October 23rd, 2012
10:54 PM ET

'Undecided' voter attacked for debate question

CNN's Randi Kaye reports on a Twitter smear campaign against a 24-year-old undecided voter who asked the candidates a question about equal pay during the second presidential debate.

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  1. Yolie Scott.

    I thought that was the objection of a debate, to ask questions. She deserved an answer.

    October 26, 2012 at 10:08 pm |
  2. S. Longo

    Another brave young woman attacked by the right-wing. It's HER future, and her future should not be dictated by a bunch of middle-age white men who think they know better – better than what? Men do get paid more. It's an inconvenient fact. It will take the next generation to right all the wrongs that are happening right now, to fight the battles that have already been fought, and hopefully come out unscathed. Women have been battling for equal rights for 40 years now. How long does it take to kill the elephant in the room?

    October 26, 2012 at 8:44 pm |
  3. 4221 lisa 4321

    They take a swipe at you. They treat you the way they treated Iraq and afganistan, these short sighted ones. We have to be patient with them, show them that humans have minds and hearts to live by. Some of them will bite the hand that feeds them. Remember the Golden Calve. Read Exodus and learn how to show them a better way,

    Making a friend is a tedeous long process, I have to earn it. I must have bitten many hands in lives passed, so when my hand get bitten I understand that there is more work for humanity to do. Plato tought: Let those who know...

    October 26, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
  4. jesse

    I also must add, if this lady is in fact a employed full time teacher, then she most likely is part of a teachers union or has had opportunity to become one. So her pay or contracts would be negotiated by a Union and then signed into a binding long term contract. This mean no President or anyone else for that matter could change or alter her pay.

    This is exactly why Unions are killing the government and business. The people blame politicians, but they themselves join and support these Unions negotiating and handling their pay and benefits.

    So that would be her fault, if she is in fact in a teachers Union, which most likely she is.

    October 26, 2012 at 8:02 pm |
  5. Robert Sinkewitz, Florida

    So we see the right wing won't even allow a question that they don't like to be asked. So much for freedom of speech.
    Trying to intimidate this young 24 yr old teacher is really over the top and disgraceful, You couldn't ask the 'wrong' questions in Nazi Gernany either.

    October 24, 2012 at 8:47 pm |
  6. Lisa

    I can't imagine a world where it's okay that my daughter would receive less pay than a man doing the same job, where Government controls a woman's reproductive rights, where an abortion would be a crime, where the poor are unable to receive health care and education, a world where the EPA did not exist, where clean air and water standards were lifted, where corporations would have more rights than individuals, or a world where the military budget continues to grow and the tax cuts for the wealthy live on? What happened while I was sleeping; this looks more like a nightmare?

    October 24, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
  7. Jo Ann West

    I want to criticise CNN for asking the question. In this country we have what is known as a SECRET BALLOT. How dare you ask people how they are going to vote. I never talk politics or religion, because you only have a 50/50 chance that you won't offend the person that you talk to. Even though I have already voted, I would tell you that I am undecided if you ask me, because it is none of your business!

    October 24, 2012 at 10:33 am |
  8. J. Williams

    The tragedy in this, virtually everything we know how to do – read, write, add, speak – we owe to teachers; so, how does the republican party show the appreciation – by waging a smear attack against an indivudal who asked for equality. I guess she is considered part of the 47%

    October 24, 2012 at 9:57 am |