For the people, by the peopleMonday, July 30, 2007 at 0:09 | Posted in Election, internet, Media, Politics, USA, web 2.0., youtube | 1 Comment
The CNN YouTube Democratic presidential debate does not seem to turn the republican candidates on. So far only John McCain and Ron Paul have confirmed their participation in a similar Republican debate in September, the Washington Post writes. Best describing the attitude is the response of the presidential wannabe Mitt Romney:
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.”
Like it or not, governor, the format is there to stay. With all due respect for the presidency, an increasing portion of the voters are going to be on line, using web 2.0 tools and thereby creating their own contents. If you want the job you had better respond on the level of the people out there. After all, the government is supposed to be for the people, by the people, not vice versa.