What questions were not answered in the debate?
October 22nd, 2012
11:05 PM ET

What questions were not answered in the debate?

In the final debate, President Obama played offense, saying Mitt Romney is "all over the map." Romney called Obama's leadership weak. The debate, which was supposed to focus on foreign policy, covered Syria, Iran, Afghanistan and more - but the economy and other domestic issues were never far away from the discussion.

Now that the debates have wrapped, what questions were not answered? What issues did you want to be addressed that weren't?

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Earlier this week, GPS readers weighed in on what they thought the presidential candidates should discuss.

Mithila Saraf was one of many who suggested that Iran’s nuclear program should be the key U.S. concern.

“Between America’s commitments to Israel and the escalating tensions between Iran and several of its neighbors, America’s action (or inaction) in this matter will be vital to how the situation unfolds,” Saraf said. “So far, the Obama administration has held a firm verbal stance, but there has been little inclination towards physical force. Several Republicans have expressed…that they would want to change that.”

Some readers, meanwhile, were more succinct, but no less emphatic about what they wanted Obama and Romney to talk about. Rotney O’Shea, for example, simply noted:

“Global warming. Iran. Global inequality. Why we are still in Afghanistan? What are we going to do about Syria?”

What do you think? What unanswered questions do you have?

Topics: 2012 Election

soundoff (178 Responses)
  1. Free Jammu & Kashmir From India's Occupation

    NEW YORK: Renowned Indian activist and novelist Arundhati Roy has decried the silence of the international community over the continued “brutal Indian occupation of Kashmir” and said Kashmiris should be given the right to self-determination……
    She said so little was known about the atrocities being committed by more than half a million Indian troops, the continuing repression and indignities let loose on Kashmiri men, women and children.
    More than 700,000 troops were concentrated in the tiny valley, with checkpoints at every nook and corner of Kashmiri towns and cities. The huge Indian presence, she added, was in sharp contrast with 160,000 US troops in Iraq.
    Ms Roy alleged that Indian army or security personnel were killing young children, pregnant women and elderly.

    October 23, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Reply
  2. Amit-Atlanta-USA.

    "It is no secret that Hitler and his Nazi cronies sought inspiration from Indian extremist groups including the branding of his Nazi Party by adopting the Swastika, a traditionally Hindu symbol and representation of Hindu god Ganesha, as its marketing tool. The thesis being that like the Norwegian massacre the Jewish holocaust orchestrated by Hitler was inspired by the inherently violent cult of Indian Hindus and the manifesto of its then extremist/terrorist groups still in existence today. These groups are now the successors to and carrying out the vision of Al Qaeda all over the world albeit in a clandestine manner."

    October 23, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Reply
  3. Reprinted With Permission ©

    PAKISTAN !!!!

    Since Sep 11, 2001, over 200,000 Pakistani civilians, armed forces personnel have either sacrificed their lives or wounded; more than 3.5 million have been displaced while the country has lost over
    US $ 1 Trillion due to terrorism.

    Despite sacrifices, Pakistan was still engaged in 'the war for world peace”.

    No other country has even come close to selflessly sacrificing so much.

    Pakistan, no one can ever repay you enough for your contributions.
    You deserve a permanent seat in the UN Security Council for your contributions to world peace and emergence of a new world order. We welcome your rise as the new regional military power. God Speed.

    October 23, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Reply
  4. SN

    It is not what question was not answered, it is what question the debate has raised. I seriously doubt now if I have a clue where Mr. Romney stands on any issue. May be a great debating strategy to change stand on almost every issue to startle oppenent but opens up a possibility of a US president being more tacticle than strategic. I guess what else you can expect from a person who spent life appeasing wall street every quarter.

