This has never been more important. But they say it far better than I could:
A Call for a Presidential Debate on Science and Technology
Given the many urgent scientific and technological challenges facing America and the rest of the world, the increasing need for accurate scientific information in political decision making, and the vital role scientific innovation plays in spurring economic growth and competitiveness, we, the undersigned, call for a public debate in which the U.S. presidential candidates share their views on the issues of The Environment, Medicine and Health, and Science and Technology Policy.
Please visit the Science Debate 2008 web site and sign up. I don’t expect that any of the candidates from either party would get within a million miles of a debate where buzzwords, jargon, canned answers, and the usual 100% pure bullshit just won’t work, but it’s worth a try.