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Archive: July 22, 2007 - July 28, 2007

John Edwards On The (Bike) Trail

"I think whoever wants to become commander-in-chief ought to answer the cancer question," says Lance Armstrong. And he's making sure whoever is the next president does so. Armstrong's Livestrong Foundation announced it will host a Livestrong Presidential Cancer Forum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in late August. The two-day event will...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 26, 2007; 4:05 PM ET | Comments (1)

Romney: We'll Be Watching You

Governor Romney uses the recent news about thousands of registered sex offenders trolling MySpace to discuss his high-tech solution to the problem. Sound Bite: "People who use the Internet to carry out offenses on children . . . should be put away for a long period of time and...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 26, 2007; 11:12 AM ET | Comments (5)

New Video Slams Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton(??)

A very new YouTube user named dontvotefortop has produced a new video casting the Bush-Clinton dynasty as a regime that needs to be removed. According to the YouTube profile, dontvotefortop is 24 years old, and created the account yesterday. As Peter Hauck writes over at our sister blog, PrezVid.com, "for...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 25, 2007; 2:25 PM ET | Comments (22)

Ad Watch: Obama's South Carolina Radio Ad

The Obama campaign is airing a new radio ad in South Carolina aimed at the state's African American voters. The 60-second ad, called, "It's Time," is set to smooth saxophone music, and plays up the senator's personal, and professional history. "Sen. Obama is looking forward to continuing his conversation with...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 25, 2007; 11:11 AM ET | Comments (10)

Edwards Debate Video Leading The Pack

As of 4 p.m. ET Tuesday, it looks like John Edwards' "Hair" video submission for Monday night's debate is proving most popular on YouTube. The video is set to the song "Hair" and plays off the recent back and forth about the cost of Edwards' grooming, a subject his campaign...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 24, 2007; 4:28 PM ET | Comments (2)

Ad Watch: Bill Richardson On Health Care For Vets

Bill Richardson has released a new ad, called "Heroes." It highlights the New Mexico governor's proposals to improve veterans' access to insurance and health care. It will air in Iowa and New Hampshire. The ad hits Iowa's airwaves as Richardson is scheduled to criss-cross the state today and tomorrow, according...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 24, 2007; 4:17 PM ET | Comments (1)

Post-Debate Offerings

A few of the Democratic candidates continued their online campaigning following Monday night's CNN/YouTube debate. And for The Post's take on the debate, check out the impressions of Jeff Jarvis, Chris Cillizza, and Dan Balz. Here's a sampling of post-debate video offerings: Chris Dodd answered questions from the debate spin...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 24, 2007; 2:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

'Sorely Disappointed'

I am sorely disappointed. CNN selected too many obvious, dutiful, silly questions. Anderson Cooper didn't pace the debate; he tried to trip the runners. The videos were too tiny to be given justice. The candidates' videos were just commercials. There were far too few issues. There were too many...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 11:08 PM ET | Comments (78)

Video Highlights: Candidates On Iraq

The Democratic presidential candidates take questions on the Iraq war: Play Video VIDEO | Candidates on the Iraq War...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 11:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Video Highlights: The Candidates On Health Care

The Democratic presidential candidates answer questions related to the nation's health care system. Play Video VIDEO | Candidates on Health Care...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 10:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Video Highlights: Clinton And Obama On Being 'Black' And 'Woman' Enough

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton respond to a question on whether Sen. Obama's race or Sen. Clinton's gender would be a hindrance to them being elected to the White House. Former Sen. John Edwards talks about his leadership on women's issues. Play Video VIDEO | Obama and Clinton Face Questions...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 10:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Biden Video Submission

The Delaware senator's video submission is more like a regular political TV commerical:...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 10:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

Gravel Video Submission

Here's the former Alaska senator's submission for the debate:...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 9:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

Richardson's Video Submission

Here's Bill Richardson's video submission for the debate. It plays off the theme of his popular, and funny "Interview" ads....

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 9:17 PM ET | Comments (2)

Obama's Video Submission

Here's Barack Obama's video submission for the debate:...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 9:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

Interesting Early Impressions

Over on Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes," pollster Frank Luntz asks a room full of voters if they liked the YouTube-citizens-ask-the-questions format. Everyone in the room (at least 30 folks) raised their hands. Everyone. A small sampling on CNN's rival network, but a good sign for this new format....

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 9:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 39: Nice Things to Say

Jason Koop of Colorado Springs, Colo. asks the candidates to say something nice about the candidate to their left:...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 9:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

Kucinich Video Submission

The Ohio congressman's video submission for the debate:...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 9:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 38: Gun Control

This guy wants to know what the Democrats have to say about his "baby": More of Channel '08's CNN/YouTube debate coverage....

