There’s been some discussion about the GOP Presidential candidates avoiding a “debate” with questions from YouTube subscribers. Personally, given that we’ve had one, and it wasn’t much more of a disaster than the standard kind, the GOP field would be stupid to not do it at least once.
I would like to note, however, that the claim that these questions “come from ordinary Americans” is laughable. Given the nature of YouTube, there will be such a variety of questions that the editors (people who select the questions) will be able to select variants of their own questions that reflect their own political views. I understand that you’d never be able to explain that to most viewers, which is why I think the GOP will just have to deal with this new debate style.