November 26th, 2007
12:33 PM ET
7 years ago

Dems submit YouTube questions for GOP debate

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Two Democratic presidential candidates submitted video questions Monday for their Republican counterparts to answer at the CNN/YouTube debate later this week.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, asked in his video post if the candidates support his House resolution calling for the impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney. "Did Vice President Cheney lie to take us into a war?" he asks. The measure, introduced earlier this month, has attracted nearly two dozen congressional co-sponsors.

Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Connecticut, asked in his YouTube submission if GOP candidates believe Americans should give up their constitutional rights to protect national security.

The CNN/YouTube debate will take place this Wednesday at 8:00pm ET in St. Petersburg, Florida.

– CNN Political Assignment Editor Katy Byron

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. RightyTighty

    Cheney presented observed info, given to him by international scientific sources, as fact. Are we suppose to stop doing that?

    Americans should only be willing to give up their constitutional rights to protect our national security..

    November 26, 2007 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  2. Julie Medford, Oregon

    I think all candidates should do this, and I would really like to see Biden ask the Republicans some questions about the war and foreign affairs now that would be a debate to watch!!!!

    November 26, 2007 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  3. Mike, Houston, TX

    We will see if CNN is objective in this debate. If they submit these questions from democratic candidates, they are not. This is a republican debate and neither Dennis nor Dodd will be debating the republican nominee anytime soon.

    November 26, 2007 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  4. Henry Miller, Cary, NC

    "Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Connecticut, asked in his YouTube submission if GOP candidates believe Americans should give up their constitutional rights to protect national security."

    Excellent question! Unfortunately, I think we all know how all the Republicans except Ron Paul, and probably all of the Democrats as well, will respond.

    November 26, 2007 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  5. Chris D., Ridgewood, NJ

    I think it´s extremely naive to think that even YouTube would post such compelling questions (especially not from Democratic candidates). Gimme a break!

    Besides, if there were "real" debates, like those of Lincoln and Douglass, they would last for hours and candidates would actually have time to show voters whether they have what it takes to be president. I personally don´t think any of them have what it takes, except Kucinich.

    Kucinich is the only truly consistent candidate and the only one who voted against the USA Patriot Act. Unfortunately, he never got credit for the BEST LINE IN THE MOST RECENT DEBATE about the Patriot Act, when he said responded that the reaason for voting against the law was "because he read it!"


    November 27, 2007 03:11 am at 3:11 am |

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