Ever since comedian Stephen Colbert announced his candidacy for President, I’m having this internal struggle. There seem to be quite a few “high-profile” Democrats making that decision (no confusion as to why, of course), and I’ve been trying to decide which one I would be happiest having in the White House next year.
I just happened to turn on MTV last night, and they were having a special with Barack Obama as a guest at Iowa’s Coe College, answering live and “live” online questions from students and virtual voters. This was the first time I had seen any of the candidates speak on the issues that they have on their platforms, and I must say, I was very impressed with Obama’s answers and views. You can see a summary, and some videos, of that question and answer session here. I was most impressed by this segment.
MTV had a similar question and answer session with John Edwards. I haven’t watched any of the footage or read the summaries yet–let me know what you think if you do.
Then I read in the paper this morning Drexel University will be hosting a Democratic debate tonight and it will be shown live on MSNBC from 9-11. You can also watch it live on www.msnbc.com or www.drexel.edu. Candidates include Obama, Clinton, Edwards, Joe Biden, Chris Dodd, Dennis Kucinich, and Bill Richardson. I’m pretty excited to watch this.
You can take this fun quiz to see how the candidates rank compared to your own views. These were my results: