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McCain Is In For The YouTube Debate, Despite Snowman Concerns

Something about the snowman really irked some of the Republican candidates.

McCain:

 “I only saw some excerpts. I just don’t think that questions from snowmen are appropriate in presidential campaigns,” McCain said, referring to a YouTube video in which a snowman asked the candidates about their views on global warming.

(Having said that, I’ve just been told by McCain’s people he’s up for it.)
Romney:

“I think the presidency ought to be held at a higher level than having to answer questions from a snowman,” he said in an interview yesterday.

Team Rudy:

“We have scheduling issues,” said Giuliani adviser Anthony Carbonetti, who added that discussions on dates are continuing.

Patrick Ruffini is pro-YouTube debate, Hugh Hewitt is strongly opposed.
I think if the GOP candidates don’t do it, their refusal will feed into a “they’re scared of questions from ordinary people” narrative that the Democrats will deploy morning, noon, and night.
And if somebody asks a really stupid question, isn’t it fair for a candidate to respond, “you know, that’s a stupid question”?
UPDATE: Ruffini wants to SaveTheDebate.

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