My Questions for Obama and Romney

There is a series of four debates in the presidential election. The first is tonight at 9:00 pm EST in which Obama and Romney will go head to head on domestic policy issues. Tonights debate is the only debate specifically focus on domestic policy.

Here are a list of questions I would love to see answered by the Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates: 

Given that our climate is changing what do you propose to do if elected to help keep the greenhouse gases and other contributing factors from increasing? How do you propose to better prepare the federal government for disaster recovery for the extreme weather caused by climate change?

We are fast approaching an energy crisis we are in need of more oil and natural gas. What do you propose to do as president to meet the US energy needs?

What do you think the biggest environmental issue is for the US? Why and how would you address it?

What short term goals would you set to accomplish in your four years in office to address any environmental concerns?

Here is a simple straight forward one: What will you environmental protection policy be?

For the foreign policy debate: both of you have mentioned decreasing the US dependency on foreign oil how do you propose we do that and when do you hope to accomplish it by? 

All debates will take place from 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

First presidential debate:
Wednesday, October 3
University of Denver, Denver, CO
Moderator: Jim Lehrer, Executive Editor of the PBS NewsHour
Vice presidential debate:
Thursday, October 11
Centre College, Danville, KY
Moderator: Martha Raddatz, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, ABC News
Second presidential debate (town meeting format):
Tuesday, October 16
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Moderator: Candy Crowley, Chief Political Correspondent, CNN and Anchor, CNN’s State of the Union
Third presidential debate:
Monday, October22
Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL
Moderator:  Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News and Moderator, Face the Nation

What questions would you like to see asked at the debates?

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  1. Excellent questions … and I feel we deserve the answers. I do hope that they will address our environmental concerns.

  2. We may not have heard the questions answered during the debates, but we’ve seen them answered LIVE in response to Sandy. The democrats and common sense republicans like Chris Christy are now working together to shore up business and citizens and the old boy GOP keeps putting out lies and no-help soundbites.

  3. Still waiting on answers..but the looking at their websites and listening to their “stand ins” talk about women’s rights and environmental policies and energy choices, from where I sit, the choice seems pretty clear…Thanks for raising this important questions..