Anderson Cooper hosts the Oct. 18 presidential debate
October 14th, 2011
09:29 PM ET

Anderson Cooper hosts the Oct. 18 presidential debate

Anderson Cooper will moderate the Tuesday, Oct. 18 debate presented by CNN and the Western Republican Leadership Conference. The debate airs live from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET from The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas.

Do you have a question for one of the candidates? It could be asked at the debate, so submit your question ideas now!

CNN will also solicit questions and comments submitted in real-time Tuesday on the CNN Politics fan page on Facebook and by using the #CNNDebate hashtag on Twitter.

Filed under: 2012 Election • Anderson Cooper
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  1. sergio leone

    best debate i ve ever watched.congratulations anderson. i am registered republican by the way.tks for being around.

    October 18, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  2. Deborah

    Please ask them how they purpose to get out of debt from the Chinese.

    October 17, 2011 at 9:28 pm |
  3. Rodney Marcum

    Please ask Mr. Cain what will happen to product creating businesses if his 9-9-9 plan is implemented. Won't many companies go out of business because demand will dry up as many families buy used goods to lessen their tax burden? Less demand, more companies out of business, higher unemployment, etc., therefore worsening conditions for the working class?

    Of course the 400 families who control most of the wealth of this country will have 0% capital gains, and be able to buy "new," while the rest of America survives on the hand-me-downs of the rich. All for the working class' benefit to save on their tax burden. Oh, thank you, Mr. Cain for your plan:(.

    Please ask what Mr. Cain thinks of this slogan for his 9-9-9 plan:

    "The average American gets USED!"

    Thank you, CNN/Anderson, for the opportunity to submit our questions.


    Rodney Marcum
    Raleigh, NC

    October 17, 2011 at 1:47 pm |
  4. Sheena Kadi

    The Occupy Wall Street Movement is continuing to grow across the country and now has a global presence in over 80 countries. If you were the current U.S. President, how would you address the Occupy Movement?

    – Sheena Kadi Toledo, OH

    October 17, 2011 at 9:24 am |
  5. brian

    1. Can you say anything positive about the other candidates?

    2. I am for a debate, decisions and compromise, what would you be willing to compromise on to get policy passed?

    3. Do you think people that don't pay taxes should be able to vote?

    October 16, 2011 at 7:26 pm |
  6. Janis Hewitt

    1. What roles should lobbyists play in the Federal Government?
    2. Do you support campaign finance reform? If so, what and why?
    3. Do you support any changes to national election procedures? If so, what and why?

    October 16, 2011 at 2:23 pm |
  7. Randall Ayers

    Understanding the country has grown sick of the nonproductive and petty bickering between parties, how will you return the Washington's focus back to doing the best job for the American people and restoring their faith in government?

    October 16, 2011 at 1:10 pm |
  8. chris wehmas

    Do any of the candidates plan to take away union collective bargining rights under the guise of "balancing the budget" like govenor walker did in Wisconsin?

    October 16, 2011 at 12:47 pm |

    Dear Anderson – Please pose this question to the candidates at the October 18th Presidential Debate. With severe budget cuts inflicted upon Education, how do you plan to remedy this and turn it around so that the students have the same rights to receive an education that provides an environment in which to excell in their schools and provide a safe arena with the necessary tools to succeed..

    October 16, 2011 at 12:09 pm |
  10. Isaac Welch

    Question #1: Would you repeal sections of the Patriot Act, and if so, which sections and why?

    Question #2: As we may see another Justice retire in the next 4 years, What do you think a Supreme Court nominee should be, what ideals matter and be specific.

    Question #3: What is your views on Americas economic/foreign policy with China? What are we doing right, and what should we change? (Ask this especially to John Huntsman)

    Question#4: Besides lower taxes, what can the office of the President do to increase job growth, increase median household incomes, and get our middle class back to work?

    October 16, 2011 at 11:14 am |
  11. P. Wilson

    We've observed the GOP in congress become increasingly negative and furius with EVERY plan the President has put forth with regards to the economy, healthcare, same sex marriage and the list goes on; congress has created a significant devide in our nation, as a voter who sits on the moderate fence, how do you plan to unite the country again or are we expecting to see the same thing played vice versa out if a republican is voted in. If we can't get passed that how do we know if change is actually going to come.

    October 16, 2011 at 11:12 am |
  12. Ray Bungay

    Jobs, jobs, jobs. Anderson even though I live in New Brunswick, Canada, on the border with Maine, strong job market in the USA equals a stronger economy not only in the US but here as well. I have a son who moved to the US almost 10 years ago and yes he is working but we worry as parents that some day he will not be working.

    So my question is simply this "Why are Republicans trying to block every jobs bill while not offering any real alternative?" Their rich friends as it is up here in Canada are not providing jobs with all those tax breaks they are getting. Thank you God bless Canada, God bless USA

    October 16, 2011 at 10:56 am |
  13. Chowan Moore Aforo

    I would like to ask all the candidates if they are willing to put their own selfish agendas aside to meet the needs of the poor, working poor, and the people who are affected by the current MESS which is our economy. Can the hardest working Americans get a 'bail out'? How soon can you all aggressively create jobs and help us help ourselves and stop cutting the most needed programs.

    October 16, 2011 at 10:55 am |
  14. Wendy McLaughlin

    Dear Anderson at the October 18 Presidential Debate you should remind the politicians and the american people of this famous quote: Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future. – John F. Kennedy

    This makes a lot of sense once "we accept our responsibility for the future" . I am a Honduran and follow US Politics and world politics and makes me upset to see where your county is heading with all the bickering...... I do not believe neither the republican or democrat can fix the issue if they do not accept their responsibilities and unite as one nation....

    Wendy McLaughlin
    Roatan, Honduras

    October 16, 2011 at 9:32 am |
  15. Carol Paine

    On Tuesday night, please ask Rick Perry how he continues to accept campaign contributions from the Koch Brothers ($50,000 for just the last campaign alone) while they continue their illegal activities around the world, such as selling illegal weapons to Iran (just to name a few of their many illegal activities).

    October 15, 2011 at 6:22 pm |

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