BeyondTheNews.com When will these candidates learn to turn or take off their microphones? At the end of an NAACP Presidential Forum in Detroit in which fringe candidates Mike Gravel and Dennis Kucinich repeatedly upstaged the top two tiers, John Edwards approached Hillary Clinton at her podium and, perhaps forgetting that microphones were still on, can clearly be heard saying "we should think about at some point... maybe some time in the fall, we'll try to have a more serious debate with a smaller group of people."
Hillary agreed with Edwards, saying "We've got to cut the numbers of these, because they are just being trivialized." Edwards responded "And they're not serious. They're not serious," then walked away. Hillary caught up to him to add "I think there was an effort by our campaign to do that, but it somehow got detoured," saying "We've gotta get back to it." While shaking Dennis Kucinich's hand, she added "our guys should talk."
Perhaps another reason the media and other sources exclude the "minor" candidates. The more powerful elite, like Hilary Clinton and her backers, want the "little guys" off the debates. The Clintons have extremely strong connections with the Neocons, Bushies, and Big Business, and ofcourse, Big Media. It lacks little imagination to figure out why candidates like Kucinich and others were deemed a threat and blocked from exposure to the American public. The "chosen" cannot afford to allow the citizens to hear their messages or the predetermined winning candidate might lose!
Kucinich Rebuttal to plot by Hilary and John Edwards (a gentlemanly response to crappy plot):