Published by Peter Hauck August 1st, 2007 Tags: debates, votervid, youtube.
The leading Republican candidates may be hesitant about taking part in a CNN/YouTube debate, but voters aren't showing any reluctance in asking them questions. Here’s a sampling of some of the nearly 700 questions submitted to date: A young Japanese-American man, who says his American-born grandparents were interned during World War II, asks the candidates where they stand on holding prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. “How can I, Mr. Giuliani, support a candidate who has committed adultery just as President Clinton did and not be a hypocrite,” asks Mark from California. Ouch! No wonder Rudy isn’t gung-ho on the YouTube debate. Do Republicans consider themselves “more patriotic Americans” than Democratic candidates? That's what Vitus from Miami wants to know. Waleeg from Philadelphia notes that Republicans did not participate in candidate forums sponsored by the NAACP and the National Urban League and asks: “How do you plan on bringing together a nation with 80 million black and hispanic citizens without engaging them?”