Republicans Prepare for CNN-YouTube Debate Rudy Giuiliani and Mitt Romney, along with other candidates, are set to participate this week in the Republican CNN-YouTube.com debate. Like the previous Democratic YouTube.com debate, questions will be submitted in the form of videos posted to YouTube's Web site.
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Republicans Prepare for CNN-YouTube Debate

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

This busy campaign season also includes a busy debate schedule. NPR and Iowa Public Radio will host a Democratic presidential debate on December 4th. And you can be part of that by posting questions for the candidates. Just go to npr.org/debate. We will use some of your questions on the air.

Republican candidates will face questions from voters this week in a debate hosted by CNN and YouTube. Some of the questions will be submitted in the form of videos, just as happened in an earlier Democratic YouTube debate.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Some of the submissions were simple low-budget affairs, while others more creative. One even channeled a former president to ask a question.

(Soundbite of video)

Unidentified Man: I am the ghost of Richard Nixon, and my question is, are there any limits to a president's claim of executive privilege in withholding information...

MONTAGNE: CNN expects to choose the final 40 questions for the Republican debate from more than 3,000 submissions before Wednesday's debate airs.

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