The YouTube Debate
Posted July 26, 2007
I know this is a few days old, but that I'm writing about it now probably indicates the impact it had on me.
Did you watch the much-heralded YouTube debate on CNN this week? What did you think?
I believe "mixed reviews" is a good way to describe the reaction. Some think the questions were unexpected and fresh. The question about meeting with the leader/dictators of Cuba, Venezuela, Syria, et al. has prompted a little dust-up between Obama and Clinton.
Others thought it was a prime example of style over substance, like the doomed snowman who posed question about global warming. Certainly creative, but is it distracting?
Today, I read that Mitt Romney doesn't know if he'll participate in Republican YouTube debate, scheduled for September.
"I think the presidency ought to be held at a higher level than having to answer questions from a snowman," he said in an interview yesterday with the Manchester (N.H.) Union-Leader newspaper.
What do you think?