In Wednesday night’s CNN/YouTube debate, Republican presidential candidates in Florida will face tough questions submitted from concerned citizens across the country — and possibly one from Democratic hopeful Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn.
“Many Americans are concerned that the administration seems to be making a false choice,” Dodd says after a brief introduction. “That is to be safer we have to give up rights. I don’t believe that, I wonder if you do. And if you believe we ought not to give up our rights, what would you do in order to protect out Constitution?”
YouTube, which received hundreds of submissions, has not revealed whether the senator’s question will be among those selected.
Last month, the Dodd family moved to Iowa. Last week, they spent Thanksgiving there.
Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., his wife Jackie, and their daughters Grace and Christina spent the day before Thanksgiving distributing boxed lunches at a homeless youth center in Des Moines. Later in the day, Dodd traveled to Hiawatha, just outside Cedar Rapids, to pack food boxes for needy families and then served afternoon meals at a Salvation Army in Iowa City.
The Dodd family spent Thanksgiving Day in Monticello at the home of Paul and Kim Specht. “The day’s activities will include touch football, plenty of Thanksgiving food favorites, and spending time with family, friends, and supporters,” a campaign press release said last week.