It's a first: A candidate responds directly to a voter's comments via YouTube. Here's Dennis Kucinich replying to my esteemed competitor, James Kotecki:
Here was James' video that elicited the response:
And here is James responding to Kucinich responding to him. Is this giving anybody else a headache? I love it. But it's too bad this is such a meta exchange: video on video on video. What I want to see is candidates responding to voters on issues. I'll repeat: David Cameron in the UK answers five questions a week, three of them voted up by the voters. And he's not even running for office (well, not officially).
(Maybe I'm just jealous that McCain hasn't responded to my advice.)
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At Politics online, James and I finally got to meet up. I discovered him way back a month ago. He's a student at Georgetown, soon to graduate, and is also working with Captitol Hill Broadcasting. Here's our meetup in Washington, shot by James' girlfriend, Emily Freifeld, a journalism student at American University:
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And here are James and me quoted in a Washington Post story on the YouTube campaign.