Which isn't to say the politicians' answers were any better than usual: Each of the candidates managed
to issue sweeping pronouncements without answering questions they either had no answer for, or did not want to answer. The best example was when one 26-year-old Army veteran asked the candidates how
many family members they had serving in uniform. Only Senator Christopher Dodd (D-Connecticut) answered that one squarely; "Unfortunately," said CNET, "CNN moderator Anderson Cooper only infrequently
pressed the candidates for a direct answer."
Next time, there may be an "American Idol"-esque voting competition to pick the best moderator-of-the-people.