are my quick answers to your questions, there
are too many questions to give longer answers:
What are the main deciding factors you
go by to decide which candidate will get your
vote for president?
Basically if I like what the person stands for,
based on their past voting record; if I think
they are a viable candidate. For instance, I endorse
the idea of third party candidates, but until
they are a major force, I personally won't vote
for them, which only says that I might endorse
them, but I feel I want my vote to go toward someone
who has a chance; and if I like the person. For
instance, I like John
McCain, but don't agree with a lot of what he
stands for -- so it has
to be more than one factor.
Do you consider yourself to be a Democrat
or a Republican? Why?
I am a registered
Democrat, but I usually vote for at least one
Republican candidate in each election cycle. I
believe the Democratic party is more alligned
with my values than the Republican party.
any of your family members a big influence on
what your decisions will be on an election?
family is mostly Dem. and that certainly influenced
your lifestyle reflect how you vote in an election?
I support social policies, I work for those policies,
I recycle, I
support school board elections, I oppose abstinence
only education, I would never drive an SUV, etc.
These values are certainly with how I vote, but
it's not perfect.
do you think, as a president had the most impact
on our government? Why?
my time, Ronald Reagan, but in a negative sense
and we are still paying for it today. In time,
from what I know either FDR or Truman.
you think people today are more or less involved
in politics in contrast to the people who were
around politics and our government when it started?
Why do you think people are more or less involved?
are far less involved, just look at voting turn-out
of eligiblevoters -- each election it gets progressively
worse. In this past election only 39% of eligible
are your opinions on our current president, Mr.
With the exception of extending unemployment benefits,
I can't think of anything else I agree with Mr.
Bush on. I think as President you are required
to walk a fine line between asserting yourself
and your values and representing the values of
the majority of the country. Mr. Bush certainly
doesn't do the latter. The majority of the country
supports comprehensive sex education and opposes
the proposed war in Iraq, yet he is pushing these
do politics mean to you?
Politics is the rules by which we live by and
thus each citizen has a requirement to be political.
I always say if you don't vote you loose your
right to complain again anything -- the price
of gas, the condition of the highways, etc...
It's inextricable to our lives and thus we should
be more responsive to that.
is your life as a feminist impacted by the more
recent decisions made by our president?
is my value system and so I think that answer
is already reflected in the answers above.