CCN (Crazy Cal News) - "The Internets" - The YouTube debates have been called the debates created by the American people. That would be "The People" described in the Declaration of Independence. That is who our "elected" representatives are supposed to be representing. More than 400 questions for the GOP candidates have already been submitted to YouTube from its online contributors. Unfortunately, all but two of the Republican hopefuls for the 2008 presidential election have decided that they are "too good" for the YouTube debates.
The only two who agreed to the YouTube debates were Ron Paul and John McCain. Mitt Romney's staff says they already have more than half a dozen debate invitations over an 11 day period in September, so the schedule conflict makes it impossible. Representative Tom Tancredo, whose campaign regularly posts videos to YouTube, has not said whether he will attend. One Republican has flat out declined, Rudy
I called on my friend, Cal-el, to use his super hearing to see what those who refused the YouTube event were saying. One said, "The American people? Who cares? They don't contribute near as much to my campaign as the corporations and foreign interests do."
Another was heard as saying, "Frankly, I can't be bothered by such nonsense. I have already paid hundreds of thousands to media stations to keep people like Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich from getting coverage. Why would I go to YouTube where they have equal access?"
Yet another was heard as saying, "You just can't control the American people effectively on YouTube. You sabotage one account and they just open another one."
They were all heard as saying this, "Those Ron Paulers on YouTube would tear me up! Some of them actually have educations. They ask questions that are actually relevant to the presidency. How would we handle that?"
It is clear to the reporter that the American people will have a hard time getting their questions answered by some of the Republican candidates. Those running for office obviously aren't overly concerned with the will of "The People." At this date, whether there will actually BE an election in 2008 is uncertain as George W. Bush is expected to declare his dictatorship before November 2008.