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GOP Candidates Are Cool To YouTube Debate

From AHN:


Most Republican Candidates Won’t Participate In YouTube Debate

July 27, 2007

Christopher Rizo – AHN Staff Writer

Washington, D.C. (AHN)-The Republican version of the You Tube debate that the Democratic presidential hopefuls engaged in last week, answering video uploaded questions, could be a flop.

The only candidate to commit to the two-hour event co-sponsored by CNN and the Republican Party of Florida is U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX).

The GOP front-runner, Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, says a scheduling conflict will prevent him from participating, Time magazine reports.

Meanwhile, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has been poking fun at the questions asked of the Democratic candidates.

U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has said he would be in the debate but now appears to be considering withdrawing, Time said.

And, yet-to-announce candidate, former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-TN) may still be not be officially in the race by the Sept. 17 debate.

Republican campaign consultants say the candidates cannot help be nervous about the unpredictability of the questions.

Patrick Ruffini, a GOP political strategist, was quoted by Time as writing on his online blog, “It’s stuff like this that will set the G.O.P. back an election cycle or more on the Internet.”

Well, that settles it. Ron Paul is a kook. (Not that there was ever any real doubt.)

Republican campaign consultants say the candidates cannot help be nervous about the unpredictability of the questions.

With good reason. Not only will they not be given the questions in advance, like the Dems were. You know the kooks would be out for them, including CNN.

Patrick Ruffini, a GOP political strategist, was quoted by Time as writing on his online blog, “It’s stuff like this that will set the G.O.P. back an election cycle or more on the Internet.”

Mr. Ruffini is a buffoon.

Which apparently is a requirement for Republican strategists.

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