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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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JHOK32 5 years, 8 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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spiderman 5 years, 8 months ago

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spiderman 5 years, 8 months ago

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Godot 5 years, 8 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?

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JHOK32 5 years, 8 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!).

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BrianR 5 years, 9 months ago

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

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Left_handed 5 years, 9 months ago

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

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scott3460 5 years, 9 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?

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1Patriot 5 years, 9 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?

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hornhunter 5 years, 9 months ago

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

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woodenfleaeater 5 years, 9 months ago

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

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jaywalker 5 years, 9 months ago

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

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fu7il3 5 years, 9 months ago

Are you part of the conspiracy?

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Flap Doodle 5 years, 9 months ago

Do you ride the T on a regular basis?

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invictus 5 years, 9 months ago

was it difficult growing up muslim in America?

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spiderman 5 years, 9 months ago

to Senator John McCain - what about that no vote in Arizona for a holiday to honorMartin Luther King Jr. ? wasn't he important enough ?

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consumer1 5 years, 9 months ago

Do you know the difference between "shoot" and shinola?

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labmonkey 5 years, 9 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?

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labmonkey 5 years, 9 months ago

Is this Journey? I love Journey.

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Bone777 5 years, 9 months ago

Does a bear sh*t in the woods?

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Newell_Post 5 years, 9 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?

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toe 5 years, 9 months ago

How much will you give me to vote for you?

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1Patriot 5 years, 9 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?

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tangential_reasoners_anonymous 5 years, 9 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?"

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Flap Doodle 5 years, 9 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?

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riverdrifter 5 years, 9 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?"

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tangential_reasoners_anonymous 5 years, 9 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...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-fJ9ROrW08( P.S. Don't be fooled by all the hetero-erotic imagery. )

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sgtwolverine 5 years, 9 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.)

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Das_Ubermime 5 years, 9 months ago

"Is that a Dr. Who reference? Are you my mummy?"Actually, I was thinking of Dr. Who while writing it.

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tangential_reasoners_anonymous 5 years, 9 months ago

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

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The_Original_Bob 5 years, 9 months ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHEivPHjimw&feature=relatedAhhh, the Zucker Bros. Now all that comedy movies have become are retreaded Will Ferrel, Ben Stiller, and Owen Wilson garbage.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 5 years, 9 months ago

Tangi, Tangi, Tangi...Are you singing a Katy Perry song right now?

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 9 months ago

Anyone else think double-u has three syllables?H, has two? a-che(southern momma...Charles has 5 syls);)

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cato_the_elder 5 years, 9 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?

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tangential_reasoners_anonymous 5 years, 9 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."

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faceit 5 years, 9 months ago

Have you ever sen a grown man naked?

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beatrice 5 years, 9 months ago

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

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Boeing 5 years, 9 months ago

What's the meaning of life?

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autie 5 years, 9 months ago

R_I..well played, well played.

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beatrice 5 years, 9 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?

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prospector 5 years, 9 months ago

It is a swell letter. Many good words start with it.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 5 years, 9 months ago

W... Hmmm...I think that it is equally inportant in forming Words as the rest of the alphabet. But What gets me is that When you pronounce the letter by itself, you pronounce it "double-u". So it has two syllables, but every other letter of the alphabet is a single syllable. So in that respect, W is an outstanding alphabet letter. Also When you use the letter W in Words it is either silent or has a Whoosh sound to it, but never forms a Word that is as just the single letter pronunciation. So I think W is pretty important.

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spiderman 5 years, 9 months ago

what do you really think of W ?

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sunflower_sue 5 years, 9 months ago

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

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sgtwolverine 5 years, 9 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!http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/99999999/NEWS01/80124052/1001/NEWS&template=theme&theme=KILPATRICK012008

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prospector 5 years, 9 months ago

Flip flops, do you prefer the ones with a strap across the top or attached between the toes?

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 5 years, 9 months ago

Why do you drive an Ford Escape Hybrid?Al Gore drives a Prius...

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 9 months ago

sgt..good take on this!How about, Do you know how to use the text feature on your cell phone?

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ndmoderate 5 years, 9 months ago

Do you like movies about gladiators?

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dminear60 5 years, 9 months ago

What is the most embarrassing thing you ever did?

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beatrice 5 years, 9 months ago

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

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cheeseburger 5 years, 9 months ago

Barack: Is there truly an issue that you will hold your position on, and not flip flop?

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gwjayhawk 5 years, 9 months ago

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

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beatrice 5 years, 9 months ago

What was the best thing before sliced bread?

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invictus 5 years, 9 months ago

an african or european swallow?

