Senator Chris Dodd has stolen my idea! But, I don't mind, and he may or may not have developed the idea himself. He wants citizen journalists to attend campaign appearances by his competitors for president and ask them tough questions:
Call, visit, or find your Senators while they're home on break this weekend and videotape yourself asking them to support the "Dodd Amendment" to end the war in Iraq -- upload those videos to YouTube... It's time to talk about energy choices, not song choices; troop cuts, not haircuts; Baghdad, not Paris.
I've concentrated on suggesting that we ask tough questions about immigration; back in February I posted Can Barack Obama answer this? about a video question for that Senator; I've also posted questions for John Edwards and a question for John McCain. There are more questions in the videos here.
I don't expect most of his target audience to be interested in asking questions about immigration policy, but perhaps this might spur a "question race", where Dems asking GOP contenders questions about his amendment encourages those contenders to encourage their supporters to ask Dems questions about other matters.
Politics · Thu, 06/28/2007 - 10:52 · Importance: 1