Change the Debate. Will this have a "net" effect? (Election '08)





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Published on Aug 26, 2008

==== UPDATE ====

FYI, I was a signatory to the Open Debate Coalition's call for a change in the Oct. 15 debate format. You can find the specifics at http://tinyurl.com/4s4hks

In part, we asked for the inclusion of user submitted and selected questions.

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The Commission on Presidential Debates has settled on three debates this fall, and one of them "may include" questions submitted via the web. We think that America can do better. So we're letting the community submit and select questions for the candidates. If we can reach a few hundred thousand voters on this forum, we believe the candidates will be compelled to answer our top questions.

We want this to be something new. So we've structured things to promote full answers from the candidates. There are no time limits for replies, and we're going to ask you to vote on whether or not the replies were complete answers, "Was that an answer to the question?" not "Did you agree with the answer?" So it will be in the candidates' interest to answer them fully off the bat.

However, this only works if people participate. So please, spread the word by sharing this video or emailing your friends about the site http://www.communitycounts.us


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