No time to write this subject the entry it deserves, but I've been meaning to mention Science Debate 2008. We're trying to get the presidential candidates to debate on issues of science and technology prior to the election (I signed on as a supporter). It's a great idea with a lot of strong backers.
The pragmatist in me believes that it doesn't have much of a shot, though. I mean, what campaign is going to let its candidate make an ass of themselves while trying to answer 6th-grade science questions?