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Republican bloggers launch effort to save debate

The N.Y. Times reports that a group of Republican bloggers have launched a new website, www.savethedebate.com, which argues that Republican candidates should not skip the Sept. 17 CNN/YouTube debate planned for St. Petersburg. In recent days, former N.Y. Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney have suggested they won't attend.

The website says skipping the event would be a "serious mistake." Republicans cannot afford to turn their back on new media and young voters, the website proclaims, pointing out that even Hillary Clinton, the "most calculating" Democrat agreed to appear at the Democratic You Tube debate.

In an open letter to GOP candidates it states: "We sincerely hope you will reconsider any decision to snub the critical January 29th primary state of Florida and 51 million unique YouTube users. The Republican Party is about freedom. A free and open debate that includes the American people could be just what the doctor ordered to break the stanglehold of the liberal media."

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Acapeligo Delight

I do not agree with this website's main thesis. Or maybe I do, with a catch. I want the missing candidates to get replaced by brand new Republican candidates that will be obliged to take the roll. If Giuliani, Romney,et al. are not interested --- then we must encourage others to take their place, which I am sure there is no drought of this. Eilene Bachmann is a good example. She should replace somebody!

Acapeligo Delight

I do not agree with this website's main thesis. Or maybe I do, with a catch. I want the missing candidates to get replaced by brand new Republican candidates that will be obliged to take the roll. If Giuliani, Romney,et al. are not interested --- then we must encourage others to take their place, which I am sure there is no drought of this. Eilene Bachmann is a good example. She should replace somebody!

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