Here's the list:
- July 23, 2007: YouTube/Google and CNN* in Charleston, SC
- August 19, 2007: ABC in Des Moines, IA
- September 26, 2007: NBC News/MSNBC** in Hanover, NH
- October 30, 2007: NBC News/MSNBC** in Philadelphia, PA
- November 15, 2007: CNN* in Las Vegas, NV
- December 10, 2007: CBS in Los Angeles, CA
The press release explains the asterisks as follows: "*Debate will be simulcast on CNN en Espanol. **Telemundo will re-broadcast both debates."
Earlier this year, the Democratic Party was slated to conduct a debate on Fox News. But pressure from progressive activists and a withdrawal by John Edwards -- combined with some ill-timed fighting words from Fox Chairman-CEO Roger Ailes -- led the party to pull the plug on the debate.
We still stand by our original opinion that, though understandable considering the relationship between Fox and the Democratic Party, it's a foolish move by the Democrats. In a race in which swing voters and many Republicans are looking for an alternative, the party's passing up a golden opportunity to change some minds.