Friday, August 17, 2007

The Republican YouTube debate is scheduled for November 28th. John McCain and Rudy Giuliani are the ones that have officially said they will be there. I have not researched enough to see any more updates. The debates for the Democrats was at the Citadel in South Carolina. The Republicans are invited to Florida.
I would like to say thank you to the blogospere for really having an impact on this. I know everyone of you really helped push this along. You showed the members of the Republican party that these debates do matter and are important. Unless your daughter is getting married or you in a coma you need to be at these debates.
If you do not show up, in my opinion, it really makes you look like you do not care about making an appearance to your constituents.
What we think matters- whichever way look at it all, you know it is true.
So, apparently the Republican party candidates for president are having 'scheduling' conflicts and some feel that the YouTube debates are not professional.
WOW. I am appalled. They have the audacity to look into the eyes of voting Americans and tell them, 'You are not professional enough for me to even entertain your questions.'
I mean they have some guts.
This is a time when technology is being used to represent today and tomorrow. We have people asking, in my opinion, outlandish questions, however, that is what people want to know. At least give them the benefit of the doubt. I think that CNN did a great job in regulating the Democratic Debate questions.
Technology can be used for great things... If you are open to the idea of hearing from the people that use it on a daily basis. I have friends that spend hours on YouTube and other various video sharing sites. If you feel that it is not professional enough to utilize such a tool then you need to get with the program. You are losing a great asset and many other politicians have already jumped in the band wagon. If you are trying to be 'different' that is not going to work. Some of the things you have done for years will work for the older voter (no offense grandmas and grandpas)but today is different from yesterday. Accept that, and move forward.
Also, IT IS FREE. You can have supporters right there. Helping out your campaign. What is the problem? I do not see how you could ignore this, REALLY, I do not, I wish someone would explain this to me.