August 24, 2007
MySpace and MTV have teamed up to bring together some of the Presidential candidates and some young voters in real time online conversations.
The Internet certainly does appear to be becoming a popular new trend in the world of politics and especially in the race for the White House.
Just last month CNN and YouTube teamed up, holding a Democratic debate where voters uploaded their questions for candidates. And now, MySpace and MTV are joining forces to bring the candidates and voters together for real time conversations.
Voters will be able to email, instant message, or text message their questions during the events and candidates will respond on a live webcast on MTV.com and MySpacetv.com. The discussions will be filtered to a degree.
A moderator will be choosing the questions with the help of some political experts. The events will be held at schools from around the country. The first presidential candidate to sign up is former Senator John Edwards. That will take place September 27th in New Hampshire.
Other candidates that have already signed up include Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Rudy Guiliani, and John McCain. The MySpace and MTV discussions will be held September through December of this year.