He’s got questions

Published 5:19 pm Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Many watched all or part of last week’s Presidential debate. For me, it seemed that the questions asked and the various interruptions by the moderator were somewhat imbalanced. Maybe a better format would be to let the candidates ask each other questions. At least that way each would get the same number of tough questions.

For example, it could go something like this:

Mrs. (Hillary) Clinton could fairly ask Mr. (Donald) Trump why he has not released his tax returns. This is a fair question, which he could respond to in any way he wished. As well, he could point out how silly it is that candidates are expected to release private information that is not relevant to the race.

Of course, the point of asking candidates to release their taxes is simply to comb through them to find something embarrassing as happened with the Clintons’ return in 1992 when they reported that their meager charitable giving included donating Bill’s used underwear to Goodwill. Most likely the goal is to embarrass Trump for not paying as high a percentage in taxes as some would like.

Trump could ask Clinton why is there a Clinton Foundation sister organization in Canada called Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership. With this type of exchange, I think the voting public is smart enough to decide who to vote for and who to vote against.

Frank Ruff represents Lunenburg in the Virginia Senate. His email address is Sen.Ruff@verizon.net.