Are Democrat presidential candidates a bunch of pussies?
Is it now acceptable for presidential candidates to pick-and-choose which forums they want to get their message across in? Why are they cutting and running from Fox, instead of stepping up to the plate?
I don't care if Fox News is considered "biased". Name me one news service that isn't biased in some way or another. CNN and MSNBC are just as bad, although in the other direction.
As a potential leader of the Free World, will Edwards, Clinton, and Obama pick and choose who they want to have attend their White House briefings? Will they select only journalists that meet their left-wing leanings? Will they cut and run once a tough question is lobbed at them, then ban the journalist from the grounds forever?
If you want to show the country that you have any sort of spine, get on the Fox debate and stop whining. Otherwise, you're telling the country that you and your message are not capable of being carried in the arena of public debate; instead, its over in a corner, protected by handlers and bodyguards, and dissenters are removed.