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Presidential debates who comes up with the questions?

woodie1

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I think at the beginning of the first debate the moderator said only he knew what the questions were. I don't recall if he said anything about getting input from others or if he alone came up with a list of what to ask.

There may be a web site which takes questions. I don't know.
 

Tripleshot

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They are solely at the descretion of the moderator,Jim Leher. I suppose he as ways of taking the pulse of the nation. You can try to contact him by Email. Perhaps there is a link in the PBS website.
 

JellyBaby

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Gore and Bush are highly prepped for any standard political question. I'd like to see the moderator shake 'em up a bit with more hard hitting questions -- you just never see a candidate really stumped on a question. Why not get Bush to talk about his record on pollution in TX? Why not get Gore to speak to issues of campaign fund-raising? I'm tired of pre-canned answers.
 

Eeks

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Submit it here. Jim reads this forum regularily, for just this reason.
 

shopbruin

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the third debate is supposed to be in "town hall" meeting style, where the candidates will take questions from those in attendance.

so if you can get in there...
 

denali

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My understanding is however that in the "Town Hall" style debates the screen the questions that are going to be asked. I guess you could always lie to get selected.
 

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