MoveOn's Iraq townhall delivers [VIDEO]

I just finished listening to MoveOn's Iraq townhall with the Democratic candidates. Just like the health care debate held in Nevada organized by SEIU and Center for American Progress there are a lot of advantages in having the candidates discuss one issue in depth together, and also by using internet platforms to have regular people ask the questions.

Also by using progressive media pipelines to distribute the audio of the event as MoveOn did by partnering with Air America, the rest of the media is forced to access this event through either MoveOn's site or Air America in the way that Drudge sends a lot of his traffic to the right-wing media ecosystem [Videos of the entire event are available HERE; a sample can be viewed to the upper right]. There's the "feedback" element that MoveOn employed, asking the audience to vote on "Which Candidate is best able to lead the country out of the war in Iraq?" We'll get a near real-time evaluation of how the candidates performed.

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