The first presidential debate is tonight at 9pm ET in Denver, with two more to follow. We hope moderators Jim Lehrer, Candy Crowley, and Bob Schieffer will consider these questions. (More)


As we’ve explained in our post An Etch-a-Sketch Won’t Stand Up to the Right Wing, Mitt Romney has shown throughout this election campaign that reactionary conservatives, not moderates, would be running the show if Romney were to be elected President. Grover Norquist said it best when he explained:

All we have to do is replace Obama. […] We are not auditioning for fearless leader. We don’t need a president to tell us in what direction to go. We know what direction to go…. We just need a president to sign this stuff…. Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States…. His job is to be captain of the team, to sign the legislation that has already been prepared.

Following are posts from our ongoing series about the reactionary views, people, and organizations that Romney has chosen to align himself with. We hope that reporters and debate moderators will ask and demand answers to the following questions about Romney’s associations with these views, people, and organizations, so that the American public will have a fuller understanding of what Romney would do as President.

Questions for Mitt Romney on 47 Percenters, Personal Responsibility, and Victims

Questions for Mitt Romney on the GOP’s Reactionary Party Platform

Questions for Mitt Romney on his Offshore Accounts, Tax Returns, and $100 Million IRA

Questions for Mitt Romney on How Blind his “Blind” Trust Really Is

Questions For Mitt Romney on Guns and the NRA

Questions for Mitt Romney on Jerry Falwell and Liberty University

Questions for Mitt Romney on Robert Bork

Questions for Mitt Romney on His Embrace of Ann Coulter

Questions for Mitt Romney on Health Care Reform

Questions for Mitt Romney on Immigration

Questions for Mitt Romney About Military Service and Dodging the Draft