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What Would YOU Like to Ask the Presidential Candidates? VOTE in Our Poll and You Could Win!

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Question: Which ONE of these questions would you most like to ask the presidential candidates?


How would you eliminate the food deserts found in many poor communities so that every American neighborhood has access to affordable fresh food?

If you had to pick one country to serve as a model for health care reform in the country, what country and what model would that be?

What are your immediate plans to provide equal access to good, public education for all American children?

Would you want your children to run for a high stakes, high profile public office?

If you were just a tax-paying citizen and not running for President, what would be your three burning issues in this election year?

How would you bridge the ever growing divide between Democrats and Republicans/rich and poor/educated and uneducated/men and women in this country?

Why are women used as pawns as a way to distract and divide? It distracts from the real issues, as if one's gender is inextricably linked to one's 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? Will the candidate's address this most important problem or will entitlements continue to be used as a way to buy votes?

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?

Will women be better off as a result of your leadership?

Can you recount a moment with one or more of your children that changed your perspective on life?

As a mom, I worry about my kids’ safety and the rising cost of gasoline. How important is energy independence for America in terms of national security, and what is your plan to get us there?

Do you believe that rampant racism still exists in this country, and if so, could you give me a specific example?

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Total Votes: 158

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by on May. 9, 2012 at 10:52 AM
Replies (31-40):
by Bronze Member on May. 9, 2012 at 3:45 PM
This is a very good question?

Quoting Donna6503:

What do you feel is an acceptable level of deficit the federal government should be allowed to carry? How do you feel if the Federal Reserve would stop buying the federal government bonds and would you look to outside sources or would you instruct the US Treasury to print the notes?

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by on May. 9, 2012 at 4:26 PM

I'd like to know how they plan to revitalize our economy where the goal is deflation not inflation. If done proportionally it would work. 

by Member on May. 9, 2012 at 5:03 PM

I would love to see most of these questions answered!

I'm particulary interested in the healthcare one...

by Member on May. 9, 2012 at 5:04 PM

 The first two but having food is the start to good food so I chose the first; it also is the one that breaks my heart the most.

by Jes on May. 9, 2012 at 5:42 PM
I chose the Public Education question.

That is one of main concerns.
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by Gold Member on May. 9, 2012 at 5:50 PM

i would say health care out of all these questions is most important to me, right now as far as i can see the president is the only one who has an idea for our health care in this country. yes i know mitt has the same idea, if obama's plan is tossed out then what else do we have? is this topic just going to be swept under the rug if his plan does do through? this is a real issue and it need to be taken care of now, not 4 or 8 years from now but right now. 

i want to know that once i get old and have retired that i can depend on my insurance to take care of my needs weather it be a pre-exiting condition like my slow memory loss or a visit to the hospital for a broken hip i want to know that my insurance company will take care of it, cause if not why am i paying them.

by Member on May. 9, 2012 at 5:51 PM

I voted, but my real question was not listed. I would have liked to have seen a question that dealt with restructuring of wealth, redistribution. Why is your administration not Socialism based?

by on May. 9, 2012 at 6:10 PM

there needs to be an "all of the above option.

by on May. 9, 2012 at 6:33 PM

I would like to know if Obama's recent support of gay marriage in America is a ploy to get votes or does he truly intend to reform the laws in place banning gay marriage, is he going to take the right for states to independently make this decision for themselves????

by Member on May. 9, 2012 at 6:50 PM
Personally, I feel as if gay/bi-sexual and transgender people should be addressed on a national and federal level. I wonder how the candidates feel about equal health care and benefits.
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