On "The Situation Room" today, we asked viewers the following three questions, and here are some of our favorite responses that we didn't get to read on air:How would a candidate's religion affect your vote for the White House?
A candidate's religion does not bother me unless he/she uses that religion to try to impose his/her beliefs on me (i.e. the candidate's definition of marriage or what my children can learn in the public schools).Cathy, Minneapolis, Minnesota
I try to separate my political inclinations from personal matters like religion and sexual preferences; but I might have a problem with a Muslim candidate at this time.Harold, Anchorage, Alaska
Only if he or she was a conservative evangelical who wanted to use the office as a pulpit to bully me into believing their way.Tim, Fresno, CaliforniaIs it OK to tell kids they're fat?
Here's an idea: don't let your kids get fat. You don't have to tell them they're fat if you take them out and exercise with them, give them healthy food, and prevent obesity in the first place. Like everything else, fatness is easier to prevent than cure.Cat, Columbia, Missouri
Political correctness should be abolished. Is it OK to call a kid a thief, or is that to be called "obtained money/goods without permission"?Gerald, Las Vegas, Nevada
Come on, Jack. You're such a meanie. These poor little angels would have no self esteem if we call them fat. Just like you don't use red pencils in grading their tests, or don't flunk them in spelling when they get one word correct out of 100. Just think of our bright future: a nation of fat, stupid people. We'll be begging for illegal border crossers!Joseph, Oceanside, California
Just tell them what to eat. The other kids will tell them they are fat.John, Battle Creek, MichiganIs shutting down the government the best way to resolve budget problems?
Of course shutting down the government is the way to go. When I run out of money, I have to stop spending. Why should it be any different for a government: local, state or national?Gerald, Phoenix, Arizona
The N.J. state government's response to the budget crisis is to shut down, among other things, money makers like the lottery and casinos. Where is the logic in that? If that represents the quality of decision-making in Trenton, it's no wonder the state budget is in crisis.Alexander, Holmdel, New Jersey
Shut it down and wake the people up. No one pays attention or communicates their wishes unless there is a crisis. Do not leave it to the politicians to think they know what they are doing.John, Boca Raton, Florida