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CDT Blog: “GOPers Inch From YouTube Debate”

July 31st, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

The New York Times writes today about two presidential candidate shying away from the Republican version of a YouTube debate set for September:

Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, has turned down the invitation because of a heavy fund-raising schedule, Kevin Madden, his spokesman, said yesterday.
Aides to Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York, said he had potential scheduling conflicts.

CNN, which planned to broadcast the debate and announced its date last month, said it would work with the campaigns to find a new date.

David Bohrman, the Washington bureau chief for CNN, said that both the Giuliani and Romney campaigns had assured him they wanted to participate. Read more…

Related:

NRCC Chairman Rep. Tom Cole (OK) spoke with Ed Morrissey on BlogTalkRadio on July 30, 2007 about the YouTube debate. Hat tip: Peter Kinder New Media consultant David All.

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