My wonderful blogging partner Betsy wisely suggested that live-blogs should be limited to questions and discussion with candidates, and that follow-on conversations should be picked up on a new thread. That's what this is ... another experiment in transparency.
For example, one topic that came up in the recent live session with Dr. Bratton (thank you again for joining us) was the issue of whether opposing candidates should be asking questions of the guest. Jay O., popped into say "hi" but kindly didn't get involved in the discussion. My take? That was the right way to go since we've never developed a policy or practice for that sort of thing. I'd love to hear other opinions on the issue.
In my view, I think Betsy's right. It seems more appropriate to be moving over to another thread (like this one) to carry on the party after the bar closes, so to speak.
I'm asking all this because we have a number of live blog sessions on the horizon. Assuming I can lock down all the details, we'll have Richard Moore and Beverly Perdue on in a couple of weeks for an innovative side-by-side live blogging session. We'll also host Kay Hagan for her first official visit to BlueNC.
Let's talk about it.
PS In writing this, I was reminded of how grateful I am to all the candidates and other community leaders who have taken the chance to put themselves on the firing line here at BlueNC. The one-hour sessions fly by like crazy ... and for folks not accustomed to operating in the blogosphere, it must be a pretty wild ride. Teresa, I'd love to hear your thoughts about all this (plus what Betsy has asked about on another thread).