Patch Is Collecting Questions for Obama and Romney During the Next Presidential Debate

If you have a question for the candidates, submit it in the comments section below and it could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.

If last Wednesday’s presidential debate left you with more questions than answers, here’s your chance for the presidential candidates to address the issues that most matter to you.

The next presidential debate will be a town hall meeting format at Hofstra University in Long Island, where voters will ask President Obama and Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy.

Arlington Patch is asking you, our readers, to participate by submitting questions for the candidates.

All you have to do is post your question in the comments section below and we’ll send it to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission is partnering with Patch's parent company Aol, along with Google and Yahoo, to take questions from web users across the country.

Don’t wait until Nov. 6 to have a say in this year’s election. Share your thoughts in the comments!

Wind Dummy 25 October 09, 2012 at 01:51 AM
For Obama...What happened to this promise of transparency? Most have to pick through a batch of mush to figure out what your administrations puts out every time there's an issue. Where is your favorite place to golf? For Romney...How will you handle the squealing lamentation of the left when and if you win? And how long before needed tax code tweaks / improvements and simplifications for small business. Will you put Congress etc and Government in general on a diet of vesting in their own retirements and benefits?
Louise King October 15, 2012 at 06:33 PM
for Obama: Why do the Muslim groups, MPAC and ISNA, have access to the White House? Are you aware that the mother of Huma Abedin, who is on Hillary Clinton's staff, has direct Muslim Brotherhood ties? for Romney: You have narrowed it down to one question that would be applied to programs funded by the US Government. Do you have one question you would use to determine who will serve in your White House and who will have access to vital government information?
saul glick October 15, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Louise. Great questions
smerls October 15, 2012 at 08:49 PM
For Both, there is a bill in the senate to audit the Federal Reserve, would you support an audit of the Federal Reserves?? Do you feel the Federal Reserves played any roll in creating the boom bust of both 2001 and the housing market?? If so do you really think the Federal Reserves latest round of unlimited QE to re -inflate the housing bubble is really what the federal reserves should be doing?? For Both since 2008 the Federal Reserve has at least doubled the money supply, how does the Federal Reserves unwind all the money it has created without causing inflation. For both...The present value of the unfunded liabilites for Medicare/Medicaid and Social Security is over 200 trillion dollars. This is the amount we need in the bank today to fund future expenditures (future expenditures over the next 75 yrs). How do you propose to deal with this or are you just going to kick the can down the road?? For Obama, Obviously we need to strike a balance between security and personal freedom. However in last 10 yrs we have the creation of the patriot act, homeland security, TSA. You yourself used several executive orders to pass things like the NDAA. In addition spy Drones similar to the ones deployed overseas are now available to City, state and local police departments. Further A new Data Fusion center is being created which can track each and everyone of us along with biometric data, RFID chips and so forth. Where do you draw the line on all this security??
smerls October 15, 2012 at 08:59 PM
For Romney, Same as above for Obama, that is you talk about preserving our freedoms, following the constitution etc. where do you draw the line?? Will you promise to repeal the NDAA and all the rest?? For Both, you say you want to cut the deficit. Both plans will only cut the deficit by a couple 100 billion a year (if that depending on which candidates plan your looking at). Do you really believe this is enough to get us on steady footing, don't we really need to be talking about at a minimum...at least 500-600 billion a year ?? For Obama, do you really believe with over trillion dollar deficits cutting 100-200 billion a year is going to get us anywhere?? Do you really believe raising taxes on the rich which will only bring in maybe 100 billion a year (if I remember correctly) will solve our problems?? I have more but those are where I would start....


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