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Fall Presidential Debates To Be Exclusively Online

A lot of news services covered this today – in the fall, two debates (one Republican-only and one Democrat-only) will take place online. Yahoo, Huffington Post, Slate and PBS’s Charlie Rose are putting together the debates. Many of the articles are yawning at the prospect, thinking the debates will be boring, but this article looks at the angle of how this opens up the process to be more democratic in obtaining questions from all over the country (and I’m assuming the world, although one of the articles mentioned “voters” being able to ask questions so I’m guessing they will be screened so expats would be the only Americans able to question from abroad). Dean will be introducing the Democratic debate. It will be interesting to see how the traffic stats come out.