Iowa Voice: GOP Candidates To Skip CNN/You Tube Debate?
Excerpted from this post at Iowa VoiceE
Looks like that might be the case, actually: ... I understand the concerns, though. CNN is a lefty news network, and You Tube leans to the left tremendously, so you know that the questions they'll be asked will be either very partisan to the left or downright moronic…or both. But I agree with Patrick Ruffini, that it would be a huge mistake for the candidates to skip it. It's about time that they embrace the internet, rather than run away from it. ... Plus, if they did skip it, it makes the lefties dismissal of conservative media legitimate. They're afraid to go on Fox News because it leans to the right, whereas conservatives haven't let the liberal slant of MSNBC, CNN, CBS, etc., stop them from going on those networks. ... It all boils down to whether or not Republicans are going to join the 21st Century or not. Are they going to engage the blogosphere? Are they going to start reaching out over the internet to talk to voters?