As our loyal followers know, when I first joined the team on Monday I asked you all to pose a question to me on our Facebook page. There were a lot of interesting questions which I had a great time answering. Be sure to keep them coming @thecyclemsnbc or facebook.com/thecyclemsnbc.
Logan Waters I want to Vote Chris Christie for 2016. UDel, Seton Hall, 4 Kids, Jersey. Honest. What do you think?
The winning formula for the GOP is someone like Chris Christie. A governor who knows what it means to lead a state. Christie understands in order to govern a state, you need to bring people together in good faith in order to find compromise. He recognizes that there’s a reasonable role for the government, and is a figure that has the ability to bring in new demographics. And that’s exactly what the party needs to win a national election again.
Akua Afriyie Kyerematen As a conservative and a Mormon, where do you stand on gay rights and marriage equality?
I am for gay marriage! All Americans should be treated equally by the law. The Republican Party has always promoted and supported a strong family bond and individual liberty. But as the GOP has lost its way, so have some of their values. We SHOULD be leading the charge on gay marriage, not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because it’s what the party has always stood for.
Martha Benner Tell us a little about your personal life. Married, children, etc. Glad to have you on the show.
I am almost three years married to my college sweetheart. We don’t have kids yet, but we definitely want them someday. I have a big family with seven kids. I have two adopted little sisters, one from China, and one from India who are the loves of my life and I have two younger brother both serving in the Navy. We grew up out west in Utah but have moved a number of times with my dad’s job and have spent a number of years living in Asia, mostly Beijing and Singapore. I grew up singing, acting, playing tennis, and am obsessed with dogs (esp Golden Retrievers).
Jeremy Jones Why did you join the show? What will you hope to bring to the show?
I am thrilled to be part of The Cycle. I joined the show because I have always loved a good debate and The Cycle is all about advancing the conversation around the issues that matter most to people. Who better to do that with than Toure, Ari, and Krystal!