Presidential Hopefuls Field Questions on YouTube

James Kotecki, a new graduate of Georgetown University, says that presidential candidates ought to talk with voters and not just to them.

He invited Republican candidate Ron Paul to his home to talk, and Paul obliged.

"After the Ron Paul interview happened, it was easier to get the other candidates to agree. I give Ron Paul credit for being the first guy to say 'Let's do an interview in a college dorm room,'" Kotecki says.

Since then, Kotecki has interviewed three other presidential hopefuls: Dennis Kucinich, Mike Huckabee and Mike Gravel.

All of the interviews are available on YouTube. By posting there, Kotecki believes he is engaging a younger audience that is turned off by glossy political overtures.

"I'm an amateur when it comes to these things," Kotecki says. "Actually, a lot of the appeal of the videos is that I'm just a guy, a regular guy with a very cheap camera who's able to get these interviews."



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