The ridiculous “This or That” questions put to the Republican presidential candidates in Monday’s debate were not exactly CNN’s finest hour. If it really wanted to provide a public service it would have used the same format to ask 20 meaningful questions of Barack Obama in 2008.
Q: Capitalism or Marxism?
Q: Ronald Reagan or Fidel Castro?
Q: Wall Street or Red Square?
Obama: Red Square.
Q: The movie “Modern Times” or “It’s a Wonderful Life?”
Obama: “Modern Times.”
Q: George Washington or Pinocchio?
Q: Fox News or Al Jazeera?
Obama: Al Jazeera.
Q: May 1st or July 4th?
A: May 1st.
Q: April 15th or July 4th?
Obama: April 15th.
Q: America or Europe?
Q: The song “Solidarity Forever” or God Bless America?
Obama: “Solidarity Forever.”
Q: Louis Farrakhan or Billy Graham?
Obama: Louis Farrakhan.
Q: Baseball, hot dogs and beer or soccer, borscht and vodka?
Obama: Soccer, borscht and vodka.
Q: Davy Crockett or Santa Anna?
Obama: Santa Anna.
Q: Vladimir Lenin or Thomas Jefferson?
Q: The Boston Tea Party or Tiananmen Square?
Obama: Tiananmen Square.
Q: TSA or USA?
Red, white and blue or red tape?
Obama: Red tape.
Q: Ghandi or Patton?
Q: Margaret Thatcher or Marie Antoinette?
Obama: Marie Antoinette.
Q: “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” or “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs?”
Obama: Come on, do I have to keep giving obvious answers?
Just one problem with all this, of course. He would have lied
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