Blue State Politics: What Would YOU Ask Obama and Romney?

Have a question for the candidates? Submit it below and it could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate. We want to know what Maryland wants to know.


If last Wednesday’s presidential debate left you with questions, here’s a chance to ask a follow up. No moderator required.

After the vice presidential debate this Thursday between Vice President Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-WI, the next presidential debate will be Oct. 16 in a town hall format at Hofstra University in Long Island.

Voters will ask President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy.

Patch is asking you, our readers, to participate by submitting questions for the candidates.

All you have to do is post your question in the comments section below and we’ll send it to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission is partnering with Patch's parent company Aol, along with Google and Yahoo, to take questions from web users across the country.

In these last weeks leading up to the election, we've asked if you're better off than you were four years ago, whether a presidential contest can turn on one leak of a videotape and who would win the first presidential debate?

You've had lively discussions on those topics in this forum. How would you do on the national stage? 

We want to know what Maryland would ask. Share your questions in the comments.

Bill Hussein O'Stalin October 09, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Better question: After four years of lies, why should you believe Obama?
Bill Hussein O'Stalin October 09, 2012 at 09:23 PM
President Obama: What will you tell the Olive Garden workers who were cut to part time jobs because Olive Garden can't afford to pay your Obamacare tax. The number of cuts will be over 10,000 now and soon to grow to other restaurant chains. How about a straight answer?
Jim Burnetti October 09, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Do either of you believe that a 33% cut in the Social Security payroll tax, at a time the Trust Fund is bleeding dry, is wise public policy?
Erica Davis October 10, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Question for Gov (Mr.) Romney: I would like to know since your viewpoint or stance on policy and topics (education, abortion, taxes, Social Security, Medicare, etc.) has changed according to which polls rate the highest, what and how will you consider keeping your word on the very topics you did not agree with in the beginning phase of your campaign? More importantly, what policy should we most believe you to stand firm on?
Innocent Bystander October 12, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Question for both candidates. In general terms, Republicans want to fix the economy by easing tax burdens so the money gets into the hands of the people, especially the rich and the small business owners, so it can be spent and used to hire folks. Democrats want to fix the economy by increasing taxes so the government can spend the money and hire people. Same result -- more money being circulated and more people working means a stronger economy and more income for the government. Without using the phrases "We've tried that" or "It doesn't work", explain (using small words so its easy to understand) why there is so much national anger over this issue? Aren't both sides making an honest effort to fix the problem using the best advice of economic experts? Isn't this simply a disagreement over the best way to use that combined wealth where Dems say bring it all together into a giant pool of cash and Repubs say spread it out and let it work.


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