September 13, 2007

Tony Blair Gets Personal

I was scanning youtube for a clip of the Nixon-Kennedy debates of 1960, the first televised presidential debate, and I somehow come across this clip of Tony Blair. The video was made just before Blair's announcement last May that he would step down as Prime Minister.

James Kotecki's main goal is to have this type of debate opened up between political candidates and the American people. Certainly Tony Blair had time to prepare and ready his answers, but he still utilized the new media which youtube has provided. Clearly, it's possible for candidates to debate or discuss on youtube, they just haven't managed to get their act together yet.

1 comment:

Zakahi said...

Keep in mind the Prime Minister must answer the questions of a rowdy house of commons, I suspect after that taking on the entire internet must be a cake walk.