YouTube making politics easy

With five weeks to go until the first contest of the 2008 nominating season, the Republican candidates engaged in an online debate on YouTube Wednesday.

The CNN/YouTube GOP presidential debate featured all the Republican candidates.

Sen. John McCain addressed the issue of the nation’s debt, while Sen. Ron Paul said bringing the troops home from Iraq would save “a trillion dollars,” according to It was also stated that former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talked about the passing of a bill regarding illegal immigrants in the country.

There is no real excuse as to why the young generation in America should not be aware of government issues. Of YouTube’s registered users 70 percent are American; and roughly 50 percent are under the age of 20, according to

College is demanding and can be stressful, and we know that some students are also employees and even parents. But the issues discussed in presidential debates can possibly affect us as the future American workforce.

If you haven’t already seen the Republican presidential debate that aired live Wednesday, you can go on YouTube at anytime and see it for yourself.

If you don’t understand everything that’s going on in the debate you can stop, rewind and even fast-forward it; that’s the beauty of YouTube.

It is great that CNN joined with YouTube in an effort to give knowledge to the young generation

Candice Montgomery for the Editorial Board.