Republican Candidates Balking At YouTube Debate

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Media, Technology

And you can bet that unless the format changes dramatically, it’s not going to happen. Apparently it’s not dignified enough for them and they think it’ll have a heavy liberal bias.

Hmmm…

At issue are questions like the one asked by the snowman. That one in particular is being held up as a prime example of how silly and nonsensical the YouTube debate was. While not being my favorite question, it was certainly presented in a creative way, and isn’t that emblematic of the American spirit: creative, surprising and relevant? Isn’t that how we became a super power?

Rick Moran shares my thoughts…

These people want to be President of the United States! If they can’t stand up to a little tough questioning from Democratic partisans (CNN included) how in God’s name are they going to stand up to Ahmadinejad who I guarantee will feel a helluva lot more empowered come November, 2008 than a gay guy from New York asking about gay marriage!

In other words…grow a sack and take some questions that aren’t necessarily in a format you’re used to. Or do you not care about the 18-35 year old vote?

More from Moran…

The GOP is in crisis because it has no leadership, no agenda, and is failing the test of history. It’s principles have crashed on the shoals of expediency and arrogance. It insists on putting its social agenda front and center in the mistaken belief that Americans care more about preventing gay people from getting married then whether they’ll have a job in six months. Or how in God’s name we’re going to get out of Iraq without leaving a bloody mess.

Stay away from the debate and the American people will judge you cowards. The press will see to that. Stand up like men, take your lumps, give back as good as you get, don’t fear the unknown, and move forward.

GOPers…ask yourself…what would Reagan do?


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7 Responses to “Republican Candidates Balking At YouTube Debate”

  1. Vicky F Says:

    So Guiliani has a “headache” and Romney is scared of snowmen.

    Simple solution. Whoever doesn’t show up has thier YouTube channel removed.

    No reason for them to be on YouTube if they don’t want to be a part of the community.

  2. Anthony Says:

    And Here you guys go again! You group together most of the candidates, and call them the whole GOP! Ron Paul was the First to accept the invitation for the Youtube debates. Ron Paul was Reagans right hand man during his campaign. Talk about an American.

    Ronpaul2008.com

  3. Jimmy the Dhimmi Says:

    In other words…grow a sack and take some questions that aren’t necessarily in a format you’re used to.

    Agreed. In other words…don’t be like the Democrats who lacked the balls to debate on Fox News.

    After all, these people want to be President of the United States! If they can’t stand up to a little tough questioning from Republican partisans (Fox included) how in God’s name are they going to stand up to Ahmadinejad..especially when he is guaranteed to obtain nuclear weapons sometime after a Democrat gets elected.

  4. DosPeros Says:

    You beat me to it, Jimmy. The nutless wonders have no problem with taking questions from the great unwashed, that is easy — just say, “Yeah, we’ll do that, we’ll spend more there, we’ll ensure that, no problem.” But no Fox debate. Honestly though, it wasn’t for fear of Brit Hume that the Dems were sudden struck with a mammoth dose of pussification, but rather the fear that Moore and Crew would eat their young.

  5. Republican Interested in the Debates Says:

    People! With these Republcian presidential candidates not participating in the YouTube debates, why not go for president or draft somebody that you like in their place? Send a nice e-mail to them? Tell them to go. Tell them that this is such a rae oppurtunity to get national attention. 2 candidates is not nearly close to the right amount for such a great idea. Get somebody else to go in their stead. It will be worth it :-)

  6. Jeremy Says:

    “Apparently it’s not dignified enough for them and they think it’ll have a heavy liberal bias.”

    A Liberal “biased” question: Do you think the war in Iraq was ill-conceived?

    A conservative “unbiased” response: Yes…but…

  7. Nicholas Lineback Says:

    It seems as though Rudy Giuliani thinks that he is too good to answer questions from mere mortals. He has no substance and is afraid of that being exposed.

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