I was pleased with an email from Women'sEnews that the my question of Clinton and Obama had been added to this list for their upcoming forum in Pennsylvania. Rita Jensen, Editor-in-Chief of this online service, will be asking representatives of the Democratic candidates this list of questions their readers have submitted.
You will not be surprised that mine was about Aging. Why, I asked, are older women not visible on either of the candidates' websites. I point out that John Edwards' campaign site listed an 11-point, "Declaration of Independence for Older Americans" with specific concerns addressed-- affordable prescription drugs and Social Security among them.
Check out the entire list. Is there another you'd like to ask?
Wednesday's dreadful ABC-TV "debate" with Obama and Clinton has had some encouraging fallout. GoozNews.com alerted me to a letter by angry journalists (Merrill Goozner among them) on The Nation's website. They let the network know what a travesty the program was. You can send a letter to The Nation on your ideas about a "meaningful presidential debate."
All of us need to be shaping the questions and complaining to the media about what we are not hearing. I believe it's called substantive issues. In "Road Map to Defeat," Bob Herbert's column in today's New York Times --
"The issues still favor the Democrats....Instead of capitalizing on the political advantages...the Democrats, with their increasingly small-minded approach are squandering them...It's not too late [but] The GOP's fondest wish is tht the Democrats keep doing what they're doing."