Submit your questions for the next CNN debate in Arizona
February 17th, 2012
02:30 PM ET
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Submit your questions for the next CNN debate in Arizona

(CNN) - Here’s your chance to shape the debate in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

Use the form below to submit your brief question to the Arizona Republican Presidential Debate, co-sponsored by CNN and the Arizona Republican Party. Or tweet your questions to #CNNDebate.

The debate will be held Wednesday, February 22, 2012, in Mesa, Arizona.

Keep your questions short and sweet. Aim for 25 words or less, about two concise sentences. We may ask the candidates your question during the debate!


Filed under: 2012 • Arizona
soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. Rickster

    "According to the White House’s own figures, deficit spending during Obama’s four years in the White House (based on his own figures) will be an estimated $5.170 trillion — or $5,170,000,000,000.00."
    This would be my question: What kind of a lunatic would vote for Obama again? Voting for him the first time could be called a mistake. Voting for him again would be insanity.

    February 14, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  2. kayla

    why submit questions, they will not answer the questions, they will answer what they want to say and will not answer your questions plain and simple, bunch of cowards

    February 14, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  3. Another Day in the Idiot Mines

    Don't waste your time. I'm sure CNN has received quite a few good question, yet for some reason we never hear any interesting questions in the debate, like "why are you ignoring the wishes of three quarters of Americans who want a millionaire tax?" Or "do you admit that tax cuts for the wealthy do not create jobs?" Instead, CNN censors these questions rather than ask them.

    February 14, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  4. Larry L

    I'd like each candidate to look straight at the camera and answer the question "Do you believe the Earth to be less than 6000 years old?". This question is important because I want a President capable of understanding the reasoning behind decisions based on science – and not so blinded by religious dogma their mind is closed. Too much of our future depends on science and technology for us to elect a person unable to accept changes in the body of knowledge.

    February 14, 2012 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  5. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I wonder where these guys get their science information from like Larry L said. I read Scientific American, do these men read anything that is science oriented rather than something produced by industry?

    February 14, 2012 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  6. v_mag

    Question: In what way are you different from George W. Bush?

    Follow up: If you're not any different, why would any sane person vote for you?

    Alternate follow up: If you are different, why don't you bash Bush, who caused the Great Recession, rather than Obama, who is correcting it?

    February 14, 2012 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  7. v_mag

    Uh, Rickster, what kind of idiot would vote for a clone of the guy who crashed the economy in the first place? Possibly someone who voted for Bush twice?

    February 14, 2012 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  8. Woman In California

    Question for Willard: Why do you PRETEND to have such military expertise when in reality you and your five (5) son's have NEVER participated in ANY branch of service?

    February 14, 2012 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  9. Loren, Keene NH

    @ Larry

    I don't think anyone would believe the Earth would be less than 6000 years old. I think you may be referring to man. The Bible says that in the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth. That was on the 1st day. So math not science will tell you that the Earth is older than that.

    February 14, 2012 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  10. diridi

    Iran War, do you send all republicans to war? Do you try Trickle Down theory. Because these GOP lunatics voted and voted. Messed this nation.

    February 14, 2012 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  11. Loren, Keene NH

    @Woman in California,

    You must be religiously unfamiliar with Mitt Romney's faith. The Morman faith is much like other Christian faiths, they do not believe in participating in war. "Thou shall not kill." You can have knowledge about something and not have done it. I am not a nurse but I know how to care for my child just as good as a nurse when he is sick.

    Obama didn't go into the service either, nor Santorum, nor Ginrigh. Ron Paul was a doctor in the service. Can he beat Obama. Why pick only on Romney when Obama never served. Heck he's barely a President!

    February 14, 2012 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  12. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    I'd like to ask, how has the economy directly hurt them individually and the future of their children.

    February 14, 2012 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    "What is freekin wrong with you people?"

    February 14, 2012 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    "Please tell the class how your proposed tax plans will effect your personal tax liability."

    February 14, 2012 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  15. Sniffit

    "What empirical evidence, including historical record, can you cite that tax cuts create jobs and lead to increased government revenue, as you're all so fond of claiming?"

    February 14, 2012 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  16. Sniffit

    "can you tell us what these graphs mean?"

    [display graphs showing the national debt and deficit over time broken down into bands representing the Bush tax cuts, Obama's stimulus, etc., that have heights proportionate to their relative contribution to each]

    February 14, 2012 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  17. Sniffit

    "And what is little [candidate's] theory as to why the Bush tax cuts, unfunded Medicare Part D and two unfunded wars that did not trigger a wartime tax for the first time in our history...why those are not the principal rasons for the current debt and deficit problems, but rather that it's somehow all Obama's fault?"

    February 14, 2012 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  18. Sniffit

    "I repeat...what the hell is wrong with you?"

    February 14, 2012 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  19. Another Day in the Idiot Mines

    "According to the White House’s own figures, deficit spending during Obama’s four years in the White House (based on his own figures) will be an estimated $5.170 trillion — or $5,170,000,000,000.00."

    Way to cherry-pick which facts spark your outrage, rick. Perhaps you missed this from an article yesterday:

    "Now is not the time, however, for new details on deficit reduction. Obama promised to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. That won't happen. The deficit was roughly $1.4 trillion in 2009. The White House says it will be about $1.3 trillion this year and $901 billion in 2013."

    So, even though President Obama won't hit the targets he set (thanks to GOBP obstructionism) he's still managed to get the deficit moving down rather than up. Gee, that's not what the reality free ranters from the radical rightwing are saying. Guess who's lying?

    February 14, 2012 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  20. Sniffit

    "Why pick only on Romney when Obama never served."

    Because Mittens, not Obama, is the one out there yammering like a fool about our military might and trying to use it to get what we want out of Iran and other countries. Obama, conversrsely, has done alot to help repair our image and relations around the world and there's a lot of peolpe out there who recgnize not only that, but also that his foreign policy decision-making has been some of the strongest decision-making of his presidency.

    February 14, 2012 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |