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We the Web of the United States

BY Mindy Finn | Friday, June 13 2008

On Wednesday (June 11), I joined a panel of eCampaign Directors for major presidential campaigns at a forum called, what else, the first 21st Century Campaign, sponsored by Google and National Journal. Peter Dauo for ... Read More

The Presidential Debates Must Embrace the Internet

BY David All | Tuesday, May 13 2008

Based on a few recent experiences regarding the YouTube community, and specifically how the tool could help increase citizen participation in our upcoming general election debates, this post seeks to encourage the ... Read More

How CNN Demeans the Internet

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, November 29 2007

The “YouTube debates” are neither real debates, nor a serious use of the internet's potential. Worse, as blogger Jason Rosenbaum cogently argues, "By heavily moderating the questions, and by deliberately choosing ... Read More

GOP CNN/YouTube Postmortem

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, November 28 2007

My quick take: This "debate," like last summer's Democratic CNN/YouTube debate, made for lively television. I'm sure it got a big audience, in part because the Republicans hadn't "debated" in a month and in part because ... Read More

techPresident Launches

BY Editors | Wednesday, October 17 2007

We're excited to announce the launch of, a new kind of online presidential forum, one that aims to make the most of what the internet has to offer to politics. On anyone will be able to ... Read More

User-Generated Content: An ingredient for Presidential debates?

BY David All | Saturday, August 4 2007

Minutes after the Democratic YouTube/CNN debate in Charleston, S.C., I reacted to the debate for TechPresidentTV saying, "I don't think we're ever going to see another debate without a YouTube component in some way. And ... Read More

Campaign like it's 1999: What's at stake in the GOP YouTube debate

BY Zack Exley | Friday, July 27 2007

GOP front runners seem to be bailing on the September 17 YouTube/CNN debate. Democrats should rejoice at this news. Here's why. Read More

YouTube: Now for Republicans!

BY Michael Bassik | Friday, July 27 2007

When you think about YouTube, you probably think young and liberal. Well, if you did, you’d be, um, wrong. As the Republican presidential candidates mull decisions to pull out of the YouTube/CNN debate, we here at ... Read More

YouTube and Politics: A Woman’s Place is…in a bikini?

BY Morra Aarons-Mele | Thursday, July 26 2007

It all started when “Obama Girl” got more attention in the post-CNN/YouTube debate “spin room” than Joe Biden. As I stood outside the spin room, I kept asking breathless spinners who had talked to the brunette ... Read More

Is the CNN/YouTube debate just too...male?

BY Morra Aarons-Mele | Wednesday, July 18 2007

As a political editor for, I'm going to Charleston, S.C to cover the CNN/YouTube Democratic Presidential Debates next Monday. As I wrote on BlogHer, is this debate... a shift, or is it a stunt? Read More