Write Fox News in Advance of the DebateSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Tue, 08/28/2007 - 23:31
Joseph Ureneck of the Boston Meetup group writes:
Please politely encourage Fox News (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make the NH debate more open (and Ron Paul friendly). My letter to them is below.
Dear Mr. Hume,
I understand that you will be the moderator for the Republican presidential candidate debate on September 5 in Durham, New Hampshire. Your participation in the event is appreciated.
I am disappointed to learn that no questions from the audience will be
sought and that instead there will be questions by pre-selected individuals at an off-site location. I also understand that the placement of candidates on the stage will be similar to previous debates with the "top tier" at center stage enjoying inordinate speaking time while other candidates are placed to the sidelines with more limited exposure.
Those earlier debates were less than impressive and viewers were not well served by the obvious stage-management.
Providing an open and equal opportunity for all candidates to present their views to the American public in Durham would be a wonder drug for the 2008 presidential campaign. This can best be achieved by random placement of candidates on the stage and, to the greatest extent possible, providing equal speaking time to each candidate. Let the viewers decide who the 'front-runners' should be for the Republican Party.
Please help make this presidential campaign worthy of voter participation. Allow all the Republican candidates to have equal voice in the September 5 debate. I will be pleased to receive your response to these suggestions.