The Fix Faceoff Video Q&A: Michelle Obama vs. Joe Biden, shutdown standoff, gay rights

Feb 28, 2011

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

Hellow and welcome. We have a lot of political questions today, but let's lead off with the Oscars ... 

What was a better moment at the Oscars: Kirk Douglas or In Memoriam?

Who has more influence on President Obama: Michelle Obama or Joe Biden (From Daniel Fishman in St. Louis, MO)?

Who has more influence on President Obama: Tim Geithner or Jacob Lew (From Jeff Winger in Greendale, CO)?

Who will be a bigger factor in determining if there will be a shutdown: House Republican Freshmen or House Republican Leadership?

Most cable channels indicate the Dems blinked on the government shutdown deal, but in my opinion, the Republicans gave in to Obama's cuts. Agree or disagree? And, when the next two weeks ends, do people actually start looking at what each side cuts, as opposed to just the numbers? That is where the difference is.

What is a more likely next development in the politics of gay rights: Supreme Court rules DOMA unconstitutional or a Republican candidate for President comes out in support of gay rights?

What is a more likely next development in the politics of gay rights: Obama comes out in favor of full marriage equality or Sarah Palin endorses civil unions/same-sex domestic partner benefits?

What will happen with the NYT front page story about Roger Ailes: Indictment coming or Just bad PR and nothing else (From Keenan O'Neill in Mobile, Ala.)?

I realize both of these candidates likely will not run, but who would be the stronger fiscal conservative candidate: Mitch Daniels or Chris Christie (From Mustafa Hirji in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)?

How do you pronouce the upcoming presidential election year: two thousand and twelve or twenty twelve (From Julie Savage in Dover, N.H.)?

I saw rock and roll future and its name is: Arcade Fire or The Gaslight Anthem (From Tommy in Williamsburg, VA)?

Who's the better captain: James T. Kirk or Jean-Luc Picard (From Todd in Richmond)?

Thanks for watching and submitting 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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