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 9:02 PM ET | Comments (9)

Impressions: The 8:30 Edition

Home stretch: Next question is about voting procedures. Chads and all that. Biden gets his 30-second "YouTube-style" video. But it's not YouTube-style. It's just a commercial. Now two voters ask whether the candidates would work for the minimum wage. Another damned gimmick. How does this make us look? A...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 9:00 PM ET | Comments (3)

Question 37: 'Lip Service' to Evangelicals?

Will a Democratic president pay "lip service" to evengelicals, and if so, why?...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 8:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 36: In God We Trust

A question regarding faith and politics:...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 8:59 PM ET | Comments (2)

Dodd's Talk Clock Update

Looks like Obama's running away with the air time:...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 8:58 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 35: On the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton(??) Legacy

Cris Nolan of Mundelein, Ill. wants to know what Mrs. Clinton has to say about the potential for 28 straight years of Bush and Clinton presidencies: More of Channel '08's CNN/YouTube debate coverage....

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 8:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 34: Health Care And Illegal Immigration

Kills two birds with one stone, so to speak. Lucia Brawley of Los Angeles wants to know if the Democrats' health care plan cover undocumented workers?...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 8:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 33: Health Care

Anderson Cooper says citizens submitted several emotional questions regarding health care. Here's one of them:...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 8:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 32: And Another On Taxes

Will a Democratic president raise taxes?...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 8:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 31: Taxes

Remy Munasifi of McLean, Va. asks about taxes -- and requests a pardon for a recent parking ticket:...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 8:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 30: Another On Social Security

This question on social security comes from a guy in Puerto Rico:...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 8:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 29: Social Security

Nancy McDonald from Wilmington, Del. quizzes the candidates on the issue candidates probably would prefer to avoid:...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 8:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 28: The Minimum Wage

So candidates, would YOU work for the minimum wage?...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 8:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 27: Standardized Voting?

A question about standardized voting from Melissa Campagnucci of San Louis Obispo, Calif. that creatively ties the voting process to Starbucks:...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 8:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Live Impressions: The 8 p.m. Edition

Kucinich wants people to "text peace." How hip: geek peace. Now to education: "Who is your favorite teacher and why?" OK, sweet question. But I'm not sure what it can tell us. Edwards uses it as his excuse to mention his "daddy in teh mill." Never miss a chance....

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 8:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 26: More Energy Questions

More on the issue of energy efficiency with Shawn Jackson of Ann Arbor, Mich.:...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 8:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 25: Energy Efficiency

Live from this lady's bathroom, she wants to know what the eight Democrats would do about energy efficiency:...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 8:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 24: About Global Warming

A sock puppet wants to know about global warming. And somewhere the original creators of televised debates are rolling their eyes:...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 8:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 23: Regarding Al Gore

Two guys from Tennessee want to know about Al Gore's future:...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 8:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 22: Regarding Planned Parenthood

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 8:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 21: Public Or Private School?

So candidates, where do you send your kids to school?...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 8:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 20: Regarding No Child Left Behind

This music and whiteboards question about No Child Left Behind led to big cheers for Bill Richardson's answer:...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 8:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 19: Who's Your Favorite Teacher?

A cute one from a young girl:...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 8:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

Live Impressions, Continued

Now a question from a serviceman serving "overseas" who asks Clinton why Clinton thinks she'd be taken seriously by Muslim nations that do not respect women. After the obligatory thank-you-for-your-service, Clinton recounts how she has met with leaders in many nations and she is taken seriously and many nations...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 8:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Chris Dodd's Talk Clock

Aha! We can embed the Talk Clock. Keep an eye on this:...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 8:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Richardson's Live Chat

Bill Richardson's campaign is also hosting a live chat as the debate continues. Try getting into the conversation here....

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 8:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 18: When Do We Pull Out Of Iraq?

Gary Berry wants to know, when does a pull out from Iraq begin?...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 8:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Anderson Cooper 'Irritating'

It's one matter for Cooper to keep things going, another for him to keep interrupting the answers. I find him irritating. 7:52: A questioner from West Virginia tells Gravel he's offended by him saying that the dead in Vietnam died in vain. "It's a set-up question," Gravel says, "Our...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 8:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 17: Direct Engagement

Would the candidates consider meeting directly with leaders of Iran and other nations if they become president?...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 8:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 16

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 8:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Dodd's Live Chatroom

While the debate rages on CNN, Chris Dodd supporters are chatting about it live in a special debate section of ChrisDodd.com. .mcrmeebo { display: block; background:url("http://widget.meebo.com/r.gif") no-repeat top right; } .mcrmeebo:hover { background:url("http://widget.meebo.com/ro.gif") no-repeat top right; }...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 7:58 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 15: Selective Service For Women?

