Obama vs. GOP on the budget, Jon Kyl vs. Jim Webb: The Fix Faceoff Video Q&A

Feb 14, 2011

Chris Cillizza of The Fix judged head-to-head matchups submitted by readers that are usually, but not necessarily political.

Good morning and welcome to this week's Faceoff. We received a lot of creative, smart questions today, so thank you. The matchups will include showdowns over the budget, CPAC, senate retirements and, of course, Cillizza's leisure-time activities ... 

How long will it take for the partisan budget battle to get fierce: Any time now, or they'll hold off as long as possible? 

How important is this budget to Obama's reelection hopes: Very important, or it will be forgotten by the time he is campaigning?

Whose announced retirment will cause more reverberations: Jon Kyl or Jim Webb? (From Alex in Miami, FL)

Whose announced retirment will cause more reverberations: Jon Kyl or Joe Lieberman?

Whose announced retirment will cause more reverberations: Jim Webb or Jerry Sloan? (From Max in Fairfax, VA)

Who will be the next senator to announce his retirement: Jeff Bingaman or Ben Nelson? (From Hank in Tysons)

What was a more interesting development at CPAC: Ron Paul's second straw poll victory  or the emergence of Allen West as a national figure in the conservative movement?

Whose stock is higher right now: Jeff Flake or Paul Ryan? (From Larry Bolk in Chinatown, Wisconsin)

What is Orrin Hatch’s best chance of being in the Senate in 2013: Running as an independent or sucking up to Tea Party conservatives? (From Andrea in Fairfax)

Stronger Democratic candidate for the Senate race in Arizona: Phil Gordon or Terry Goddard? (From Jeff in Richmond)

Paraphrasing a late-breaking reader question on the budget: Is a potential budget savings enough to help push through a repeal of the Patriot Act, or does the budget even enter into the Patriot Act equation?

Is Denny Rehberg a viable Senate candidate?: Yes or No, he's too prone to putting his foot in his mouth? (From Irene in Laurel, MD)

If Tim Kaine doesn't run for the Senate seat, what does his future hold: Done with elective office or a spot in Obama's Cabinet? (From Dave in Isle of Wight)

Who will make more of an impact in their respective chamber: Michele Bachmann in the House or Rand Paul in the Senate? (From Patrick (NEOkla) in Tulsa, OK)

Do you think you are underestimating Trump? Anyone who could spend $100M+ could be a viable force, correct?

What was a bigger shock at the Grammys: Arcade Fire winning the big prize or Whatever Cee Lo Green was wearing? (From Alex in Falls Church)

What is a better Valentine's Day gift: shiny shiny diamond earrings or washing machine? (From Ash Ketchum in Sinnoh Region, United Pokemon Emirates)

What is a better TV franchise: Star Wars or Star Trek? (From Eric in Maryland)

Who is your favorite wrestler: Shawn Michaels or Bret "The Hitman" Hart? (From Triple H in Greenwich, CT)

Thanks for watching and submitting great questions!

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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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