After the initial outcry of liberuls regarding Governor Perry’s answer to Brian Williams death row question, it was inevitable that we’d start seeing a right-wing backlash against Perry having gotten a “gotcha!” question.
Can we please be done with the whole is it/isn’t it a “gotcha” question?
As best I can tell, a “gotcha” question is one that is either:
A. A question that is difficult to answer
B. A question that the candidate doesn’t want their real position being known or talked about
C. A question the candidate don’t know the answer to
And sometimes of course a combination of all the above. I’d like to put it out there that there is no such thing as a “gotcha” question, especially for someone running for the office of President. There are only questions you either care about or don’t, that are met with responses that are to varying degrees either good or poor.
Can someone give me an idea of a question that is really, truly, a “gotcha!” and explain to me why said question is so inappropriate?