The Democratic National Committee has decided to pull the plug on the CBS News debate on 12/10 because candidates were unwilling to cross the writers strike picket lines. 12/10 is the day reportedly set by the WGA for the CBS News writers to begin the strike, although the WGA East is now denying that. The DNC said the uncertainty created by that imminent strike as the reason for the cancellation. The debate will not be rescheduled. Several candidates, including Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards, had already said that they wouldn’t attend if the writers actively picketed the LA event.
"The possibility of picket lines set up by the Writers Guild of America and the unwillingness of many candidates to cross them made it necessary to allow the candidates to make other plans," CBS News said in a statement.