10 Questions We Would Like to Hear at Tonight’s #CNNDebate in Arizona

Feb 22, 2012
9:57 am

Tonight, the GOP Debate Tour is back. CNN will be broadcasting the 20th debate of the primary season.

As with all the other CNN debates we have covered on Twitter, the official CNN hashtag #CNNDebate will be lively. Here are the 10 questions we would submit to CNN. In the meantime, we will see you tonight on Twitter! Bring your popcorn.

  1. Governor Romney, you have proudly promoted Kris Kobach, the chief architect behind Arizona's controversial SB 1070 immigration law, as a key adviser to your campaign. Kobach has become a pariah among US Latino voters, a demographic that you yourself admitted is an important one for this year's election. How do you explain to US Latino voters your support of Kobach?
  2. Senator Santorum, today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season for Catholics all over the world. Where is you ash? Did you wash it off before the debate? Follow up to Speaker Gingrich: you are Catholic, too. Where is your ash?
  3. Congressman Paul, you said that the Dream Act, which over 85% of US Latino voters support, is not a good idea for America, yet at the same time you said in Nevada that US Latinos are "scapegoats." How do you reconcile these statements.
  4. Speaker Gingrich, you speak of a more realistic immigration policy, but in November, you told a South Carolina newspaper that if you are elected President, you would withdraw federal law suits against immigration laws in Arizona, South Carolina, and Alabama. You also spoke against "birth tourism." These immigration laws have very little support among US Latino voters, a group you are trying to court. How can you speak of a more realistic immigration policy, but not speak out against these controversial laws?
  5. The latest polls show all of you trailing President Obama by a wide margin. Why do you think this is so?
  6. Is the economy getting better? To whom would you credit this improvement?
  7. Why is birth control an issue again when we have had this debate 40 years ago? As a follow-up, can you point to specific cases where religious institutions have been denied their freedom to worship by the federal government and have been persecuted?
  8. Can you say, straight up, that President Obama is Christian? And if you don't, why does it matter that people think he is Muslim?
  9. Do you reject Satan, and all his works, and all his deeds?
  10. Why did CNN not add Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer to this debate? Would you as candidates let him debate with you the next time? (Wait, Buddy already answered that one.)

So the bonus question is: What percentage of the US Latino do you predict the GOP will win?