Friday, July 27, 2007

Republicans Afraid to Answer Tough Questions Not Already Approved By Their Campaigns

Washington Post

All major Democratic candidates for President recently appeared on a CNN "You Tube Debate" where common citizens could ask candidates questions which they had to answer. The Republican version of this debate is scheduled for September 17th and there are already many questions for the candidates posted on You Tube. Apparently, upon seeing these questions, Mitt Romney and Guiliani have yet to commit. In fact, the only two who have committed is John McCain and Ron Paul. Are they the only ones with real views on the issues and nothing to hide?? I mean how many times can you say "9/11" before someone wants to actually hear how you are going to make things better and where you stand on the issues.

Here are a couple of tough question's the Republicans would like to avoid:

Erin Neaves, 25-year-old mother of three, uploaded this question: "You hear a lot about supporting the troops from the Republicans, and we're not getting any kind of support from the government ..... We are getting more than 15-month deployments. We are getting cut out of our bonuses. ..... How will you support the troops?" She's a Democract and her husband serves in the U.S. military.

John King, a paramedic student at Cincinnati State, has a direct question for Giuliani about his business, Giuliani Partners. "I'm not saying that's wrong to make money off your image, but why are you keeping it such a secret -- the clients, how much they paid you, what kind of work you did for them?" asks the 24-year-old Republican.Patrick Ruffini, former eCampaign director at the Republican National Committee who served as online adviser to Giuliani for a few months earlier this year, said it would "very problematic" if the Republican candidates declined.


Donald Douglas said...

Interesting, but I need to see some more analysis. I didn't watch the debate, though. Seemed kind of gimmicky.

Toad734 said...

It was actually pretty good. Gimmicky sure, but in what other forum can average citizens get straight answers from direct questions?

Erudite Redneck said...

"Gimmickey" is the very definition of our process of electing a president. 'Twas thus since about 1808. That don't make it the best way to pick a dang leader.

repsac3 said...

I think it's kind of a shame that the Republican candidates are unwilling to face the American people, and even worse that so many of the rightwing opinioneers & blogicans are giving them a pass on it.

Nölff said...

Gulliani has some things to conceal. One of his campaign managers, SC's state treasurer, got busted with a bunch of coke with intent to distribute. The media has been too quiet about this.

They run the media and would hate to see someone ask the wrong questions.

Paul F. said...

We're all screwed.

I forgot about your blog, but now I remebered that I liked your blog when I came here the first time. So, I'll link to it if you don't mind so that I can remember to come back here. I answered your comment over on my blog, but I'm not sure it's really worth debating on anyway. I was just coming up with a post for my "give-a-f*ck"-o-meter and that was one thing that came to mind.