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GOP YouTube Debate Is On

The Post's Jose Antonio Vargas reported last night that the GOP's YouTube debate is now scheduled for Nov. 28. CNN confirms the date this morning (see below).

Citizens continue to submit questions ahead of the debate. Peter Hauck of PrezVid.com has posted some noteworthy ones:

Nina's out at the race track and she asks Rudy Giuliani if he's capitalizing on 9/11 by making a lot of money for his speaking enagagements.

Mark from Las Vegas notes that Governor Romney has changed his mind on a number of issues over the year and asks "Am I looking at a candidate with a core of deeply held beliefs or am I looking at Plastic Man?

A black Elvis impersonator wants to know what the candidates will do "to bridge this racial divide that so often plagues this great nation of ours. Thank you. Thank you very much."

CNN, YouTube to Hold Republican Debate in Florida on Nov. 28
CNN, YouTube, and the Republican Party of Florida today announced that they will hold their Republican primary debate on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Like the Democratic CNN/YouTube debate, this live two-hour forum will feature video questions submitted to YouTube that will be broadcast and answered by the candidates on CNN. CNN's Anderson Cooper will moderate.

This debate will be held at the Mahaffey Theatre in St. Petersburg. Online users are currently able to submit their questions at www.youtube.com/debates.

CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the United States; CNN Newsource, the world's most extensively syndicated news service; and strategic international partnerships within both television and the digital media.

YouTube is the world's largest online video community allowing millions of people to discover, watch and share originally created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. YouTube is based in San Bruno, Calif., and is a subsidiary of Google Inc.

By Ed O'Keefe |  August 13, 2007; 8:54 AM ET Debates
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I find it very interesting how the nature of the democratic YouTube debate aimed more personal questions at the candidates and therefore, evoked more direct answers from the the politicians, well-versed in question-dodging.

One of my fellow interns in Washington DC raised the point of whether or not the younger, more liberal demographic of the average YouTube particpant would effect the pool of questions for the debate, and whether or not the questions would be visibly more disapproving or hostile towards the Republican candidates. I am excited to see how the debate plays out.

Posted by: CADS Intern | August 13, 2007 10:52 AM

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