Tonight's questions for the Democratic presidential debate on CNN will all come in the form of YouTube videos. Whether this comes off as a leap forward in participatory democracy (and participatory media) or just as a stunt will depend on how good the videos are. Most of the nearly 3,000 videos uploaded so far simply show someone sitting at a desk or in their living rooms asking a question. That is not going to make for good TV.
But some uploaders have been a little more creative. I've picked a few questions I'd like to see tonight.
Here's a good one about Iraq:Here's one that uses cleverly-edited CNN footage to ask a question about government surveillance: Here's one in the form of a music video, asking, "Who would you pick as your running mate?":