    October 23, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Reply
  5. Miko

    Why was a privately funded bailout ok for FORD, many people believe that they weren't bailed out. They needed the bailout as bad as GM and Chrysler, but chose now to jump through the hoops that the government was asking for. Instead they asked a wallstreet investment company for the money. They by the way also came out stronger without borrowing taxpayer money. It is my understanding that GM got off without paying as much interest as Chrysler while claiming to have paid all the money back...I would be interested to know whether they really did pay it all back with all the interest. I don't think so

    October 23, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Reply
  6. Miko

    I would also ask the president, if his personal investment broker put him in debt like his admistration has done to this nation, would he continue to employ that broker.

    October 23, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Reply
  7. Miko

    What will you do you do to prevent future "near government shutdowns". I found each near shutdown to indicate that the president doesn't have the political clout to take care of business and to show americans and people worldwide the united states is unstable. Couple that with debt and a downgraded credit rating that has other nations laughing at us like car guys do when somebody with a 500 credit score acts picky about what they will buy.

    October 23, 2012 at 10:29 pm | Reply
  8. Miko

    I would ask both parties why they continue to spew propaganda over each others parties. Why can't you work together to solve problems like a business would do. Your so stuck along party lines that you couldn't possibly see clearly. Do some research. Stop taking pay increases, vacations when you can be solving problems that need to be solved. I just love it when I hear that congress is going to wait to vote until after the elections. That's B.S. Look at an economy and or at policies that work and do it here. Be leaders, not politicians

    October 23, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Reply
  9. Miko

    p.s. both sides need to stop the lies and stop spinning everything. And while I'm at it, the spin stops here, should be , the spin starts here.

    October 23, 2012 at 10:43 pm | Reply
  10. Miko

    as for the comment above about Pakistan. I would like to congratulate Pakistan being Taliban free. Not! And for their participation in harboring bin laden and who know who else. Only countries that are weak or poor would allow this. As far as I'm concerned they are not friends of the US. hey I know, lets send more jobs there, that should help.. they're almost as barbaric as everyone else in the region. They're just better educated.

    October 23, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Reply
  11. Miko

    sorry, I needed to vent somewhere

    October 23, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Reply
  12. Jahangir

    Who are you? Where are you going

    October 23, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Reply
  13. rightospeak

    My questions. Do they have a clue that we are bankrupt ? Do they have a clue that the Federal Reserve, a private bank, run our country ? When are we going to bring offshored jobs and factories ?When are we going to legalize hemp-a miracle plant for industrial production , for recreational and medical purposes ?When will the illigal immigration stop ? When will lowering of pay for Americans due to work visas stop ?When are we going to stop endless wars that are destroying our treasury ? When are we going to stop borrowing money from China ?
    Most important : when will our President and Congress start serving the people that elected them and not the 1% ?

    October 24, 2012 at 8:21 am | Reply
  14. Giz

    My unanswered question. Why do CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS all so overtly in support of Obama? The news has not been real impartial journalism for decades. You all should be taken to court for influence peddling and meddling in our election process.

    October 24, 2012 at 9:03 am | Reply
  15. Rick McDaniel

    Only ONE!

    Why are people so WILLING to give Obama a free pass, on his lies, deception, and failures???????

    Is it simply because the "grand experiment" of a black man in the WH, has been a FAILURE????? Perhaps we can view that, as its own form of RACISM!

    It is certain, that Obama would be attacked from everywhere, if he were WHITE!

    October 24, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Reply
  16. Five Point Plan?

    Why isn't anyone talking about Romney's answer concerning his 6 to 8 year plan to fix the economy? And Romney says the President had 4 years to fix the economy and failed when he admits he can't do it in 4 years!

    One would think that's kind of an important...

    October 25, 2012 at 7:33 am | Reply
  17. Mike

    I want to know how Romney plans to make $5 trillion disappear. Tax cuts don't fix the deficit. Tax neutral doesn't fix it either. So, how's it going to vanish? Smoke and mirrors? Hocus-pocus auto-focus!

    October 30, 2012 at 7:21 am | Reply
  18. In Home Personal Training

    I'm going to stick to the topic, It was a good debate and it will be talked about in future elections. "Netural"

    April 14, 2014 at 9:33 pm | Reply
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