Fox Debate Begins, No Ron Paul

The Fox News debate is underway and Ron Paul is nowhere to be found.

The broadcast began without an explanation for his exclusion and comes after a week of stonewalling by Fox, which refused to answer questions from the news media, the Paul campaign and even the New Hampshire Republican Party, which withdrew its sponsorship of the debate yesterday when it became clear that Paul would be left out.

Meanwhile, the latest New Hampshire poll, released hours ago, has Ron Paul receiving 10 times as much support as Fred Thompson—whom Fox included in the debate.