- yesVote A
- noVote B
- I'm too stupid to answer the poll/foreignerVote C
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Not quite. At a press conference the interviewee is typically the one who called it, and therefore is allowed to prepare a response or oration. With debates, especially the republican ones the way they currently are, they can prep responses to common questions they might all be asked, but none to anything the other candidates might say. It's not like Trump submits a transcript to the other candidates beforehand about whatever ridiculous remarks, accusations, or questions he might spew out.
That being said, the questions do need to be a bit more specific and should focus more on actionable plans rather than just pegging down the individual ideology of the candidates.1