What Would You Most Like to Ask the Presidential Candidates?

Moms Matter 2012Think your vote doesn't really matter in the upcoming presidential election? Think again.

Moms are expected to be a crucial swing vote this November, and both the Obama and Romney campaigns are hoping to win their approval.

Since the campaigns are listening, we've decided to come up with a few questions for the candidates that characterize what the moms of America care about most.

This week, we'll be asking our political bloggers to choose three questions they'd most like to ask the presidential candidates. Next week, we'll let you vote on your number one question from their list. After that, we'll do our best to make sure that question is answered for you.

Check out some of the issues we found moms care about most in our Moms Matter survey after the jump -- then tell us in the comments what you'd like to ask the candidates.

After surveying CafeMom members, we've found that moms overwhelmingly care most about the same thing the rest of the nation cares about: the economy.

Specifically, moms are concerned about the short-term challenges Americans are facing right now, of paying for groceries and gas and making mortgage payments. They want a president who understands what they're going through and will work to make these difficulties a little easier to bear.

Moms also want more jobs to be created as soon as possible. We've heard from many families with moms and dads who are underemployed or unemployed. They want to work and they want to use the skills they've worked hard to learn.

Health care also ranks high on moms' lists. A majority of the moms we surveyed believe that health care costs will go up over the next five years, and that the quality of their health care will decrease. For moms who make most of the health care decisions in their families, this is a major concern.

Many moms I've talked to also rank the candidates' positions on education as a priority. Whether they're still paying off their own student loans, struggling to pay for their children's college tuition, or ruing the condition of their district's public school system, they want a candidate with policies that make education better and more affordable for American families.

Foreign policy, energy, and social issues rank far lower on the lists of the moms we've heard from. 

Here's what our political bloggers have to say:

3 Questions for the Presidential Candidates to Get a Good Conversation Going

3 Questions for Presidential Hopefuls Obama & Romney

Questions for Candidates Obama & Romney From a 'Bitter Clinger'

3 Questions for Obama & Romney From a Republican Mom

3 Questions I'd Like to Ask President Obama & Mitt Romney


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nonmember avatar Guest

How about Ron Paul?

nonmember avatar Misa

Will you support gay marriage?

Farra... Farrahann

Ron Paul?????

RaeAn... RaeAnne.USAF

Why won't you stay out of my uterus?

nonmember avatar Lizzy

What about gay marriage? Ron Paul doesn't opposed in it. He just doesn't believe in it. He thinks it should be regulated by states. Abortions? IF YOU GUYS AREN'T SUCH HOES IT WOULDN'T BE A PROBLEM :) You wouldn't care for abortions rights.

nonmember avatar KC


texas... texasmamma777

For Obama:   How fast can you clear your stuff out of the White House?  LOL!

itsme... itsmesteph11

I want to know if Romney will continue to meet with outside progressives and communists and their groups as Obama does.

anjegirl anjegirl

I would ask if either of them PLAN to expose AGENDA 21 the agenda signed by formers BUSH SR and CLINTON------the agenda agreeing to a NEW WORLD ORDER  for the 21st Century----an agenda agreeing to depopulate the world by 90%---In a United Nations agenda signed by 178 nations all over the world which can be seen in its entirety on the internet in 1992 our nation agreed to the initiation of Martial Law in America and if you google Agenda 21 you will see tens of millions of websites that prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that everything all our Presidents and congressional members have voted on since then has been to further this agenda----our government is poisoning the children in our country in the poisons added to the water supply with flouride and in their government mandated shots ref: Newsmaxhealth.com Aluminum and Vaccines A Brain-damaging Duo by Dr Blaylock that shows beyond doubt that kids shots, flu shots, pneumonia shots etc are CAUSING ADD,ADHD, Autism in one in 54 boys and kids shots cause some kids to have violent reactions to their shots that cause seizures hundreds of them a day within days of certain baby shots----

nonmember avatar Berry

The most important question of all, what are you going to do about the environment. If it goes, we're all goners. This was the hottest year on record with the most tornado activity. What do you think its going to be like 10 years from now? 5 years from now?

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