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YouTube: The World's Largest Townhall

By Steve Grove

Head of News and Politics

Ever since we launched our You Choose '08 platform in February, you've been using it to communicate directly with the U.S. presidential candidates on the issues and ideas you care about most. And they've been talking back, posting videos that answer your questions, as well as unique footage from the campaign trail. None of this would have been possible without you making YouTube such a vibrant place for political dialogue.

Now we're taking that discussion further with an updated version of our You Choose '08 platform, where you'll see candidate content organized by channel and by the issues central to the election. Compare and contrast where the candidates stand on things like healthcare and the war in Iraq; then upload your own ideas, opinions, and questions.

By using this platform to engage the candidates, you're helping to break down many of the traditional barriers in American politics, making it easier for politicians and voters to connect with one another on a level platform. Let us know what you think about the new platform – and of course about the issues themselves.

Steve G.