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What question would you like to ask one of the 2008 presidential candidates?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on July 22, 2008

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“I would like to ask both of them what incentives they would give consumers to continue conservation efforts after the price of oil stabilizes.”

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“I would like to ask McCain why experience matters when what we need is it to change. And I would like to ask them both what they have in mind in terms of solving our energy crisis by utilizing resources from within our country.”

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“I would ask John McCain how he is going to approach problems differently than President Bush.”

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“I personally would like to ask Obama about the specifics of his intention to increase the Peace Corps’ budget.”

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gwjayhawk 9 years, 6 months ago

beatrice,I think McCain is actually old enough to answer that one for us!

beatrice 9 years, 6 months ago

In the song Yankee Doodle, is he calling the horse or the feather "macaroni"?

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years, 6 months ago

RETICENT_IRREVERENT (Anonymous) says:You ever seen a grown man naked?faceit (Anonymous) says:Have you ever sen a grown man naked? Face it, Reticent, the proper term was "projection."

ontheotherhand 9 years, 6 months ago

"What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?".......(Python junkies, here is an answer from someone who has more time on his hands than most of us! His name is Jonathan Corum, and his favorite color is blue.

beatrice 9 years, 6 months ago

Exactly how much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

beatrice 9 years, 6 months ago

What was the best thing before sliced bread?

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years, 6 months ago

R_I: "Are you singing a Katy Perry song right now?"Lip-syncing.

beatrice 9 years, 6 months ago

"Boxers or briefs? Or boxer briefs?"To which McCain responds, "Depends."(Sorry, but somebody had to say it.)How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?

H_Lecter 9 years, 6 months ago

If your plane crashed int ehAndes and there was nothing else to eat...

jumpin_catfish 9 years, 6 months ago

Do they ever talk and act like the rest of us or are they phoney all the time?

sgtwolverine 9 years, 6 months ago

Multi ... no no no no no! The desired answer to that question would be no!Sorry. I live near Detroit, and the city's current political mess happened partly because the mayor knew how to use the text feature on his phone. Please keep politicians away from text messages!

riverdrifter 9 years, 6 months ago

"Why aren't the bass biting?" "Why is gin so high-priced?" "Is it just me or are there more horse flies around than normal? Is this an election year deal?"

dandelion 9 years, 6 months ago

Das_Ubermime (Anonymous) says:Are you my Daddy?Is that a Dr. Who reference? Are you my mummy?

sgtwolverine 9 years, 6 months ago

Wait ... there are 2008 presidential candidates? Why do I only hear about two of them? I want to know about the other 2006 candidates!

dminear60 9 years, 6 months ago

What is the most embarrassing thing you ever did?

sunflower_sue 9 years, 6 months ago

Boxers or briefs? Or boxer briefs?sgt, golden fruitcake goes to you!

Flap Doodle 9 years, 6 months ago

If you declared that you were leaving an internet forum and began posting again the very next day, could you have any respect for yourself?

1Patriot 9 years, 6 months ago

What qualifications do "you" look for in the person you would like to be the leader of our country and Commander in chief of our military?

beatrice 9 years, 6 months ago

Why isn't W pronounced "double-v"? If it were "double-U" shouldn't it look like this: UU

sgtwolverine 9 years, 6 months ago

Hey, I don't remember being awarded the golden fruitcake before. This is a red-letter day! (Although since this is a political question, I suppose it could be either a red- or blue-letter day, depending on my political views.)

jonas 9 years, 6 months ago

Ya got a cigarette? I'm dyin' over here.

BorderRat 9 years, 6 months ago

Would you guys go on "Trading Spouses?"

Satirical 9 years, 6 months ago

To Obama:If you could go back in time knowing the surge in Iraq worked, would you change your position that it would make Iraq worse, and support the surge?

cato_the_elder 9 years, 6 months ago

To Senator Obama: Do you agree that your good friend Bernadine Dohrn in Chicago was an active terrorist in the United States in the late 1960's and the 1970's, and as a member of the Weather Underground advocated the overthrow of the government of the United States, to be replaced by a Marxist-Leninist form of government?

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years, 6 months ago

MD: "You mean this one?"It took me a while to find it, but whenever I'm strolling Rhode_Island ( wink, wink ), this is the music I hear playing... P.S. Don't be fooled by all the hetero-erotic imagery. )

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years, 6 months ago

"When I get older, losing my hair, many years from now,Will you still be sending me a valentine,Birthday greetings, bottle of wine?If I'd been out 'til quarter to three, would you lock the door?Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm sixty-four?"

jaywalker 9 years, 6 months ago

What did I do to deserve this bounty? Does God exist? Who invented liquid soap and why?

woodenfleaeater 9 years, 6 months ago

I would ask Mr. McCain if he could pass the President's Physical Fitness Test we all participated in as children.

hornhunter 9 years, 6 months ago

Mr. O sir, Is that an AK47 your wife is packin' ?

Tom McCune 9 years, 6 months ago

What is he sound of one hand clapping?Does a dog have a soul?If you lived here, would you be home now?

labmonkey 9 years, 6 months ago

Are you going to open an investigation on the UFO Kuchinich seen? Why didn't the Air Force scramble jets? Was he probed and did he enjoy this probing?

1Patriot 9 years, 5 months ago

Obama: Are you running for president now because now you feel you can accomplish more that way than agitating from the outside? If the politicians in place respond to African-American voters' needs, will you gladly work with and support them? Do you feel really feel people, especially black voters and minorities are so angry and ready for a change at a national level?

Left_handed 9 years, 5 months ago

Scott, How does risking our coastlines affect our addition to oil? Isn't that done at the refinery?

BrianR 9 years, 5 months ago

I want to know if they consider the term "babe" to be insulting.

Scott Drummond 9 years, 5 months ago

Senator McCain:In light of the ongoing oil spill occuring in New Orleans, do you still favor risking the nation's coastlines to feed the nation's addition to oil? Did you cancel your recent photo op to tout Gulf Coast oil rigs because of the oil spill?

JHOK32 9 years, 5 months ago

At least Obama will return $1000 to each middle class family for money the big oil companies have stolen from us (Exxon-Mobil just reported a whopping $11 Billion dollar profit - the highest profit in U.S. history!).

Godot 9 years, 5 months ago

I would ask Obama, "If George Soros and Jamie Dimon and Angelo Mozilo and Warren Buffet and Bill Gates and Sergy Brin told you to jump, would you jump, or would you ask, 'Why?" and then say, "I'll get back to you later."? If not, why not?

JHOK32 9 years, 5 months ago

Have any of the big oil companies contributed to your campaign? (i.e. will you be paying them back in $Billions of oil profits and kill our kids to do it? ......follow the money).

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