A total of 39 consumer questions were put to the Democratic presidential candidates Monday night at the first CNN/YouTube debate. While the candidates did not always give direct answers, I found the "real questions from real people" format worked.
Questions were chosen by CNN from a reported 3,000 or so total submissions.
Here were a few of the most compelling videos:A breast cancer patient on health insurance
Laurie Petersen is a Hoboken, N.J.-based freelance writer and editor who also consults on social media and content marketing, event and digital product development. She is a former executive editor at MediaPost and an adviser to the NJ News Commons Center for Cooperative Media.