Naked Capitalism has the article “Getting Started”: Questions for Hillary Clinton as She Begins Her Campaign in Iowa. You may or may not be interested in the analysis of Clinton’s first TV ad. What I found to be particularly valuable was the set of questions for Hillary that Lambert Strether posed at the end of the article. He introduced that section with the following comment:
So, readers — and especially Iowa readers, if any — let’s get started ourselves, and try to imagine some questions we might ask Clinton on her listening tour, should we be lucky enough to be invited to. Here are a few. But the rule is, you have to be Iowa nice! (That is, nicer than you would be in the rough and tumble of the Naked Capitalism comments section.)
I can’t believe he left out this one that I added.
What kind of fraudulent banking behavior do you think merits criminal prosecution of the executives who are responsible?
Just the thought process involved in coming up with questions you would like to ask is a great way to focus your mind on what is really important. Take note of how few of these questions will be asked by the professional pundits in our “news” media.