Edwards says, "We should try to have a more serious and a smaller group." Clinton agrees, saying, "We've got to cut the number" and "they're not serious." She also says that she thought their campaigns had already tried to limit the debates and say, "We've gotta get back to it."
You have to hand it to the establishment Democrats - they do a very good job at keeping the outsiders out. Ask Ralph Nader.
Dennis Kucinich's camp is said to be outraged. I feel for them. Could you imagine? I mean, knowing your candidate has absolutely no chance at winning is bad enough... but now big, bad John Edwards isn't even going to let your guy have the microphone?
In fact, Dennis himself is outraged:
"This is a serious matter and I'm calling him on it," Kucinich, an Ohio congressman, said in a telephone interview Friday. "Whispering, trying to rig an election, then denying what's going on and making excuses. It all reflects a consistent lack of integrity."
Hey, Dennis. This is a serious time. Please sit down and be quiet. The adults are talking.
As I said previously, this wide-open field is going to make for some absolutely hilarious politician-watching (that is, if you forget for a minute that Western Civilization pretty much hangs in the balance...).