2008 Presidential Forum To Feature Questions From ThinkProgress Readers

We’ve got some big news to announce. This Saturday, several 2008 presidential candidates — Hillary Clinton, Christopher Dodd, John Edwards, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama, and Bill Richardson — will be attending the New Leadership on Health Care presidential forum in Las Vegas.


ThinkProgress will be covering the event live with exclusive streaming video of all the candidates.

Even better, we’ll be hosting what we think is the first-ever interactive candidate response round. As each candidate speaks, ThinkProgress readers will be able to react to their remarks and send in real-time follow-up questions. Did one candidate spark your interest? Did they say something controversial or just get their facts wrong? You’ll be able to ask the candidates follow-up questions as you watch them live. Every candidate will be asked a question from ThinkProgress readers.

So, here’s the deal: when you visit the site on Saturday morning, you’ll see two new features displayed prominently on the main page:

— A live streaming webcast of the presidential forum

— A form that allows you to submit a question to any/all of the candidates

We’ll have more details tomorrow, but we’re really excited about this event. Our health care system is in crisis. It’s the most critical domestic problem facing our country. We hope you’ll join us, and the 2008 presidential candidates, to talk about it on Saturday morning.

UPDATE: In order to watch the web stream on Saturday, you’ll need to download RealPlayer. If you don’t already have it, you can get it for free HERE.