Race 4 2008 continues to demonstrate that it is the most important group blog covering the 2008 election in general. I hope DaveG will forgive me after that plug when I lift a quote from his latest post about the upcoming September debate.
I must strongly disagree with the idea that Republicans are being smart to skip a YouTube debate. They should embrace a YouTube debate. The last one was by far the best of the year, and the most revelatory. So what if they should have to answer a question asked a question by a snowman? Why is that any worse than being asked a question by Chris Matthews? And if the questions are ideologically hostile, they can call CNN on it during the debate — “I gather, Anderson, that there were 5,000 questions submitted. Amazing that you chose questions solely from liberal Democrats.”
– John Podhoretz, making sense, as usual.
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Update 2: Rudy Giuliani also gives pathetic excuses.
See also: the discussion going on over at Race 4 2008: To Debate or Not To Debate. Exit question: if our candidates are afraid of CNN, how are they going to fare against al Qaeda?