Republicans and Democrats Call for Open Debates
People representing both parties have signed a letter calling for McCain and Obama to commit to more open debates. The two main points are allowing the footage of the debates to be used freely, as well as having questions taken from the internet.
A diverse group of people and organizations that span the political spectrum have signed a letter calling for presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama to commit to more open debates in this election season. The letter makes two specific requests: footage from the presidential debates--which supposedly start Friday night--should be dedicated to the public domain. Also, "town hall" questions from the Internet should be chosen by the public via "bubble-up" voting technology.
Of course, Canada already has such a plan in place, with CBC asking viewers to submit questions that will be asked of the candidates during the televised debates.
If you were trapped in an elevator with any of the party leaders, what's the one thing you would ask them?