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URGENT! PLEASE submit your questions for the next CNN debate in Florida

Let's submit a truck load of intelligent, respectful questions that play to the good doctor's strengths!

The debate will be held Thursday, January 26, 2012, in Jacksonville, Florida.

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To Mitt:

Despite spending 6 years and tens of millions of dollars running for president, you have been unable to emerge as the undisputed front-runner. If one of my biggest concerns is beating Obama in November, why should I believe you have the "electibility" it takes when the Republican party is so eager to vote for "ABR" (anybody-but-Romney)?

Tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito

My question sent:

How does the ramifications of the repeated tours of our active-duty service men and women factor into determining your foreign policy?

To Newt and Rick:

You've failed to get on the ballot in several major states, and have been having trouble raising enough money to compete nationally. Are your campaigns even mathematically capable of remaining viable after Florida?

Tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito


Newt will use the same math he uses to "balance the budget"...


Question about military spending

Sent to CNN:

"In 2010, Admiral Michael Mullen, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, stated that the most significant threat to our national security is our debt. He also stated that the Pentagon has not been proactive in prioritizing spending and that the department must adopt responsible fiscal practices if America is to meet its national security challenges successfully.

Do you agree with Admiral Mullen and do you believe that spending levels are the key determinant of military viability?"

First debate question - seniors and fixed incomes

My first question:

"A recent analysis by AARP found that a third of Florida's nearly 3 million retirees now rely entirely on Social Security for their income. At the same time, the purchasing power of the dollar continues to decline. If you would, please discuss how U.S. monetary policy negatively impacts those living on fixed incomes and contributes to the destruction of our currency."

to Mitt

What stocks did you pick to make 42 million in two years from investment income?



Congressman Paul: This week's Gallup poll revealed a surge in support from younger Republican voters, putting you in the lead among the 18 to 34 year old demographic. This unprecedented move suggests you may have shaken off the so-called electability problem just as Ronald Reagan did in 1980. What is your strategy to convince Republicans age 35 and up that you're not merely a protest candidate, that you're the right choice to take on Barack Obama in November?

Take back the GOP and Restore America Now.

Let's have suggestions on this thread, too!

I suggest:
"How will you keep Social Security solvent and out of the hands of the Treasury?"

Perhaps we could agree on a single question

and make it and variations of it the most asked question so they have to address it. List your suggestions.

A single question is a great idea

Come on people....start submitting ideas!

Ah... didn't see this thread.

Ah... didn't see this thread. I'll post mine now.

"Is moral character important when choosing the President of the United States?"

Question Bomb!

Lets get it on!

EXACTLY. Try to focus on "missed opportunities"

A lot of people post comments about what they wish RP would say during the debates, but, when saying things like this, we should keep in mind that his responses are often hampered because of the WAY THAT THE QUESTIONS ARE ASKED.

The questions set the framework for the replies by assuming a given set of circumstances and/or pre-establishing a certain world view or reality.

Does that sound scary? Well, it should because it is scary.

The way the questions are posed now, they support and reinforce the neocon argument/world view, so in many ways RP has already "lost" before he hs even opened his mouth.

Try to develop questions that already accept RP's world view and arguments as being correct. Then all he's doing is explaining why he is right and mapping out the details of his vision.