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YouTube to co-sponsor next offical debate for Democratic presidential candidates

How about this nugget? According to a story in today’s San Jose Mercury News, YouTube will co-sponsor the first of six Democratic Party-sanctioned debates.

Presumably, this will be somehow tied into YouTube’s YouChoose campaign, in which presidential candidates post videos and speak directly to viewers. (Well, maybe an intern or something.)

Word is, says Pete Cashmore in a blog on, that YouTube will also look to sponsor a Republican-sanctioned debate, to keep balance.

If anything, it’ll be interesting to see the community boards on YouTube light up after this debate.