Friday, July 27, 2007

Republican YouTube Debate

Allow me to jump on the bandwagon. Whether it revolutionized debate or was merely a fad ratings gimmick is not the issue. Whether the questions were softball, ridiculous, or thought provoking is not the issue either. The issue is that Republicans cannot afford to reaffirm the "old white men who are afraid of change" stereotype, and skipping or being noncommittal over participating in a new debate format will do just that.

If two or more of the top four Republican contenders don't show up it's bad news for Republicans. If only one of the top four doesn't show up, it's bad for the absentee. Just agree and get it over with, you technophobes.

Update:

A Republican YouTube plea for Republican YouTube participation. (Plus, I think he's rather cute)

2 comments:

Andronicus said...

Pink:

Yep, you are right. Running away only makes them look fearful and old. How in the hell can they aspire to be Commander in Chief unless they have the balls to do this?

Sure, the Dem debate was a little bit silly, but some of the questions really touched a nerve, i.e. the question from the lesbians about marriage.

Their whiny (Mitt) reticence makes them look more and more like 'Bush in the Bubble'.

Right now there is not one of those jokers I could vote for and actions like this don't help me change my mind.

Andronicus said...

From the Washington Post:

Referring to the video of a snowman asking the Democratic candidates about global warming, Romney quipped, "I think the presidency ought to be held at a higher level than having to answer questions from a snowman."

Clearly, Mitt doesn't understand the difference between the presidency and the campaign.