Thursday, October 26, 2000
So election season is in the air. It''s time to get on the old pig of politics and find out what people think about our electoral process and the next president of the United States.
Bookshop owner, Monterey
What do you think about our political system? I think the government is corrupt, and I don''t think either candidate (in the presidential election) is worth voting for.
Do you think media plays a role in elections? Actually, I think they do very well making up people''s minds.
Who was your favorite president? JFK. I thought he was a little more honest and a little more passionate about the American people.
Bartender, Fort Ord
What would you do about our political system? I think we need to shoot all the lawyers first. [That''s a William Shakespeare line.]
How does the media play into an election? Well, every form of media has a bias. You''ve got to figure out what their bias is and balance it with another form of media.
If your vote got any candidate elected for president, who would it be? My choice--Nader.
Observationist, Pacific Grove
If you could nominate someone for president, who would it be? Ike Turner, because he''s a he-man/man-whore.
Do you think people choose not to vote due to a lack of choice? No, I think people choose not to vote because they''re idiots. Furthermore, I think Americans whine the most and are the most lazy about changing their government.
Is voting along party lines like rooting for a football team? Yeah, it''s about as relevant and as intelligent.