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What questions should Hillary ask?

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Update: apparently, Barack Obama's campaign has turned down the debate offer. Coward.

Now that Hillary Clinton has challenged Barack Obama to a one-on-one debate (methinks it's a smart move... he's cornered), what questions should Hillary ask him?

My choice (and yes, I'm a policy wonk, bite me!):

  • What specific policies would you implement toward more gender equality, on the job and elsewhere?
  • How would you concretely restore America's standing in the world community?
  • How would you specifically deal with the dual crisis of credit crunch and food prices?
  • How would you deal specifically with Republican obstructionism in Congress (we know they do that EVEN when they're the minority)?
  • What steps would you take to concretely reduce the influence of Wall Streets, Big Pharma, Big Insurance over politics and policy in the US?

How about you, fellow Correntians? What would you ask?

And no, I don't really care what Barack Obama would ask, and you know why?

  1. Because he can't corner her with policy, she's incredibly better.
  2. And if he goes for personal attacks, that is, goes for the Stephanopoulos / Gibson line, he'll hurt him,
  3. and if he goes on the attack of the Clinton presidency, he's screwed too

... like I said, he's cornered.

Take it away, folks!

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Submitted by Aeryl on

Would be the environment. Her energy policy is far superior to his. So I guess mine are

What steps would you take to ensure our energy independence?

What steps would you take to ensure the economy is not stifled as we switch to greater green energy?

Bill Clinton for First Dude!!!

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Submitted by MOBlue on

Why is Senator Obama afraid to debate the issues with me?

Shortly after Clinton's remarks, Obama's chief strategist David Axelrod rejected the challenge out of hand, telling CNN, "In the next nine days we're going to devote our attention to the voters and we will see where we are after May 6. It doesn't matter whether it's Lincoln-Douglas, standing, sitting, what language it is in, it does not matter.
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Submitted by vastleft on

1. "Memos issued by your campaign have portrayed me and my husband -- two lifelong civil-rights activists -- as racists. In previous campaigns of yours, you and your team have knocked opponents off of ballots through technicalities and by fueling exposes of personal foibles. Is this the hopeful new politics you've been espousing?"

2. "In your book, 'The Audacity of Hope,' and in many of your stump speeches, you describe a Washington caught in a gridlock caused by shrill partisans on both sides of the aisle. Which Congressional Democrats and which legislation that you've seen in your first term fit that description?"

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Submitted by wasabi on

She is a master debater and she know's policy. I love that about her. Obviously she has had to work really hard to understand issues to talk at great length substantively.

I'd like her to ask him exactly how he thinks he is going to get Republicans to roll over and make nice. Will he call up the citizens to march on Washington with pitchforks in hand?

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Submitted by jeqal on

Why do democrats consistently vote against equal rights issues? (would love to hear both opinions about that)
What do you believe the definition of Democrat is, Republican?
How much influence did Obama's campaign have on the election of Odinga in Kenya, how will that affect his foreign policy.
In his pledge to his Wright church, one of the pledges is "I will put Africa above all other nations including the US." How does he think that will impact his domestic policy in the US?
Why does Obama consistently vote Republican hard line when voting.
Why did he vote against American worker's rights protection in regards to Nafta?
What's up with the Rezko thing?
Where did the 100 mil go that was to go to his district?
Why is Michelle so bizarre? How can she make 350k at a hospital when hospitals are so hard hit?
Do you agree that mandatory drug testing should be done of all presidential nominees?
How did you get into 100 dollar ham and cheese sandwiches?

just off the top of my head hehe.

Democrats never agree on anything, that's why they're Democrats. If they agreed with each other,they'd be Republicans -- Will Rogers

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Submitted by jeqal on

* What specific policies would you implement toward more gender equality, on the job and elsewhere?
good one so far he has voted against this hasn't he?
* How would you concretely restore America’s standing in the world community?
good one, I don't think he has an American nationalistic bone in his body.
* How would you specifically deal with the dual crisis of credit crunch and food prices?
so far he has voted against a cap on credit card interest rates, as well as voted against helping citizens who are having problems making their mortgage payments.
* How would you deal specifically with Republican obstructionism in Congress (we know they do that EVEN when they’re the minority)?
He likens himself to Bush so would imagine he would say the same way that Bush has.
* What steps would you take to concretely reduce the influence of Wall Streets, Big Pharma, Big Insurance over politics and policy in the US?
He voted FOR Big Pharma in health care

Isn't there some way that someone who says they are Democrat or Republican would have to pass a test?
He is much more Republican than McCain and a lot more Liberal than Che. It is just confusing, there should be a new party called "Polarized" for his type of politics.

Democrats never agree on anything, that's why they're Democrats. If they agreed with each other,they'd be Republicans -- Will Rogers

Submitted by lambert on

And when you post, and the page goes suddenly weird, please go back, figure out what you did, and fix it. Thanks....

[x] Any (D) in the general. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.