5 Tough Questions For The Presidential Candidates

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Every four years at this time the major candidates for president face off to discuss, argue and debate the nation's problems.

The first of the 2012 presidential debates is Wednesday night, and President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, each want to be seen as best qualified to guide the economy.

But how can you sift through the numbers, zingers and spin to determine who would be the best at reducing the unemployment rate? What questions need to be answered? Here are five tough questions from a range of "experts" -- a long-term unemployed worker, a veteran and a Wharton professor. Take a look, and then share your toughest questions in the comments section.

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In 2012, the big question before both candidates, President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, is in fact, largely the same: Can you get us back to work and get the economy going again?

So we've brought together questions from a range of Americans: a representatives of the millennial generation, veterans and the long-term unemployed to hear what they'd like asked of the two candidates tonight at the first presidential debate in Denver, Colo.

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Dan Fastenberg was most recently a reporter with TIME Magazine. Previously, he was a writer for the Thomson Reuters news service's Latin America desk. He was also a reporter and associate editor for the Buenos Aires Herald while living in South America.

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How Will You Help Americans Get Jobs?

Obamas answer should be " I QUIT "

October 03 2012 at 11:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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