PrezConference: A candidate answers!

We have our first reply to a PrezConference question from a candidate. Joe Biden answers JD Lasica’s question about what he would ask us to sacrifice. Here’s JD’s question on YouTube. With this and his head-to-head video debates on issues, Biden takes the lead in smart moves in the YouTube campaign.

Here is my invitation to ask any candidate any question. Just record your question and upload it to YouTube (or use QuickCapture) and then tag it PrezConference (just as Biden’s campaign tagged his reply). That way, we’ll see which questions get answered and which don’t along with the answers. The tag makes it a conversation.

This is an important moment in the YouTube campaign. In the old days — yesterday — JD would have had to have run into the candidate at a random event somewhere in the country to have even a prayer of asking a question and that interaction would have been lost in the moment. But now, JD can ask iand the candidate can answer in front of all of us and he can answer for all to hear. So please do ask your questions. We deserve answers.

(Crossposted from PrezVid)

  • Rob

    It’s cool and I like that Biden bothered to answer. The only thing is that this format leads to scripted replies. If JD had run into Biden at an event, at least he would have had to answer off the cuff.

    I can easily imagine a candidate focus-grouping a reply before posting it, which makes it more like an ad than a reply.

  • Ralph Remkes

    I think this is a great idea. And it really doesn’t matter that you maybe get scipted replies. First of all all answers, even spontanous answers, are scripted because politician’s understand their job to good. Second of all the fact that they poste their answer on youtube is proof of the fact that they have said certain things on a subject. You can keep them accountable for that.

    I do think it would be a good idea to let voters vote on which answer they really would like to see answered. Just like Jeff said that Cameron did it in England. Otherwise it will become a chaos of questions and you let the politician decide which answer he likes to answer and which not.

    Again great idea!!!