Campaign Pains

The Election’s Only a Week Away. Care to Predict?

image Denise Pappas
Age 44
Resides Manhattan
Occupation Massage therapist

Who's going to win, Clinton or Lazio? Lazio, but only because the election is tinged by the Clinton scandal. No matter how dedicated and capable Hillary is, she's still a Clinton, the first lady, and worst of all, an ambitious woman.

Who's going to win, Gore or Bush? I want to yell, "Give it up, Ralph!" His percentage points are going to tip the election to Bush. What did he do, call our attention to bad cars a million years ago? To be running like this, he's not a developed human being. Bush can't speak proper English. He can't even string a sentence together. What's wrong with electing the nerd? The nerd will get the job done. This election is all about Bill Clinton and this false shadow of scandal. What about Ronald Reagan? He broke the law with Iran-Contra. Bill Clinton only got a blow job.

Are you voting? Why don't more Americans? I'm voting. I always vote. Nonvoters believe that their vote isn't going to change the way the game is played.


image Douglas Fiorella
Age 18
Resides Manhattan
Occupation Student

Who's going to win, Clinton or Lazio? Lazio. My dad hosted his first fundraiser for one of his runs, for something like state assembly. I'm a registered Republican, and he's a good man.

Who's going to win, Gore or Bush? Bush. It's sad but true. He wants the status of being president, but you can't run the country just because you have the right business cards.

Are you voting? Why don't more Americans? Yes, I'm voting for Bush and Lazio. I did go to the Nader convention and it was great. He is telling the truth about many issues and he gets no media coverage. People don't vote because it's a hassle. They don't want to take the time. All around the world, people are literally dying in order to get a fair election and the right to vote.


image Helen Johnson
Age 29
Resides Brooklyn
Occupation Self-employed

Who's going to win, Clinton or Lazio? Hillary.

Who's going to win, Gore or Bush? Gore, but I'm nervous. The candidates are still attacking each other too much and not getting to the real issues. You want to say, "Will the real Al Gore please stand up?"

Are you voting? Why don't more Americans? Yes. A lot of people think, "My vote won't count," but they should remember that when Dinkins was elected they saw how much they could change the system just by going to the polls.


image Lenny Galan
Age 20
Resides Manhattan
Occupation Salesperson

Who's going to win, Clinton or Lazio? Hillary, because she's the first lady, and there's a fascination factor.

Who's going to win, Gore or Bush? Al Gore.

Are you voting? Why don't more Americans? No, I'm not registered. I don't pay that much attention to politics anyway. Most people don't vote because they don't want to waste their time.


image Jeffrey Jones
Age 29
Resides Brooklyn
Occupation Professional dog groomer

Who's going to win, Clinton or Lazio? Hillary. Rick looks like he's five years old and might get very confused with all the paperwork.

Who's going to win, Gore or Bush? Bush. He's more experienced.

Are you voting? Why don't more Americans? I'm not voting, because by law I'm not allowed to. In general, people don't vote because they're afraid it won't count.


image Jennifer Jue-Steuck
Age 22
Resides Manhattan
Occupation Student

Who's going to win, Clinton or Lazio? Hillary, because she's popular and because she's married to the president.

Who's going to win, Gore or Bush? Gore. Historically, the taller of the candidates has won, and this has been true with the exception of two presidential elections. Americans still equate height with power.

Are you voting? Why don't more Americans? I'm voting, but people don't because they're fed up.


image John Harris
Age 45
Resides Manhattan
Occupation Messenger

Who's going to win, Clinton or Lazio? Hillary.

Who's going to win, Gore or Bush? Gore. I hate to say a vote for Nader is a wasted vote, because Nader's people are people like me. I support him because he's an honest man who doesn't pander.

Are you voting? Why don't more Americans? I'm voting this year for the first time since 1980. I'm afraid of a Bush presidency. People don't vote because they're disillusioned by politics, but this election is too important to sit out.

 
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