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Some tough debate questions for Clinton and Trump (really)

By tom On Monday, September 26 th, 2016 · no Comments · In Blog Postings ,Writing

The advance word is that the first debate between the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates on Monday may set records for viewership. That makes sense. The potential for entertainment is high, while the fear and loathing of each candidate by voters is, according to most polls, also setting records.

“Monday Night Football’s” action may pale in comparison to the cage-fight potential of Clinton vs. Trump, round one.

But will we actually learn anything? If past debates are the template, few real questions are asked and even fewer clear, distinctive answers proffered.

I’ve gone down this quixotic road before. Last fall, after pouting about a similar lack of precise “make them answer questions.” (For guidance on asking questions, please see my previous piece in The Hill)

It seemed to work, at least a little. So let’s try again. As a public service, here are some questions for the candidates.

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