GOP no-shows take pounding at black forum / To peers' chagrin, party's top 4 candidates for president skip African American event:
The invitations to this event came out months ago but these guys still couldn't make it.
>>"Former Sen. Fred Thompson was at a fundraiser in Franklin, Tenn. Former Gov. Mitt Romney was gathering checks in Rancho Santa Fe (San Diego County). Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani was in Napa raking in some last-minute cash. Sen. John McCain spent the day in New York City, giving a speech and raising money. Such were the scheduling conflicts that left the lecterns for the leading candidates for the Republican presidential nomination empty "<<