CNN and YouTube hosted a debate for Democratic presidential candidates last month.
DES MOINES (CNN) – The Republican Party of Florida, CNN and YouTube will announce Monday that the organizations' Republican presidential debate will be held on Nov. 28, two months before Sunshine State voters hold their gateway primary into "Super Tuesday."
Originally, the three partners targeted Sept. 17 as the date for the debate that will feature video questions submitted by voters through YouTube. But some campaigns expressed concerns about the timing of the event and the debate partners worked to find an alternative date.
CNN's Anderson Cooper will moderate this debate that will be held at the Mahaffey Theater at the Progress Energy Center for the Arts in St. Petersburg. In July, CNN and YouTube partnered with the South Carolina Democratic Party to hold a similar debate in Charleston. Cooper also moderated that event, which was sanctioned by the Democratic National Committee as the party's first official presidential primary debate of the 2008 race for the White House.
Candidates such as New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Arizona Sen. John McCain have told the partners they will participate.
– CNN Political Editor Mark Preston
Hopefully this time Ron Paul can get some equal speaking time compared to the other candidates. At least his message is honest and his record proves it, as well as his message being truly conservative, unlike the Rudy McRomney neocon festival that's currently going on.
So, Romney forced CNN to change the debate date?
Boy I can't wait to see this. On how much they bashed the Democrats answers and since most of the questions won't be about Iraq and probably more on economic issues such as Health Care they will have their hands full.
This is surprising. I didn't think the GOP knew of the internet.
I would make the case that all candidates deserve equal time, not those deemed by the media to control the flow of information.
Dr. Paul deserves more time in these debates, I have yet to see him have an opportunity to talk about his other strong conservative values, they only talk of anti-war, but his economic package, healthcare package, his strong 2nd amendment message should be heard by all
Even the lazy one could be in this.
I hope the questions asked to republicans are of better class than what was shown with the democrats. Hopefully no talking snowmen.... But real questions.
Most of the questioners shown at the Democratic debate made the American population look like morons (especially Democrats). I was pretty embarrassed for my country (not the first time!) watching the debate. As a Democrat myself, I was hoping to be represented a little more intellectually than that. We've reached a pathetic low in the political process, and these aren't really "debates" so much as candidates just respond to questions they were probably expected to be asked. Debate means "back and forth discussion".
Total waste of time.
Bob from S.F. has it right: "Debate means 'back and forth discussion'."
The problem is we don't see these candidates actually debating the issues, going back and forth actually kind of hammering out a consensus position. Do you ever think you would see one of them (if we were treated to a real debate) stop and say, "You know, that's a great idea you've just spoken of, if you would take that and maybe do (or not do) this....." and have the other respond with a "oh yeah, that would make sense, I never thought of it that way..."
It'll never happen in our current climate. All we're gonna get are 30 second sound bites, slogans and politically correct terminology with either more of the same or mud-slinging retorts.
Every one out to prove their case and not willing to give any kind of compromise.
I'm tired of the "well, my opponent would have you believe..."
We need someone that's a fresh change from the status-quo.
Have a good day,
hmmmm...Did anyone notice the original date of the debate, and the reason they changed it? Timing issues huh. I'm thinking that September 17th is cutting it a bit close to some sort of deadline...what could it be, i wonder...
It will be interesting to see if CNN will give Ron Paul his fair time in this debate. If this man is given the opportunity to reach the masses, the choice should be obvious to all.
St. Pete get ready for the Ron Paul Revolution invasion.
To the other candidates.........bring your crying towels.
I think it's funny how it says "Candidates such as New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Arizona Sen. John McCain have told the partners they will participate." Looks like these guys actually wised up after wussing out of the Iowa Straw Poll.
The Republican party caters to the wealthy and manipulates the ignorant.
Ron Paul will be there! Hello! And he better have more time, this time!
The Democrats cater to people that don't work for a living and want everything handed to them by taxing the people that work and redistibuting it to them and they then manipulate the uneducated by using soundbites and buzzwords that are happily put out by the media that is in bed with them.
go ron paul go
Posted By Ron Nebraska : August 14, 2007 12:12 am
This is not true...they are no more or less manipulative than the democrats. When the real republicans get back in office the country will be much better off...unless you like being controlled by the government, then you better hope for the democrats to win.
I hope Ron Paul is given an equal amount of time to speak as Guliani and Romney. Maybe Ron will get a fair shake now that Hannity isn't here to deny the results of his own polls.
can not believe we can't see a debate
that is fair and equal. all we see and hear is rudy, mitt and john jabbering among themselves. lets hear something of substance from the others. the media must really be afraid to let the public hear anything from Ron Paul who makes more sense than the rest combined. I think the public is getting wise to the way the debates