The Democrats already did it and now the GOP will have its chance to field “questions” from YouTube submitters that would likely embarrass any serious journalist. Opinion is split in Republican circles as to whether they should agree to it. Michelle Malkin thinks it would be a great opportunity for a Republican to call out any bias CNN/YouTube tries to practice, but it looks like the front runners are hesitant to appear.
And if you’re Rudy Giuliani or the top poller in either party it would be in your best interest to avoid as many debates as possible until securing the party nomination. You can’t win in these kinds of debates, only lose, and allow the next challenger to pass you by catastrophically imploding on stage.
If the Republicans do agree to appear on YouTube I probably won’t watch it as I didn’t watch any of the previous debates. To me they’re about as authentic as John Edwards’ hair.