I am glad that HRC is waking up and allowing more candidates to participate in the presidential debate on gay issues. I likewise agree that the moderators and questioners should be expanded:
Los Angeles, CA -- The Human Rights Campaign Foundation and Logo, a division of Viacom Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks, today made additional announcements about the presidential candidate forum on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues to take place in Los Angeles on August 9. After enthusiastic community response, former Senator Mike Gravel has been invited to participate. Confirmed candidates now include, in alphabetical order, Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY), Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT), former Senator John Edwards (D-NC), Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and Senator Barack Obama (D-IL). The format of the program will also be extended to 90 minutes to ensure in-depth conversations with each candidate. Discussions are continuing with a variety of journalists and a moderator for the forum will be announced in the near future.
I agree with Pam at Pam's House Blend that I am still not pleased with the format of the event -- none of the candidates will interact with each other, they will be questioned sequentially -- but more candidates are in, the forum will be 90 minutes, and there will be journalists on the panel. Plus, unlike Pam, I can get Logo - even in Norfolk.