Election 2012 - The Fix Faceoff Video Q&A

Apr 04, 2011

Chris Cillizza of The Fix judged head-to-head matchups submitted by readers that are usually, but not necessarily about the march to the to the 2012 presidential election.

Welcome to the Election 2012 Fix Faceoff! We'll cover all sorts of election issues, but of course, we should start with President Obama's announcement this morning.

Judge the timing of President Obama's announcement of his re-election plans: tooo soon, too late, or does it even matter?

Who will be Obama's running mate in 2012: Joe Biden or anyone else? (From Par Patel in Chicago, IL)

(First of four questions about states Obama could lose)

Which state is Obama more likely to lose in 2012: Alabama or Mississippi? (From Duwayne Kooter in mississippi)

Which state is Obama more likely to lose in 2012: Michigan or Pennsylvania?

Which state is Obama more likely to lose in 2012: Virginia or North Carolina? (From Kevin in Alexandria, Va.)

Which state is Obama more likely to lose in 2012: Wisconsin or Minnesota?

With Hispanic population growth, Gabby Giffords' tragedy, and McCain not on the ticket, does the Obama team believe that Arizona might be more in play this year? (From Jason in Mohegan Lake)

Rank these five Republican candidates based on which one you think will raise more money in 2011:

Bachmann

Barbour

Gingrich

Pawlenty

Romney

Besides jobs, what will be a bigger domestic issue in 2012: Immigration or Budget? (From Bob Kerlin in Virginia Beach)

Besides jobs, what will be a bigger domestic issue in 2012: Healthcare or Debt/Deficit?

From which branch of government will the Republican nominee come: Executive (Governor) or Legislative (House/Senate)? (From Bryan in Terpland, Maryland)

With a lot of flawed candidates, what are the odds of a brokered convention: Impossible or Possible, but very unlikely? (From George in NY, NY)

Who is the more likely VP candidate for the Republicans in 2012: Marco Rubio or The Field? (From Sammy K in Fairfax, Va.)

Do you see Iowa and New Hampshire shifting their dates to January to get ahead of Florida: Yes or No? (From Alexis in Laurel)

What do you think turnout will be in 2012: Less than 2008 or More than 2008? (From Peter in DC)

What's the latest for a candidate to get into the 2012 presidential race and still have a serious shot of winning: June 2011 or September 2011? (From Chris C. in Trenton, NJ)

If you turned around right now, who would you rather see behind you, Freddy Krueger or the Easter Bunny?

March Madness ends with what team as the champion?: Butler or UConn? 

That's all for today. Thanks for the questions and see you next week!

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Chris Cillizza is managing editor of PostPolitics and he writes "The Fix," a politics blog for the Washington Post.

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