Here’s the latest coverage on NBC’s last-ditch efforts to keep Dennis Kucinich out of tonight’s democratic debate. My personal feelings are, it ain’t over til the general election, and the media’s attempts to keep “fringe” candidates out of the debates on spurious theories including the “it’s our party, we’ll invite who we’ll want to” and “he won’t garner enough votes to make the extra moderation and time worth the effort” are a slap in the face to the principles of democracy. It doesn’t matter if he’s fringe, or not going to get the nomination– he is running, he has support, and he has a right to be heard in the major forum by which political messages are conveyed. And Ron Paul, too. Further, if the candidates in the democratic race don’t have the courage to stand up for Kucinich’s right to be heard, then I guess I know who I am voting for, at least in the primary.