11.28.2007

CNN/YouTube Debates

It's right fun to be watching the whole dynamics of election politics change. Today was the Republican YouTube debate. 4027 people sent in their YouTube video in which they posed a question for the candidates. 33 questions were chosen and the video played for the candidates.

I love this. Instead of the media elites, or the political elites, or the whatever elites asking questions, ordinary people from all over the country got to ask questions. I was so proud of them. Not the candidates, but the questioners. This is what government by the people looks like to me.

edited to add: CNN has a site where you can, after viewing the YouTube debates, cast your vote on who did well and who did otherwise. After voting, you get to see what all the internets thought -- which explains why we didn't hear much on the news today about who 'won'.

~Suzanne


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Here I chatter about books, parenting, election 2008, recipes, teaching college writing, and the adventures of getting settled in with our two freshly (Fall 06) adopted school-age children from Russia. This blog is chapter two; chapter one is posted at Jamie & Suzanne go to Russia. I live in the City of Subdued Excitement, Cascadia, Land of the Free.

I am the wife of a man I call My Gift from a Generous God. I am mama to two lovely children, Dandy and Chickadee that became ours in September 2006 in a court-room in Siberia. I am the daughter of two people whom I love and admire. One of them, my dad, is a new (Dec 06) paraplegic.

In my previous life (B.C. - before children), I was a college English teacher, specializing in composition and ESL composition.

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