James Forsyth

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Tonight the Democratic presidential candidates are doing a debate where the questions will come from YouTube users. The almost 3,000 videos submitted are of surprisingly high-quality.

The campaigns must be a little nervous about tonight. As Ben Smith points out, there’ll probably be some questions that are more direct than anything a traditional moderator would ever dare ask. (Predictably, folk have submitted videos asking Hillary if her husband has committed adultery since leaving office.)

I expect we'll see a show along these lines in the next election here. What would you ask Brown, Cameron and Campbell?

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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