Bravo to YouTube and CNN

Tonight’s debate on CNN for the Democratic presidential hopefuls was a big step forward for the way campaigns are covered.  The producers deserve a lot of credit for the innovative format they introduced.  The videos they chose were terrific: authentic(-seeming, anyway) voices from ordinary voters speaking directly to candidates.  The final video, about “the candidate to your left,” was a brilliant parting shot.  The effect was at once to empower voters and to render more human the candidates.  I loved it.  Well done, CNN and YouTube/Google.

3 thoughts on “Bravo to YouTube and CNN

  1. Wow, props to CNN! I’m pretty curious to see if the tone of the videos will be very different for the Republican debate…

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