Just about 100 days until the presidential elections. Time for us to look closer at what the two camps have in store for us regarding the things that interest us the most: Science and Technology. (Or at least from a Future Salon perspective these themes are not covered enough.)
I would like to give the September Future Salon scheduled for Friday 17th to both parties to make their case. At the BlogOn last Friday I bumped into Phil Wolff who is very active with East Bay for Kerry. One of their committees is Scientists for Kerry. Phil promised to get me someone to cover the Democrat's agenda.
Same evening I floated the idea with Judith Meskill and she said that she may be able to provide me with an eloquent speaker to present the Republican standpoint.
No such thing on the George W. Bush page. There are a couple of issue tabs, one of them called "Compassion", but no Science or Technology. Even if one searches for Science and Technology on the site the first link you get is a rebuttal of a John Kerry statement that the country is in scientific decline.
What I would like to have at the Future Salon in September is a good debate on the issues and facts. If you have ideas on how to make it work or have someone who can represent one of the parties, please let me know. Would be great if this works out.