Tuesday, July 24, 2007

CNN/YouTube Debates

I haven't been paying as much attention to politics lately -- this long primary season won't do my blood pressure any favors. But I have to say, I'm really impressed with what I've seen so far of the CNN YouTube Democratic debate from last night. A bunch of Americans asked the candidates questions via YouTube, and CNN played them for the candidates onstage. What interests me is that many of the questions are closer to the ones I'd ask at this stage in the game, rather than things that usually come up at these debates. And perhaps because the questions are coming right from the mouths of voters, there seems to be a little less evasion going on. "A little less" is hardly "none," of course, but what I've seen is refreshing.

I've been watching it piecemeal on YouTube's page, which is really easy to navigate. Take a look.

UPDATE: And here's TPM's 10-minute highlights reel.


1 comment:

Jeri said...

I thought it was a brilliant gimmick on CNN's part, a way to get younger people to tune in to the early debates. I wouldn't have watched it if it weren't for the YouTube angle. It was the first time I've seen all the candidates in one place.

I'm more undecided than ever. Not that my opinion matters, since I don't live in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, or South Carolina.