The political debate in this country, such as it is, takes place primarily on television and radio. What astounds me is that the debate is rarely about the substance of political issues, but is instead about the race. Everyone wants to talk about what a poltician’s positions mean to their electability, and no one wants to talk about whether a politician’s positions are right or wrong. Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia fame proposes a different kind of political discourse, one that claims what we, the un-telegenic masses, do matters. I’m enough of a cynic to think that the Campaigns Wikia will be only a different kind of bad, but I’m not so much of a cynic that I won’t watch this with interest.