Hello and welcome! Lots of good questions this week, especially around the questions of what might actually be able to help President Obama's re-election chances and what is hurting Rick Perry more at this point. Let's go.
What's more likely to help Obama's re-election chances: Rick Perry winning the GOP nomination or Mitt Romney winning it?
What's more likely to help Obama's re-election chances: Another threat to shut down the government or a weak GOP field?
What's more likely to help Obama's re-election chances: The fact that rank-and-file Republicans like Mitt Romney as much as rank-and-file Democrats liked John Kerry, or Michelle Obama? (From Kendra in Williamsburg)
What's more likely to hurt Obama'es re-election chances: Blocking Palestinian statehood, or allegations about sexism in the White House or the Solyndra scandal?
What's more troubling for Rick Perry right now: His stance on immigration and in-state tuition or the HPV vaccine mandate? (From Andrea in Milwaukee)
What's more troubling for Rick Perry right now: Rumblings for Chris Christie or Losing a straw poll in Florida to Herman Cain? (From Greg in Fairfax)
What's more troubling for Rick Perry right now: His performance in debates or the fear that Alec Baldwin could do to him what Tina Fey did to Sarah Palin? (From John in Charlotte)
Which is more likely to be the case in Sept. 2012 -- Rick Perry is the Republican nominee and is seen as unelectable, or Mitt Romney is the Republican nominee and is seen as unbeatable?
What's a bigger lesson from the GOP debates so far: The further right you move, the better or Mitt Romney is teflon? (From Jess in Arlington)
What's a bigger lesson from the GOP debates so far: Fighting with Ron Paul is as stupid as getting involved in a land war in Asia, or Michele Bachmann is having no influence on the discussion? (From Erin in Charlottesville)
What will be the story line of the Republican debates after the 2012 elections are over: They showcased Republican flaws and faultlines and thus led to Obama's reelection, or they crystalized the Republican message and unified the party around a once-underestimated candidate? (From Joshua in Kansas)
Candidate with a better chance of a resurgence: Michele Bachmann or Jon Huntsman? (From Sandy in Nashua)
Candidate Elizabeth Warren will be seen more as: A fighter for Main Street and the middle class or a liberal elitist Harvard professor? (From Andrea in Boston)
Assuming he gets off the sidelines, who is Jeb Bush more likely to endorse: Perry or Romney? (From Amanda B in Corpus Christi, Texas)
Do you think the Republicans have a chance at winning a senate majority?
Better seasonal drink: Warm pumpkin spice latte in fall or cold beer in summer?
Which loads faster: "adult" websites or washingtonpost.com? Are you abe to show us some examples?
Better network for kids: Disney or Nickelodeon? (From Freddie in Tacoma)
More important non-political story last week: Anything involving the Boston Red Sox or Mike Vick breaking his hand yesterday? (From Alex in NYC)
More important non-political story last week: Rumors of a new Springsteen album or R.E.M's retirement?
That's all, folks.