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Suhail Syed
02-02-2008, 08:32 PM

NEW YORK--Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was the fourth and final presidential candidate to appear at the youth-focused "Closing Arguments" question-and-answer session, co-hosted by MySpace, MTV, and the Associated Press. And as with her predecessors--Republican candidates Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul and Democrat Barack Obama--Clinton, a senator from New York, was not asked to touch upon technology policy.

Net neutrality, piracy, and online privacy weren't mentioned at all, and environmental and energy issues were only addressed peripherally as the vast majority of talk focused on the war in Iraq and the economy. But at the same time, the event itself was as Web 2.0 as they get.

Questions came from not only the studio audience, but also through MySpace and MTV News' Web sites. Candidates' responses were polled live through a widget on MySpace, using technology from Flektor, a start-up that MySpace parent company Fox Interactive Media acquired last year. And the event was live-streamed all over MySpace, MTV, and Associated Press Web properties.

So, commenters, I'll let you talk this one over: Are young voters unaware of technology issues that will undoubtedly be shaped by whoever wins the presidency later this year? Or, with economic and national security issues at the forefront, does technology legitimately take a back burner?

ron paul specifically discussed tech issues however exactly what was stated on MTV i can't recall... can someone type it up exactly what he said and maybe they can edit into their article instead of generalizing all of the candidates as pushing off tech issues like net neutrality (i know paul specifically stated he wants less restrictions on the internet and also doesn't want government reading emails)

02-02-2008, 08:33 PM
Ron was the only one to talk about the internet I believe.

Suhail Syed
02-02-2008, 08:39 PM
anyone have any of Ron's quotes which we can use to have CNET edit into their article regarding the internet or anything tech?
specifically on what was said on MTV

Ron Paul must win
02-02-2008, 08:40 PM
the article's been amended to mention ron pauls comment on keeping the internet free

"(UPDATE: Ron Paul did briefly allude to his opposition to restrictions on Net use and online government snooping)"

Suhail Syed
02-02-2008, 08:48 PM
if someone gets a hold of the transcript, send me a private message so i can ask them to edit into their article his exact quotes

02-02-2008, 08:51 PM
Also the article writer needs to realize the question were all pre written by some softball journalist. I thought it was so funny they grabbed a bunch of people to read questions off of cards to candidates.

02-02-2008, 08:52 PM
he also touched on the government reading our emails.

Suhail Syed
02-02-2008, 08:58 PM

on MTV's site you can watch his final statement where he states it

02-02-2008, 09:16 PM
Part 2 at about 4:10 government intrusion into our privacy, looking at our emails etc..

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o5dNXeE2FE
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlYig6RpH6M
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABoO4ThpMYE
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-AtJBG8XIM

Suhail Syed
02-02-2008, 09:42 PM

this lady ticked me off at the end of the article...

But at the end of the "dialogue," Paul committed a bit of a faux-pas when he talked about why his monetary policy has caught on among many members of Generation Y. "Young people understand it because it's not complex," he said. Bad move, Congressman.

bad move? what the f'?

guys help me push to have his exact quotes put up on this article rather then a few phrases