Democratic presidential candidate Chris Dodd used the CNN/YouTube debates as an opportunity to question his Republican competition:
Hi I’m Chris Dodd. I’m from East Haddam, Connecticut and my family and I are spending a little time in Iowa these days.
I have a question about the Constitution.
Many Americans are concerned that the administration seems to be making a false choice, that is, to be safer we have to give up rights. I don’t believe that, I wonder if you do.
And if you believe that we ought not give up our rights, then what would you do in order to protect our Constitution?
That’s a very good question. Unfortunately, we fear many of the Republicans will be stumped by the very concept of constitutional rights.