Tony Fuller of Wellston, Ohio asks if women should register for the selective service:...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 7:56 PM ET | Comments (1)

More Live Reactions

Part II: 7:30 Edwards' video plays Hair and might be funny but I CAN'T SEE IT. It's ridiculous that they run it in a small screen. I assume they think we're going to be scared away if the video isn't full CNN quality. But seeing it tiny is worse!...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 7:53 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 14: For Mike Gravel

John Cantees from Huntington, W. Va. asks Mike Gravel about statements he once made about the Vietnam War:...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 7:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Dodd's Video Submission

The Connecticut senator's video submission plays up his experience....

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 7:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 13: Another On Iraq

This one comes from a mother of a soldier deployed in Iraq:...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 7:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

John Edwards' Video Submission

John Edwards' video submission has everything to do with hair, perhaps a tongue-in-cheek acknowledgement of recent embarrassing headlines regarding the former senator's expensive cuts....

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 7:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 12: The First On Iraq

Barry Mitchell from Philadelphia asks, "How do we pull out now?"...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 7:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Hillary's Video Submission

Each presidential candidate has submitted a 30-second video to air during the debate. Chris Dodd's already aired (we can't find it yet), but the Clinton camp has sent theirs, the second one to air: A Clinton campaign press release says Zachary Goode of Los Angeles created the video in two...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 7:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 11: Darfur

Three aid workers at a refugee camp in Darfur, Sudan ask what the candidates will do about the region's genocide:...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 7:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

More Live Impressions

Now a question about reparations for slavery. Edwards answers directly: He's against it. But he says there are other issues of equality, including mortgage inequity. Question was rather ridiculous but Edwards gave us the first bit of substance on issues. Obama changes the subject to education, also improving on...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 7:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 10: To Edwards, Regarding Religion And Gay Marriage

Rev. Reggie Lonscrier of Hickory, N.C. asks John Edwards about gay marraige, and religion:...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 7:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Dodd's Talk Clock

Don't forget to keep an eye on Chris Dodd's Talk Clock. At this hour, moderator Anderson Cooper's got the most air time, followed by Clinton, then Obama. At least that's according to the Talk Clock....

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 7:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 9: Gay Marriage

Mary and Jen from Brooklyn, N.Y. want to know if the candidates support gay marriage:...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 7:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 8: For Clinton And Obama

Jordan Williams of Lawrence, Kan. asks Clinton and Obama what they think about the arguments they're not feminine or Black enough:...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 7:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 7: Regarding Katrina

Morgan G. from Georgia wants to know if Chris Dodd thinks the cleanup and recovery of Hurricane Katrina would have been different if it hit a different, more affluent city....

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 7:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

Live Blogging Reactions

7:10 and we're still in papland. A question from California for Clinton: "How would you define liberal?" Clinton says it used ot mean one was for freedom but in the last 30-40 years it has been turned on its head to mean big government. She prefers the word progressive...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 7:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 6: For Edwards, Regarding Race

Will African-Americans ever get reparations for slavery?...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 7:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 5: For Biden

Which Republican would you pick as your running mate?...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 7:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Our Debate

Liveblogging reactions to the YouTube debate tonight.... 7 p.m. A good intro from a voter telling the candidates to stop beating around the (pause) bush. Before the debate, Anderson Cooper said that from the 3,000 questions, they picked 50-60. They start showing the silly videos. Damn. I knew they...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 7:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 4: For Clinton

Rob Porter from Irvine, Calif. asks for a definition of "liberal" and whether she describes herself as a liberal:...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 7:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 3: For Kucinich

Davis Fleetwood from Broton, Mass. asks the Ohio congressman how America will be better if he's president....

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 7:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 2

Zach Kempf from Provo, Utah asks the candidates what makes them different from the rest: (Post your thoughts on the questions, and the debate generally in the comments section below.)...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 7:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

The TV Rejects

YouTube has posted all the videos not making it on air tonight. Watch them here....

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 7:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Question 1/Introduction

Chris from Portland, Ore. opens the night:...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 7:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Dems Have Plans Beyond Debate Stage Tonight

The Democratic presidential candidates have big plans online before, during, and after tonight's CNN/YouTube debate. Here's a quick rundown of some campaigns' plans: -- Hillary Clinton: The campaign sought submissions for its 30-second candidate video set to air tonight. Female supporters, under the banner Club44, will meet at house parties...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 6:45 PM ET | Comments (1)

Making Fun

This is giving me an uh-oh feeling about tonight's debate: CNN makes fun of the ridiculous questions submitted on YouTube. That's the standard media narrative about the stuff that we make: We're just a bunch of silly folks. Arrrggghhh. (Sadly, CNN doesn't make its video embeddable.)...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 6:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

Why The YouTube Debates Matter

The YouTube debates could fundamentally change the dynamics of politics in America, giving a voice to the people, letting us be heard by the powerful and the public, enabling us to coalesce around our interests and needs, and even teaching reporters who are supposed to ask questions in our...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 23, 2007; 6:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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