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prospector 5 years, 9 months ago

Hot enough for ya'?R-I, rent "The Full Monty".Bea, it is how that concerns me.

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autie 5 years, 9 months ago

TOB, if they answer, Yes, please refer them to spidyman

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The_Original_Bob 5 years, 9 months ago

Do you believe in quacky conspiracies?

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LiberalDude 5 years, 9 months ago

Do you know how to use e-mail? ;-)

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sgtwolverine 5 years, 9 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!

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beatrice 5 years, 9 months ago

Do you care if Jimmy cracks corn?

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spiderman 5 years, 9 months ago

to McCain - does you wife drink Beck's beer now ?

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beatrice 5 years, 9 months ago

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

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autie 5 years, 9 months ago

Wouldn't it just ruin our day if there were no more hypothetical questions?

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 9 months ago

agreed!But hey, we kept it rolling until noon, that may be a record!

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autie 5 years, 9 months ago

Ahh, come on man. I was really enjoying all the humorous post and stuff and then spiderman has to go get all serious like...what a downer.

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jumpin_catfish 5 years, 9 months ago

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

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spiderman 5 years, 9 months ago

or would you as President & Commander in Chief re-open the 9/11 investigation into the failure of the smaller building 7 at the WTC site ? this building was not hit directly by the aircraft and is the only known high rise structure with fire protection systems to ever have collapsed due to a fire in such a short time period --- and to have fallen in a very similar fashion to the two large WTC failures which may be credited to aircraft impacts ... why did the smaller building 23 stories fail and why did it collapse exactly like a controlled demolition ?

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Satirical 5 years, 9 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?

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spiderman 5 years, 9 months ago

orwould you as President & Commander in Chief re-open the 9/11 investigation into what type of aircraft hit the Pentagon in Washington D. C. ?

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spiderman 5 years, 9 months ago

would you as the President & Commander in Chief turn over a former President, his former Vice-President, his former Secretary of Defense, his former NSA chief, and his former Secretary of State to a W A R C R I M E S tribunal for their role in toruture, use of cluster bomblets, the use of depleted uranimum shelling and use of white phosphorous bombing in civilian areas in Iraq & Afghanistan ?

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dandelion 5 years, 9 months ago

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

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le 5 years, 9 months ago

Brutha...can ya spare a Million?....A million bodies in a senseless war...a million dollars worth of gas..so I can drive across town.....a million delegate votes....I have a million reasons why I think G.W. should be burned at the stake for a mear 5$ worth of well spent gas....hell 2 see that on pay per -view...I would pay not only for the pay per -view but I would pay 15 $ a gallon to watch that! And I would wrestle a crocodile for a front row seat!...my question for the candidates...do you wanna be as loved as Bush is?.....if yes...."F" u....if no ..."F" u....i see no good choice with what our choices are...they are the same ole story ..the same ole song & dance my friend...ya all will see why after one of these 2 idiots you put in the position of the worlds most important jobs.....ya should have given a woman (Hill) that spot...but you wont see that until we suffer 4 or more yrs . of torture....you stupid unopened minded losers....kiss the hairiest part of my old brown eye.....and savor the flavor you stupid ruckin fetards!

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 9 months ago

Boxers or briefs..How often do you divide by zero?

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BABBOY 5 years, 9 months ago

Star Wars or Star Trek?Mary Ann or Ginger?Tiger Woods or Phil Mickleson?Football or Baseball?That should tell you all need to know.

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autie 5 years, 9 months ago

are you my daddy? that's funny right there, I don't care who you are.How about: High School or GED? KU or K-state?

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duplenty 5 years, 9 months ago

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BorderRat 5 years, 9 months ago

Would you guys go on "Trading Spouses?"

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ontheotherhand 5 years, 9 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. http://www.style.org/unladenswallow/)

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 9 months ago

Toss up between:Do you know how to divide by zero?BBQ, Sauce or Dry Rub?and the most important:How do You pronounce Bruschetta?(You folks are really funny this morning!)

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prospector 5 years, 9 months ago

Why am I still carrying pennies around? Did you know it costs 2 cents to make one?

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autie 5 years, 9 months ago

Why on earth do you want this job? Have you lost your mind?

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acg 5 years, 9 months ago

Would you like fries with that?

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jonas 5 years, 9 months ago

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

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The_Original_Bob 5 years, 9 months ago

Pro or con on the bug eyed sunglasses?

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H_Lecter 5 years, 9 months ago

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

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Das_Ubermime 5 years, 9 months ago

What would you do for a Klondike Bar?

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