. . . But so far, only Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and Rep. Ron Paul (Tex.) have agreed to participate in the debate, co-hosted by Republican Party of Florida in St. Petersburg. . . . Sources familiar with the Guiliani campaign said he's unlikely to participate. . . . In an interview Wednesday with the Manchester (N.H.) Union Leader, Romney said he's not a fan of the CNN/YouTube format. 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." . . . "We're very hopeful that all the campaigns will get on board," said Steve Grove, head of news and politics at YouTube. Added state Republican spokeswoman Erin VanSickle: "It's an important debate in an important battleground state that just moved its primary to Jan. 29th. In other words, we have every confidence that they will attend. They can't afford not to."
Published by Jeff Jarvis July 26th, 2007 Tags: debates, giuliani, mccain, paul, romney.
Continuing Rush's content (in the post directly below) that YouTube is a gigantic liberal conspiracy, Jose Antonio Vargas at WashingtonPost.com learns that so far, only two Republican candidates have signed up for their YouTube/CNN debate.