To bring a higher tone back to the presidential race and to give the electorate the best chance to inform themselves about where candidates stand on the issues that matter to them as voters, why don't Barack Obama, John McCain, Bob Barr, Cynthia McKinney, and Ralph Nader visit all the states where they are on the ballot and have a townhall meeting in each one? It would give every voter up to 50 opportunities to learn where each candidate stands and gives each candidate up to 50 opportunities a chance to state their case.
In exchange for this commitment, each campaign would agree to not run any negative ads or allow their campaigns to engage in push polling or viral campaigns and would voice their opposition to 527 groups running negative ads, push polling, or engaging in viral campaigns.
If this would happen, it is likely we would see the largest turnout of voters in the history of the US.
John McCain has pushed to have such meetings and it is the right thing to do.