If you could ask any of the presidential candidates a question, what would you like to ask?
Are any of these important to you? Are any unimportant to you?
Why are women used as pawns as a way to distract and divide?
Do you think “social issues” should be used in politics?
What would you do to help lower gas prices, including as pertains to the Keystone pipeline?
How do you plan to address our growing entitlement mentality?
What characteristics do you have that would appeal to members of the opposition and help eliminate the stalemate in Washington?
What do you see as the defining difference between a Democrat and a Republican — and are social issues part of that definition?
Do you believe that rampant racism still exists in this country?
What can we do to create more jobs?
What would you like to have answered? What really concerns you? What has affected your life the most?
My questions would be more basic and directed to Obama only.
Who paid for your education?
What does your college applications reveal about your citizenship status?
Were you ever baptized in a Christian church? Which one?
Have you personal knowledge about Fast and Furious?
Why did you change the Rules of Engagement in Afghanistan?
Did you ever register for the draft?
What was the name of the doctor that delivered you?
One question I’d ask is something along the lines of… “you changed your position on X (some major issue, like O’s recent Gay Marriage switch). What personal journey/epiphanies led you to that decision, and do you consider it a personal opinion, or will you attempt to sway legislation in that direction?” Because Romney changed his position several years ago on abortion, too. I’d like to know if this is a personal thing, or if they are doing it because their party dictates it.
Besides that, I just wish we could get the social issues out of the mix. Yes, we need the states to decide things like Gay Marriage, and we need the feds to keep their noses out (or declare that the feds are involved as “Civil Unions” only, and that “marriage” is religiously-based, and if you want to be married, go see your church, but if you want the feds to recognize you, you get a civil union at the local courthouse), but right now, THE main issue should be getting people BACK to work. And eliminating the “I deserve a college degree” mentality. There used to be plenty of good-paying jobs, once upon a time, that you could get right out of HS and support yourself and your family. We need to get back to that. Maybe we need to get back to being an Industrialized Society instead of a Service-Oriented Society, I don’t know.
But I’d like to know that… flat answer, no shimmying around: What are the steps that NEED to be taken to put people back to work and keep them there. Not this “shovel ready” crap, with 6-week fix-a-road projects and then go home. I’m talking real, make-a-living jobs.
While I agree putting people back to work is the main issue, I don’t know how he can be trusted without clearing up some basic unknowns. Unknowns only about him. These are known about ALL other presidents. Seems a bit odd.
I do completely agree with this. Interestingly, I was watching a few minutes of one of the Sunday Morning Political Shows, I think George Steph was on. They asked him if Romney was going to make an “I Am Mormon” speech, a’la Kennedy’s “I am Catholic” speech, and Step’s response was a general “no” followed by some gobbledygook about how people weren’t concerned about that. I have to call major BS on it, because the minute you start digging into Romney’s “cult” of Mormonism and his religious views, well doesn’t that open the door (one that has been slammed shut, bolted, locked, and guarded with heat-seeking missiles) on Obama’s relationship with Jeremiah Wright and his hateful “religion”?
Maybe I DO want to see that happen. I’m much more OK with Mormonism than I am with what I’ve seen of Black Liberation Theology. Only the second seems to revolve around absolute hate.
It’s okay to hate bad things.
I haven’t had time to read the media much lately, but I noticed from headlines that they are digging in and making a stink about something Romney did in high school. Isn’t it funny that Romney is being vetted to that extent? They didn’t vet Obama at all. His skin color and liberal platform were enough for them! Has anyone ever heard any information from his youth? I mean, other than the stuff he wrote in his autobiographies, which “might” be a little one-sided? Most of his family met an early demise (hmm) but he has a sister as far as I know – how come we never hear anything from her? I don’t understand the complete lack of curiosity on the part of so many – especially given that it only applies to one candidate.
Honestly, I don’t need any questions answered at this point. I know how I am going to vote, and it would take a very extreme set of circumstances to change my opinion.
What concerns me? Obviously the economy that has more and more people depending on tax revenues from fewer and fewer for their basic needs. And also, personal liberties, which seem to be almost an embarrassment in the USA nowadays. The overreach of the Federal government, which impacts both of the above. The fact that all of the above are based on the assumption that American individuals are basically evil.
Here’s one question that others might like answered, though. Mr. Obama, one of the reasons you got elected was that you promised to improve the image of the USA among nations. How’s that going? Does China respect us more, and have they agreed to see human rights as we do? Has the Muslim world learned to love and trust us? Are more Europeans now talking about us like we might have some good ideas? Have North Korea and Iran decided to peace out? Surely the Israel-Palestine conflict has ended? And we’ve closed Gitmo and gotten out of Iraq and Afghanistan? What are the Dalai Lama and the Pope saying about us lately? Have our Venezuelan and Cuban buddies made any progress in human rights? How about Mexico – surely we’re on the same page with Mexico now? And Canada’s borders are more open than ever – right? Right??
PS, MSSC, those are good questions. I would love to see the answers – with documented proof, of course.
I think when I really think about it, I don’t really care about blame and who delivered Obama. I don’t really care that much. I just want the economy to get back to where it was. When the stock market can level out and banks start borrowing money again more freely. People need to be working and getting back to life as normal. Small business’s can’t take much more. That’s what I’d like to ask. How do we back off? Have less government? I think the government is way too big and has it’s hand in too many pots and it’s not doing a good job anymore.
I’m also very sick of the social issues being overplayed and taking over what I feel is really important. I feel most of the social issues are none of my business. What other people do in their private lives shouldn’t have anything to do with the government and shouldn’t be any of our concern. It’s between us, our God and our doctors.
I’m also very concerned with the “pay for everything” mentality that’s overtaken us. It used to be when we wanted to go to college, we paid for it. When we needed health care, we worked for it. When did all this of self entitlement happen? It’s ruining us.
Yesterday I was having a “conversation” with a young liberal and he brought up the topic of healthcare. One of his comments was, regarding the government paying for abortions, “if it’s a legal procedure, why should the government not pay for it?” Where does this come from? I commented that the government would not have paid for my $4,000 laser eye surgery despite the fact that it’s legal. The comeback was, sure, if we had nationalized healthcare, it would. Um . . . so the UK/Canada/etc. just pay for everything everyone wants? Smart young people believe this stuff?
Is there something in the water?
That’s just what I mean. I know young people who think everything we had to pay for should now be free.
What else I’d like to know is why isn’t laser eye surgery not fought over like abortion? Why should abortions even be political?
I think the difference in abortion now is because of technology. With technology today you can clearly see the unborn baby in the womb. Thirty years ago it did look like a mass of tissue.
I think that’s why abortion is viewed by many more these days as more than just a simple medical. Proceedure.
But it’s a medical procedure nonetheless. Why is it up to the government? It should be up to the person, their God, and their doctor.
But the medical procedure involves two people. Only one gets a say.
Two sets of everything. Two different sets of DNA = two different people. How many times have you seen a criminal murder a pregnant woman and get charged for two murders?
It’s still medical no matter your take on abortion. I don’t agree with it either but it’s none of my business what other people feel they need to do.
I agree that it does not belong in the federal government (nor do gay marriage issues etc). However, the liberals brought it into the federal arena with Roe v. Wade and they keep pushing to expand the government’s involvement when it suits them. Then when we tighten the purse strings it’s “taking away their rights” or “forcing them to be pregnant” or whatever. I recall a single woman commenting that she was probably going to end up pregnant “again” “because nobody would give her free birth control.” Um, no, if you get pregnant it’s because you’re having sex. One would think that would be one area folks would not want outside involvement, but . . . .