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'.