Letter From The Editor

The presidential debate questions nobody's asking.

| October 18, 2012
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I'm not Candy Crowley or Jim Lehrer, but if I were moderating a presidential debate, these are some questions I'd ask:

Do you favor the Supreme Court's "Citizens United" decision, which allows virtually unrestricted campaign contributions by corporations?

Do you believe global climate change is real? And, if so, what should we be doing about it, if anything?

Should the United States legalize and tax medical marijuana as we do alcohol and tobacco?

Who was better, the Beatles or the Rolling Stones? Why?

Both of you have said you are committed to preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. What does that mean specifically? American airstrikes? Getting the U.S. involved in another conflict in the Middle East? Second, if Israel attacks Iran, what will your administration's response be?

What was the best game you ever saw?

What is your position on allowing public education monies to be spent on vouchers for online "virtual schools" and religious-based and private educational institutions?

Name three books that influenced your life. What was the last book you read?

President Obama, why have you kept your college records a secret?

Mr. Romney, if, as you said in the first debate, you put your money where your heart is, why do you keep so much of your money overseas?

What are your favorite websites? Do you use a Mac or PC? If you don't use the Internet, why not?

What would your friends say is your biggest fault?

Mr. Romney, defunding Planned Parenthood and public television will do little to lower the deficit. Are you opposed to those organizations for political reasons?

What are your three favorite television shows?

President Obama, your administration asked YouTube to take down the anti-Muslim film that caused so much unrest in the Middle East. Isn't that a violation of Americans' right to free speech?

How much does a gallon of gas cost in your area?

Mr. Romney, you have literally been on both sides of several issues, including universal health care, abortion, gun rights, gay rights, immigration reform, and global warming. How can the American people trust that your current positions on these issues won't change?

Wet ribs or dry?

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Where do you believe God lives - literally, not figuratively.

Where do you believe the Biblical Garden of Eden was - geographically, not figuratively?

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Posted by Jeff on 10/18/2012 at 7:19 AM

Eovlution or creationism and why?

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Posted by mad_merc on 10/18/2012 at 7:51 AM

Boxers or briefs?

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Posted by Phlo on 10/18/2012 at 8:20 AM

Boxers, briefs, or magic underpants?

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Posted by Jeff on 10/18/2012 at 10:16 AM

I'm tired of being talked down to by the candidates. I get enough of that sh*t from my first wife.

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Posted by Phlo on 10/18/2012 at 11:14 AM

Carnation or Dusty Rose?

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Posted by Smitty Patterson on 10/18/2012 at 11:32 AM

What is the kinkiest thing you've ever done during sex?

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Posted by lfine on 10/18/2012 at 12:31 PM

Hey Mitt! I notice that your wife has a pre-existing health condition, MS, I believe it is. When was the last time you and your wife had to wait in a county hospital emergency room all day for free treatment or do without?

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Posted by oldtimeplayer on 10/18/2012 at 12:57 PM

@lfine:

Mitt: "Swinger's party at Donny O's place. Drank hot chocolate, then Ann strapped me to the roof of our Audi."

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Posted by Phlo on 10/18/2012 at 1:00 PM

A Mormon swinger's party? I thought that was the wedding reception for the sister wives.

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Posted by mad_merc on 10/18/2012 at 1:21 PM

It doesn't matter, they won't answer, only obfuscate.

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Posted by queretaro on 10/18/2012 at 1:42 PM

Maybe they wore edible magic underwear to the swinger's party! LOL

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Posted by lfine on 10/18/2012 at 2:01 PM

yamaka or temple garment ?

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Posted by tomguleff on 10/18/2012 at 2:26 PM

Do you have a one-year survival kit in all six of your homes?

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Posted by Jeff on 10/18/2012 at 3:01 PM

Hey, presidential candidates! I see that collectively your campaigns have spent more than 200 million dollars so far this month. I'd like to thank both your parties on behalf of all the starving children in the world. They wanted me to tell you, "Hey! Go get 'em!"

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Posted by Phlo on 10/18/2012 at 5:17 PM

Wall Street bailout or Wall Street bailout?

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Posted by crackoamerican on 10/18/2012 at 6:48 PM

Governor, you once stated that you wept when you learned of the decision of your church in 1978 to no longer exclude black men from the priesthood.

Did you weep because a) the church was finally reversing its long history of racial discrimination, or b) because the prophecy says that the church would only reverse its discriminatory policy in the end of days?

Or did you weep for some other reason?

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Posted by Jeff on 10/19/2012 at 8:01 AM

The Flyer or The Commercial Appeal ?

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Posted by tomguleff on 10/19/2012 at 10:12 AM

My parents are dead. How can I borrow money from them in order to attend college?

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Posted by mayfield on 10/19/2012 at 10:50 AM

What are the attributes of you god? If any of those attributes contradict one or more of the others which one(s) will you abandond if any?

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Posted by mperical on 10/19/2012 at 7:48 PM

I have just one question for each candidate:
Mr President,why is it ,after spending more in your first year in office to little or no benefit to the country than all 43 previous Presidents COMBINED , do you think that you should be re-elected?
Governor Romney,if you are elected,in your honest opinion,how long do you think it will take this country to dig itself out of the hole dug by your predecessor if Congress doesn't pass more restrictive laws that would tend to inhibit nsuch recovery?

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Posted by towboatman on 10/22/2012 at 5:21 PM

Several false presuppositions from Bruce here:

1. Do you believe global climate change is real? And, if so, what should we be doing about it, if anything?

Weather control is not listed as a particular duty of the Federal Government via our tax-dollars.

2. Who was better, the Beatles or the Rolling Stones? Why?

How does this affect my 92 year old grandmother or the citizens and function of the Federal Government which is to handle mainly a few particulars, i.e. post offices, roads, military, police, and protection of property and lives from foreign invasion?

3. What is your position on allowing public education monies to be spent on vouchers for online "virtual schools" and religious-based and private educational institutions?

The Federal government is not to be involved in education nor is a Dept. of Education Constitutional, (see Art.1, sec. 8).

4. Mr. Romney, if, as you said in the first debate, you put your money where your heart is, why do you keep so much of your money overseas?

Because he is a wise business man and understands the red-tape of tax regulation here that destroy incentives to be productive due to taxation theft.

5. Mr. Romney, defunding Planned Parenthood and public television will do little to lower the deficit. Are you opposed to those organizations for political reasons?

Planned Parenthood is not the role for the Federal Government nor the State in any constitutional injuction.

6. President Obama, your administration asked YouTube to take down the anti-Muslim film that caused so much unrest in the Middle East. Isn't that a violation of Americans' right to free speech?

Free Speech is not absolute; it presupposes moral foundations based upon early New England Abstract Law which was Christian based. (See early State Preambles).

Ignorance a la mode'

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Posted by CHG on 10/22/2012 at 6:25 PM

A little creativity from Charles! It's nice to see you back to your old self and not simply cutting and pasting.

So let's just go with your first one, shall we? According to your response one can take it to mean that we should abolish the EPA, NOAA, The National Hurricane Center, The National Ocean Center, and any other agency that might possibly deal with weather. Would this also be extended to the US Geological Survey (since they deal a lot with earthquakes which some people sometimes group with weather)? And once all of these evil federal agencies are gone, how will their role be filled?

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Posted by mad_merc on 10/24/2012 at 11:07 AM

"And once all of these evil federal agencies are gone, how will their role be filled?"

By Bellevue Baptist Church. And prayer, lots and lots of prayer.

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