Few weeks ago, I spoke about the new role of Internet in the french presidential campaign.
Yesterday, Francois Bayrou, credited with about 20% of votes proposed to the three other main candidates a debate. To overstep the strict rules of the CSA (the council responsible of the fair of the campaign), he offered a e-debate.
"I suggest that all the bloggers, all the internet users (...) to get together to organize a debate between us (the four main candidates)" said F. Bayrou during a news conference.
2 of the other candidates accepted, but the 3rd one declined, arguing that "the debate will be with all the candidates or won't be".
The first step of the election is in 17 days, what reduce the possibility of this debate. However, Agoravox try to gather the three candidate who accepted the initial invitation.
A survey asking us if we want this debate before the "first round" shows that 92% of the people are pro (49% want to see it on Internet, 44% at the TV and the others on the radio).
I'm personnaly pro this event (a way for me to follow the campaign even here) but I think this debate won't happen. In France, Internet is not a real media to convice someone to vote for a party. However, few candidates have already accepted to be interviewed by some blogs such as http://www.politicshow.net/