Jeff Latas has responded to my December 10th post, "Election '06 or 'Election '96" saying that he welcomes open debate and discussion with voters and candidates. I have suggested that an easily used, neutral, venue for the project would be the Arizona Daily Star Forums. They are easy to use, and they are free. More importantly they cannot easily be tampered with.
Each poster can, of course, delete his own posts but it would be hard to completely obscure the direction that discussions take.
So what is to be done? Latas has begun and while I suspect, from his comment, that he would love us to proceed on his web site we have to convince him and others to use a neutral site over which they have less editorial control. I have already sugested that. We'll see if he appears in the forums. link
Next, if any of you out in the blogosphere think this kind of project has merit you have to contact the other candidates and urge them to participate.Let's see if we can change the nature of political campaigning... if only a little bit.