Next week's presidential debate between
The way these debates have usually gone in the past is that the Republican candidate is asked about abortion, gay rights and other social issues and the Democratic candidate is asked about subjects that appeal to a wider range of voters.
For Clinton: You once supported traditional marriage, but now favor same-sex marriage. Polygamists now want to be next in line to receive legal and cultural approval. Do you oppose polygamy, and if so on what basis? If elected president, how would we know you wouldn't change your mind on this issue?
Follow-up: What is your standard for defining right from wrong?
For Trump: You were pro-choice, you said, until you heard about a baby that was going to be aborted, but wasn't. You called the child a "total superstar." Do you have a utilitarian view of human life -- that a baby is only valuable if it grows up to be a superstar -- or is every life valuable?
For Clinton: You said you would have a "bunch of litmus tests" for
Also for Clinton: You appear to have an interventionist foreign policy record. What is your standard for sending American forces into battle, especially in the
Follow-up: In one of your emails you praise
For Trump: Many voters are worried about your praise of Russian president Vladimir Putin, who routinely behaves like the KGB agent he once was. Putin has invaded and occupied territories, censored the news and been accused of murdering his opposition. Why do you admire his leadership? Should you become president, what do you think your public praise of Putin will accomplish that will be in America's interests?
Follow-up: Under what circumstances would you use military force against
For both candidates:
For Clinton: The federal government took in record amounts of tax money in 2015 --
For Trump: What agencies and programs would you eliminate or reform?
Public interest for the debates will be at Super Bowl level. These and similar questions would produce the information undecided voters need to cast their votes wisely.
The future of this country hangs in the balance.