If You Could Ask the Presidential Candidates One Question, What Would it Be?

Patch wants to hear from our readers.

Tuesday night's presidential debate at Hofstra University differs from the others in that it delineates a more limited role for the debate moderator.

Questions aimed at President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney will be driven by audience members.

Patch wants to know if you had the opportunity to ask the candidates one question - what would it be?

Last week, Patch asked readers to pose questions that were submitted to the Commission on Presidential Debates. Some of them may even be asked tonight.

The town-hall debate is planned for Oct. 16 at 9 p.m. at Hofstra University in Hempstead.

S. Ufford October 16, 2012 at 05:10 PM
To both candidates: 1. Do you swear to never allow or use armed drones in American skies? and to tightly regulate unarmed drones, to maintain privacy & civil rights? 2. Do you promise to ban airport full-body scanners, now banned as too dangerous & radioactive by the entire EU? 3. Do you agree to promote non-GMO, non-pesticide-laced, natural food & farming so the rest of the country can eat healthy foods like you do?
Tina Harrod October 16, 2012 at 08:26 PM
The question that I would LOVE to ask the candidates is: At one time the social security fund was over flowing with money that the elderly contributed to the whole time that they were in the work force, yet, it is in danger of going broke because the United States Government kept borrowing from it with evidently NO intentions of repaying it. What would you do to get it repaid so the elderly can have the benefits that they so WELL DESERVE and worked so hard for all their lives? I personally think it should be repaid and the gaovernment apologize for the hell that they put the elderly through, trying to make ends meet, making sure they have the money for rent, food, medicines, and miscellanious things they need to live a decent life like they should b e able to. (It just makes me so angry every time I think about it.) Tina Harrod, Frankfort, Ky
who cares October 17, 2012 at 02:21 PM
I was hoping someone would ask them what toppings they prefer on their pizza
Marjorie Parsons October 18, 2012 at 10:41 AM
Why are our mortgage deductions, charitable gifts, etc. on the table for caps and reductions, but not a nickle of tax increase for millionaires even on the table? How is this OK with Romney supporters? Are we a nation of one people or privileged haves & take-it-on-the-chin have-nots?
George Lurye October 18, 2012 at 01:16 PM
I know for a fact that while many newer medications' prices have in fact gone up (for everyone), most prices of generic drugs have come down in the recent years. The problem is often our expectations. We now have the largest and growing number of seniors in this country and these seniors are living longer than ever. However, these seniors are now facing more and more illnesses which they have treated. Seniors get sick much more often than middle aged or young people do, so... more treatments, of course. Also, many of these illnesses now require new and stronger treatments, which cost billions of dollars to develop. These are EXPENSIVE. Look at it this way, if you simply need penicillin, it won't cost you anything. However, if you need the latest super-antibiotic, it will cost you A LOT.


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