Melissa Etheridge Calls New Hampshire ABC Debate An Informercial Without Kucinich

Melissa Etheridge gave us a call today, just to, ya know, chat about politics.

“This just sent me over the top,” the singer said. She was referring to Representative Dennis J. Kucinich’s exclusion from tonight’s Democratic debate, which is sponsored by ABC, WMUR-TV and Facebook.

“I think that this ABC debate is nothing but an infomercial now,” she said.

Mr. Kucinich failed to meet the network’s criteria: A top four finish in Iowa or a showing of at least 5 percent in a national or New Hampshire poll. Asked if she thought the criteria had been consciously designed to exclude the Ohio congressman, Ms. Etheridge replied: “I’m gonna go down and say yeah. It’s easy to do because they don’t have the money, and because their showing is so early in the year. I think it’s easy to just kind of sweep it under the rug.”

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