already sworn off accepting any new debate invitations, and since neither Edwards nor Clinton will debate on Fox if Obama won't for fear of progressive activist backlash, it can safely be said that Fox News will not be hosting a Democratic debate this primary season. It is a small victory, but still--Huzzah!