The Fox News Debate & The Netroots

Marc Cooper thinks the blogs were mistaken in pressuring Democrats to cancel the Fox News debate. And, as he notes, so does Dennis Kucinich.

"If you want to be the President of the United States, you can't be afraid to deal with people with whom you disagree politically," Kucinich said. "No one is further removed from Fox's political philosophy than I am, but fear should not dictate decisions that affect hundreds of millions of Americans and billions of others around the world who are starving for real leadership."

"I'm prepared to discuss the war, health care, trade, or any other issue anytime, anywhere, with any audience, answering any question from any media. And any candidate who won't shouldn't be President of the United States."

He raises an interesting point. But its hard for me to fault those blogs and other liberal groups -- here, here and here for a few of many examples -- that pushed the Democrats to stop playing ball with a channel that has become comically stupid with its latest ideological slings and arrows.