Saturday, August 1, 2015

Questions That Should Be Asked Of GOP Candidates At Next Week's Debate & Future Debates

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With the fast approaching GOP debate, it's time we---The People---get a shot at asking these candidates some questions. This debate will be carried on Fox News, while I believe Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace---both solid journalists---will ask good questions about serious topics, I can't help but remain a tad skeptical.  (By the way, early indications are that ABC's Stephanopoulos is scheduled to moderate a future debate. I wonder how many Democrat talking points he'll be using?).

Questions I know many conservatives want asked:

  • Why do you think Republicans lost the last two elections against a weak presidential candidate who had a dreadful record?
  • How specifically would you correct all the current problems and issues at the VA?
  • What is your plan to deal with ISIS, al-Qaeda and other global terrorists including domestic terrorists?
  • Do you think it was a mistake leaving Iraq?
  • Do you support Israel?
  • What's your opinion of the Iran Deal?
  • What will you specifically do with ObamaCare? 
  • What is your opinion of the current debate regarding climate change?
  • What is your opinion regarding the most recent decision of the Supreme Court regarding same-sex marriage?
  • How specifically would you ensure the millions of Americans who have dropped out of the workforce get back into it?
  • If you were president today, what would you do with Planned Parenthood's federal funding?
  • Are you pro-life or pro-choice?
  • If you were to debate Hillary Clinton, what would be the first question you would ask her?
  • What will you do about illegal immigration?
  • What will you do with sanctuary cities?
  • Do you think Americans are better off today than they were in 2008?
  • What's your opinion of Common Core?
  • How would you address the current state of race relations today?
  • How would you address the current state of the national debt?
  • Of the individuals on the debate platform today, who---in your opinion---is the most conservative? Who is the least conservative?
  • Of the individuals on the debate platform today, who---in your opinion---would you like to have as your VP?
  • Where do you stand on the 2nd Amendment? 
  • Do you believe America is exceptional and why?
  • What is your definition of liberty and freedom?
Of course, all of these questions---and others---can't be addressed in one debate. However, I would like to see most covered throughout the up-coming debating season.