Coordinated POLITOCO swiftboat debate question efforts - MAIN THREADSubmitted by zackmario on Wed, 01/23/2008 - 15:51
Politico is giving people the chance to ask a question for the next debate and we can vote for the most popular questions.
Lets unite around 2 swiftboat questions / candidate and vote up those questions to the top.
We've seen how we can influence the Dobbs poll - now lets influence Politoco and the next debate by voting our questions to the top.
Please use this thread to submit questions and vote.
Temp wiki of questions
Q1 (+5) Since the stated purpose of the Federal Reserve is to provide the nation with a safe, flexible, and stable monetary and financial system, and we have entered an economic situation that is neither safe or stable, do you believe that the federal reserve has done its job? Furthermore, wouldn't it seem prudent to adopt a currency that has something of value to back it...
Q2 "Do you agree with those who think that the only reason you're still in this race is because you have monry?"
Q1 How the current sub-prime mortgage crisis is any different than the Savings and Loans scandal of the 80s that he had an integral role in as part of the Keating Five.
Q2 (+2)In light of everything we now know about the buildup to the Iraq war, the immense casualties and destruction, and the situation as it now stands, do you renounce your initial support for going to war?
Q3 (+1)Why he's had all those POW records classified in perpetuity and why he blocks any attempts to get Congress to investigate the existence (even possibly up until right now) of American POWs and MIAs still in Vietnam, Korea and other locations. At least their remains should be repatriated if they are not still alive.
Q4 (-1) Why dont you own a gun
Q5 "Many Americans are concerned that you would use a nuclear weapon if elected President, Should they be worried?
Q6 (+3) " Given the fact that our military invasion and occupation has destroyed much of the infrastructure of Iraq and the lives of well over 100,000 Iraqis inadvertantly, Is it more likely now more than ever that the most secular country in the middle east could be moved to support a radical islamic leadership?"
Q7 (+2)Is your credibility lost due to the Keating scandal? (I like that question b/c he has ZERO credibility when it comes to the issue of of the sub-prime fiasco and how to deal with it.)
Q8 (+2)Has McCain-Feingold helped Romney and hurt you and all the other candidates running, since most have to depend on smaller donations from the majority of people, and doesn't this legislation only help those that are RICH to run for office instead of a grassroots candidates
Q9 (+4) You recently stated that you have no problem leaving troops in Iraq for 100 years. Are you truly prepared to commit the young people of the country to pay for this occupation with both their lives and their dollars? Or are you willing to retract that statement?
Q10 "Do you flatly reject the notion of blowback - that US foreign policy is one of the major reasons behind the resentment/hatred for America."
Q11 Would you support (sponsor/co-sponsor) legislation to fully investigate Vietnam POW/MIAs true status?
Q1 Equating the vows of holy marriage with the presidential oath of office, what can the public expect from you?
Q2 On the question on electability, do you have any , Sir?
Q3 " You have a horrible history of picking corrupt police commissioners, will this continue in the white house?
Q4 Aren't you ineligible to accept any public office under the United States by Article I Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution for accepting a Title of Nobility(knighthood) from Queen Elizabeth in 2002?
Q5 (+1)"Does the fact that you have been married 3 times, disqualify you from being a traditional family advocate?"
Q6 Were the NYFD radios, put in service by your administration while Mayor, truly defective on 9/11 as claimed by many of the NYFD heroes and their families? If so, why? If not, are they lying?
Q1 (-2) Considering that "Thou shalt not kill" is a basic tenet of Christianity, how do you justify your support of capitol punishment?
Q2 (-1)How does a minister of the the good news of Jesus Christ explain his comment that he would make sure that any Iranian attacking a US navy ship would be the first to see 'the gates of hell'??
Q3 (-1)Is flip flopping on taxes and immigration considered to be lying or as others have suggested 'the right to change my mind'...as a minister what would Jesus call it?
Q4 (-2) "Is it your intention to continue to pardon rapists and murders when you get in the white house?" If not "Do you still want to isolate people with illnesses from society?"
Q5 (+2)As a minister and strongly religious person, do you renounce the "just-war doctrine of Christianity?" If not, how do you justify your support for continued occupancy of Iraq?
Q6 (+2) Huckabee, given your track record in Arkansas, how would your healthcare plan be different from HillaryCare in size and scope; what would You do to reduce the size of government?
Q8 Tell me about Honor? Does being investigated numerous times for ethics violations, several resulting in reprimands along with talking about following the Constitution, but favoring unconstitutional activities such as an undeclared war mean that your definition of honor comes from the same dictionary from which another former Arkansas governor got his definition of what is is?
Q10 If Jesus were president, would he support the war in Iraq? Would he attack Iran if he thought they had nukes?
Q11 Besides the changes you have already proposed for the U.S. Constitution, what other parts of this document do not fit your ideals?
Q1 Do you think our foreign expenditures: funding the war and subsidizing other countries exceeds our domestic spending?
Q2 "In this day and age of corruption, are you too honest to be President?"
Q3 "Congressman Paul, you are the expert on the stage with regards to the economy. Can you please, in your own words, describe what is wrong with the economy and how to fix it?"
Q4 Do you believe, as many of your supporters do, that the MSM has blacked you out and refused to give you equal coverage? And if yes, why do believe this is happening?
Q5 "Dr. Paul, many right to lifer's feel that their horse in this race has dropped out. What would you say to the pro-life advocates who may now be trying to find a new candidate to support?"
Q6 You have been ignored, and some say cheated by the "Establishment", if nominated, how do you expect to win without media coverage?
Q1 (+2)Have you ever studied the Constitution of the United States of America?
Q2 (+2) Given the words of Fred Thompson: "We are spending money we don't have"; how shall we pay for the war in Iraq: taxation, inflation, or borrowing money from other countries?
Q3 Isn't it time for the United States to stop spending our tax money propping up regimes that are hostile to Israel, the only democratic country in the middle east? If they can't get our money for pretending to advance the peace process, wouldn't they have to get on with normalizing trade relations with the strongest economy in their region?
Q4 After taking the Oath to uphold and defend our Constitution, what actions would you take as Chief Executive to protect the sovereignty of our nation?
Q5 (+2)According to Bush, 147billion dollars in tax rebates is enough stimulus to keep the economy out of recession. By that reckomning wouldn't ending the Middle East wars right now, and providing the cost saving as a tax rebate, provide all the necessary stimulus to the economy that would save the dollar and place the U.S. back into growth?
Q6 Do you support the bill before the Senate called the The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Act which allows the government to spy on all Americans Internet and email communications?
Q7 Do you support the Military Commission Act that empowers the president at his discretion to declare any U.S. citizen as an enemy combatant and be subjected to detention without charge or due process, which could include anti-war protesters?
Q8 Do you support the John Warner Defense Authorization Act which allows the president to declare a public emergency and station US military troops anywhere in America as well as take control of state based national guard units without the consent of the governor in order to detain disorderly American citizens?
Q9 Do you support National Security Presidential Directive 51 which establishes a new post-disaster plan allowing the President to be charge of all three branches of government for as long the Presidents determines the duration of a national emergency, instead of the Congress making that determination? If you do, how is this different from a dictatorship?
Q10 Can you share whether you believe the federal reserve is a govt body or a private institution. If it is a private institution, can you tell us who the owners are and why a private institute gets to decide monetary policy for the nation?