King sets up big night for GOP contenders
November 22nd, 2011
10:52 AM ET
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King sets up big night for GOP contenders

(CNN) - Tonight's a big night in Washington, D.C. as Republican presidential rivals face off over national security, foreign policy and the economy in light of a congressional super committee's failure to reach a long-term debt deal.

CNN Chief National Correspondent John King sets up the debate live at noon today and answers your Twitter questions about the issues or anything else you want to ask.

Tweet your questions to the "John King, USA" anchor at @JohnKingCNN.

soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. Gary Johnson

    Include Gary Johnson!

    November 22, 2011 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    The last time Republicans fixed the tax codes to stimulate the economy and create jobs, between 2001 and 2006, we lost millions of manufacturing jobs, crashed the economy, and in the process created an annual deficit bubble that is about to burst. Why do Republicans deserve another shot at stimulating the economy and creating jobs?

    November 22, 2011 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  3. GI Joe

    I would like to ask two things:

    when and how are we going to pay the borrowed money for 2 10-year wars?

    why is Romney allowed to continue to run ads of President Obama – EDITED to make them sound bad? (He quoted J. McCain as saying "If we keep talking about the economy we will lose". That was NOT President Obama talking about himself.

    That's the second time in two weeks that Romney has put out ads that were "edited to generate a lie".

    November 22, 2011 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  4. Stevie

    I wonder if anyone will address the fact that obama has embraced the Republican/Bush National Security agenda, while at the same time making timid concessions to China, Russia, and Iran.

    November 22, 2011 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  5. willard

    I know that obama are keep blame to bush all time so I said mocked out of reid majorty that I am belived that reid are keep cheat vote from scam cansio in las vegas so he was beat sharon angiels

    November 22, 2011 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  6. Lynda/Minnesota

    Two thoughts come to mind:

    1. Not interested in anything being promoted by the Heritage Foundation.

    2. No longer interested in GOPer candidates who can't seem to get past their Obama blah, blah, blah jealousy syndrome.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    November 22, 2011 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  7. Jerry Trent

    A statement that Gingrich made shows just how out of touch and stupid the jerks in Washington are.

    "The protesters were in a park that they didn't pay for and used toilets that they didn't pay for."

    Who the hell does he think paid for them?

    We relallly need a "Mars Attacks."

    Completely disguisted.

    Jerry Trent

    Studio City, CA

    November 22, 2011 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  8. Tom Augustine

    Why hasn't Congress fired the 12 "Super Committee" legislators??? Had i been given a task of such importance on my Federal job, and not finished, just gave up and left a note for my supervisor, i would have had a pink slip the next morning

    November 22, 2011 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  9. Sorensen

    Yet another night of ridiculous, non-talented comedy. Unless Cain or Bachman invent some new entertainment.

    November 22, 2011 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  10. Hagrid

    I've got a question for John and everyone else in the media; how long do you think it will be until protest in "our" country reaches the point where "our" law enforcement and military will have to start killing "us" in the street like in other country to stop the change that we all know must happen because our Goverment is currupt and beyound repair?

    I'm now to the point of amazement that we all sit around treating the lies, corruption and degradation to our country as if it is just a silly little inappropriate joke. And I'm tired of politicians and financial mouth pieces tell me that I'm to blaime because I'm borrowed to much and spent to on credit cards to cover up the fact that our Goverment, corporate and financial leaders are stealing while hiding behind laws put in place by their likes to allow it to happen.

    November 22, 2011 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  11. andreas oestrem

    Looking forward to this debate, just please give Dr. Paul his fair share of time.

    November 22, 2011 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  12. George Guck

    To help reduce the exposure of Military Costs, has anyone considered charging countries like Korea to have troops ont he ground?

    November 22, 2011 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  13. Rudy NYC

    Stevie wrote:

    I wonder if anyone will address the fact that obama has embraced the Republican/Bush National Security agenda, while at the same time making timid concessions to China, Russia, and Iran.
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    No one else sees it that way, except for you. Your tenuous grasp of international affairs is showing with your vacuous remarks concerning China, Russia, and Iran.

    November 22, 2011 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  14. Nancy Knight - Troy, IL

    Since Washington has lost all sense of civility; if we need to get to a net improvement of roughly 2.1% why can the Republicans get rid of tax loopholes to generate half and the Democrats reign in the Social Security and Medicare entitlements for their half. They wouldn't even need to speask to each other. It isn't fair to do one without the other. We can't make the poor and elderly fund the entire amount nor can se expect the wealthy to cover it all but we can expect every American to do their part.... escept for the super committee who have already shown their inability to work efectively.

    November 22, 2011 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  15. Nancy Knight - Troy, IL

    Since Washington has lost all sense of civility; if we need to get to a net improvement of roughly 2.1% why can’t the Republicans get rid of tax loopholes to generate half and the Democrats reign in the Social Security and Medicare entitlements for their half. They wouldn't even need to speak to each other. It isn't fair to do one without the other. We can't make the poor and elderly fund the entire amount nor can we expect the wealthy to cover it all but we can expect every American to do their part.... except for the super committee who have already shown their inability to contribute.

    November 22, 2011 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  16. McCain-in-4

    I look forward to John King asking if distorting sitting Presidents' statement shows proper respect toward the Office of the President, and whether each candidate would print a retraction of any mistaken (e.g. distorting) statements.

    November 22, 2011 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  17. George

    Does anyone of them ever check out fact checker sight?

    If they do then what do they say about the reading that say they were mostly false or totally false when they where making a statement to the media?

    November 22, 2011 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  18. Pete

    We have had two decades of very bad policies, yes that includes some democrats. We don't hear any of the candidates admitting to these facts nor do we hear any of this coming from the media. In order for any president to be successful they first have to get rid of those policies that have attributed to the current mess; the Bush doctrine, two wars, billions of dollars lost. The Bush era tax cuts, billions more lost, or unfunded, NAFTA, trade agreements made and negotiated that benefit mostly the trading partners, multinational corporations and not the US. So now the media and the retard republicans have this free pass to blame the Obama administration for the failings of his predecessors. Our media which now plays a larger role, not only in the news they report but the shaping of the narrative, seems to be tainted by politicians and special interest themselves, by not asking the tough questions of these candidates. This financial mess this country is in is not because of President Obama, it is a cumulative effect of short sighted,destructive policies.

    November 22, 2011 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  19. SecedingfromTexas

    The fact that the American Enterprise Institute is involved is enough to keep me away. We know who they are and
    what they promote. Right wing, neo-con, hawks who helped guide GWB into an unprecedented invasion of Iraq.
    No thanks.

    November 22, 2011 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  20. PA_outofwork

    When is Congress going to demand the 12 "Super Committee" legislators resign?

    When is Congress going to demand the Democrats in Congress resign for not producing a budget since 2008?

    Now that the Defense of the United Sates will be gutted and the president’s job is to protest and defend the United States, when is Congress going to demand Osama’s resignation?

    November 22, 2011 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |