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YouTube Debate Part II


I’m liking the format of the YouTube debate. Scarecrow’s right:

One thing that seems to be happening is that the video questions, with enforcement from the moderator, are forcing the candidates to answer the question and do less soundbites — or at least when they do, they look like their dodging. Straight talk looks good.

The Edwards video was interesting. I’ve always liked the song so maybe that’s a lot of it. It’s a sad irony that Barry Cowsill died in Hurricaine Katrina (though I believe this is the original cast version).


Big winners of the night:

1) The format (very entertaining)
2) Anderson Cooper — knew how to stay out of the way, best moderator so far
3) The questioners — didn’t have so much invested in cocktail weenie perpetuation that they couldn’t ask difficult questions

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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