Huckabee and Obama at UMD; What to Ask?

For anyone in the DC area, Mike Huckabee and Barack Obama will be visiting the UM campus in the next few days.

I’m considering going to see Huckabee. I don’t know whether there’ll be a question-and-answer period, but just in case, I’d like to have a question or two prepared. Anyone got any suggestions? (Preferably ones that won’t get thrown out immediately if questions are screened.)

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3 Responses to Huckabee and Obama at UMD; What to Ask?

  1. IanR says:

    Ask Huckabee if his doctor told him he had a drug-resistant bacterial infection, whether he’d continue to deny evolution and use the old drugs, or whether he’d accept evolution and use something new.
    Ask Huckabee why, as governor of Arkansas, he refused to stop chicken manure polluting the Illinois River.


  2. RBH says:

    “Governor Huckabee, you’ve said that the Constitution should be changed to be brought into line with the Bible. How does that comport with, say, Thomas Jefferson’s assertion of a wall of separation between church and state? Are you arguing that we should change the Constitution to marginalize the tens of millions of people who do believe that the Bible is not a good guide to politics and governance?”


  3. arensb says:

    Thanks all. I’m currently vacillating between

    a) something about creationism (e.g., “You don’t even accept the evidence for common descent; doesn’t that disqualify you from being a world leader in the 21st century, when science has a direct bearing on many issues facing us?”),

    b) religion (e.g., “You said you wanted to amend the constitution to bring it closer to the Bible. What exactly do you mean? Repeal the 1st amendment? Stoning adulterers? The return of slavery? Or when someone like Al Qaeda strikes us, should we turn the other cheek?”),

    c) snark (e.g., “You said you wanted to amend the constitution to bring it in line with the Bible. Do you really think theocracy is better than what we have now, or were you just pandering to the religious nuts?”)

    d) listen to what he has to say and just wing it.


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