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The YouTube Debate

Posted July 26, 2007 2:53 p.m. EDT

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?

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