Accepting the fact that electoral politics is as much entertainment as politics and that all entertainment must now include text-message voting, youth-voter organization NewEra Colorado
is gathering Denver's mayoral candidates for a debate that will embrace our fully mediated reality-teevee era. Scheduled for Wednesday evening, the debate will subject candidates to Denver trivia questions in addition to more standard policy questions. The candidates will answer to live-audience member, video participants and a panel of experts. Denver Fox News reporter Eli Stokols will play the panel's Steven Tyler
. Ellen Dumm of the Campaign for a Strong Colorado will play J-Lo.