Submit your question for the CNN Western Republican Presidential Debate
October 16th, 2011
08:06 AM ET
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Submit your question for the CNN Western Republican Presidential Debate

Here’s your chance to literally shape the debate in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

CNN, along with the Western Republican Leadership Conference, will host the Western Republican Presidential Debate on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Programming note: GOP presidential candidates next face off at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, October 18, in the CNN Western Republican Presidential Debate in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Use the form below to submit your question ideas or tweet them to #CNNDebate, and we may pose your question to the candidates.


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  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    As a progressive, I never thought I'd see the day I agree with Grover Norquist or FreedomWorks on anything. But show of hands, who here wants a 9% sales tax?

    October 16, 2011 08:17 am at 8:17 am |
  2. REG in AZ

    “9, 9, 9” is just another con aimed to greatly benefit the few. In actuality it would add millions to the ranks of the poor, devastate consumer spending, drastically negatively impact the economy and penalize the middle class, all while making the wealthy wealthier. It is a devil’s proposal that should be garbaged right next to privatizing Social Security (which would have been the antecedent to doing away with Social Security by ultimately rolling the private accounts into 401ks). The deception behind these extreme proposals is disgusting and actually even criminal as they are intended to benefit only the very few and are offered without any conscience for the impact on the majority. To give them any credit is ridiculous and scary.

    October 16, 2011 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  3. Name king

    Lesson the repugs had the presidency, senate and the house for six years, pushing their deregulation and tax cut for the wealthy project until the dems took back congress in 2007. The crap they did over that period of time send us spiraling into the financial disaster. Every thing from 2007 that the dems tried to push to remedied the problem bush vetoed. Now how stupid will the american people will have to be to put these same "deregulation, tax cuts for the rich" people back into office, for them to pick up from where they left off in 2007, when this whole mess started. Lesson we are way less deregulated than the Reagan and Clinton years and have the lowest taxes in 60 years, yet we are worst off now since the great depression. This only shows that repugs trickle down madness simply doesn't work. Can we afford to wait another 10 years to show this fact.

    October 16, 2011 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  4. Robert

    The question that should be asked of all the GOP candidates: Are you entirely full of crap, or just mostly full of crap?

    October 16, 2011 08:47 am at 8:47 am |
  5. Question for Perry

    You talk about the need small government and how overexpansion of the federal government is so bad for American. Yet you took billions in Stimulis money after swearing you wouldn't and counted on FEMA to helkp you with the Texas wildfires. How can you look voters in the eye and make such statements about the evils of the federal government when you personally have benefitted from it immensely.

    October 16, 2011 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  6. gmh

    My Question to Herman Cain.........t has been reported that the Koch brothers have contributed to your campaign. Do you feel this is a ploy to show the Tea Party is not racist? And....what obligation do you feel toward their libertarian cause?

    October 16, 2011 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  7. John


    As president will you wear a What Would Obama Do (WWOD) bracelet so you remember to do the opposite since you claim he has done everything wrong?

    Do you expect others to respect you despite your unrelenting disrepect of the current adminstration?

    Can you find common ground on the abortion issue by fighting to prevent unwanted pregnacy or will you continue to focus on the symptom.

    How many favors do you owe to your campain financers?

    Would you have let the American auto industry collapse?

    As a proponent of small government why do you support policies such as banning gay marriage which require big government intervention?

    October 16, 2011 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  8. T'sah from Virginia

    Where is the First Lady of Herman Cain if he should become the next President of the United States???? She is NO WHERE on the trail with him nor has anyone see her (at least I have now). You would think she would be out there campaigning for her husband? I would like to see if she is as "ill-informed" and Mrs. Perry!!!

    Behind EVERY good man there is a GREAT woman – how about it???

    October 16, 2011 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  9. T'sah from Virginia


    If the Koch brothers donated money to Cain – he would have MORE than what he has now. But then again, the Koch brothers REALLY don't want Cain; therefore, they are sending a message to the Republicans.

    If the Republicans do not come up with a "very CONSERVATIVE candidate – other then Cain (meaning they want someone like Perry's shade) – they will NOT put their money in the race!!!!! Cain is a TOOL and he does not even realize it (but maybe he does and in reality – He's using the Party to push his book).

    Obama 2012

    October 16, 2011 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  10. Lancelot Link

    My question:
    Many of the issues facing our nation revolve around science and technology so our future President's opinion of this subjects is important. Do you believe that plants, animals and human beings have evolved through a process of natural selection or were they created by God as described in the bible? It is a simple question please give a clear answer.

    October 16, 2011 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  11. portland tony

    From an Anglo: You claim to be the party of Ronald Reagan. Yet he signed and endorsed the Simpson-Mazzoli act of 1986 which in essence gave a path to citizenship to long term residents who were here illegally and could meet certain criteria. The law also addressed the temporary itinerant migrant farm worker giving them legal status to be here to harvest crops. President Reagan knew there was a Problem and he worked with Congress to solve it. The current situation is driving this country apart with accusations and bigotry. Is there anyone in the Republican race that can explain why you fail to address this issue, it's economic and social impact (besides building a bigger fence)?

    October 16, 2011 10:19 am at 10:19 am |