Other bloggers interested in same cause
As I approached this first blog entry, I was unsure as to where to go with it. Candidate positions on press issues, debate issues, democratic discourse issues, comments on media? It seems so general, so many things one could say about them. Yet, what to say? I wanted to see if any of the 2008 candidates had any response to Newt Gingrich’s demand for meaningful political debates, the social cause of our blog.
So I went to Google and typed in ________(insert politicians name) meaningful political debates and was shocked to find that most of the results I got from Google were of other blogs reporting on how candidates performed in debates or how they thought the debates should be changed to become more meaningful. There were hits for blogs at abcnews.com, cbsnews.com, usatoday.com, mainstream media websites, as well as hundreds of other lesser-known and alternative form of media publications. I did find one article on the first page when I searched for “obama meaningful political debates” that wasn’t just a blog posting. It was an article from cbsnews.com from August 20th that reported on how Obama would be decreasing the amount of debate appearances he would be making after a busy summer, “saying the demand is just too great. If they agreed to accept every such invitation, the campaign said, there would simply be no time left over for the important things, like, you know, actual campaigning” (Ververs). Here’s a link to the article.