Phil, yes YouTube is about as far from the Lincoln Douglas debates as you can get but the actual questions were not bad at all and in some sense more “fair” than the average snarling question from a MSM moderator. I wonder if Romney is reluctant to join not only because of the debasement issue but because of concern about the miles of YouTube footage out there on his 1994 and 2002 statements on social issues, Ronald Reagan, etc.. Even for him, better to be there to explain it than to let his opponents bang him over the head with the issues in his absence.
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