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It's been a roller coaster of a campaign for what many are saying is the most important presidential election of our generation. With less than a week to go before Election Day, what advice would you dispense to George W. Bush, John F. Kerry and Ralph Nader if you were given 10 minutes alone in a windowless room with each?
Mike Richie  -  - Security Officer -  -  -  - To Bush: I understand why you went to war with - Iraq -- cause Saddam Hussein tried to kill your father, - you know. You are doing a great job, but I think you've - got us a problem. -  - To Kerry: You're a great war hero because you - saved peoples lives, but then you turned around and - dumped on your country when you started protesting. -  - To Nader: Nader? I don't know nothing about - him.
  • Mike Richie

    Security Officer

    To Bush: I understand why you went to war with Iraq -- cause Saddam Hussein tried to kill your father, you know. You are doing a great job, but I think you've got us a problem.

    To Kerry: You're a great war hero because you saved peoples lives, but then you turned around and dumped on your country when you started protesting.

    To Nader: Nader? I don't know nothing about him.

Megan Berry  -  - CC student  -  -  - To Bush: Who died and gave you the right to - dictate how the world is run? What right do you have to - do what you're doing? -  - To Kerry: America expects bigger and better - things from someone who has claimed as much as you - have and wants to take George Bush's place. -  - To Nader: He came into a market where I was - working this summer, so I would say, "Thanks for - shopping and supporting local business!"
  • Megan Berry

    CC student

    To Bush: Who died and gave you the right to dictate how the world is run? What right do you have to do what you're doing?

    To Kerry: America expects bigger and better things from someone who has claimed as much as you have and wants to take George Bush's place.

    To Nader: He came into a market where I was working this summer, so I would say, "Thanks for shopping and supporting local business!"

Ralf Abeyta  -  - Janitor -  -  -  - To Bush: You bit off a lot more than you could - chew with that war. And you gotta take better care of the - economy -- the job situation is getting real bad out - there. -  - To Kerry: It's been long enough in Iraq. I think - he'd bring the Army home -- I don't like war much. -  - To Nader: Ha ha ha! No comment.
  • Ralf Abeyta

    Janitor

    To Bush: You bit off a lot more than you could chew with that war. And you gotta take better care of the economy -- the job situation is getting real bad out there.

    To Kerry: It's been long enough in Iraq. I think he'd bring the Army home -- I don't like war much.

    To Nader: Ha ha ha! No comment.

Marjorie McAtee  -  - Passing through town  -  -  - To Bush: I would probably just grab him by the - shoulders and try to shake some sense into him. Though - it's not going to be easy. I would tell him to end this war - and have a little more concern for the environment. -  - To Kerry: Stick up for yourself a little more, - and keep your stories straight! Try to get out of Iraq, - though I know that won't be easy for anyone to do. Give - more money to public programs, help for the poor. Give - more money to public education. -  - To Nader: Definitely stand by your principles.
  • Marjorie McAtee

    Passing through town

    To Bush: I would probably just grab him by the shoulders and try to shake some sense into him. Though it's not going to be easy. I would tell him to end this war and have a little more concern for the environment.

    To Kerry: Stick up for yourself a little more, and keep your stories straight! Try to get out of Iraq, though I know that won't be easy for anyone to do. Give more money to public programs, help for the poor. Give more money to public education.

    To Nader: Definitely stand by your principles.

Ryan McGowan  -  - Passing through town  -  -  - To Bush: Where has all the money gone? Why have - so many innocent people died? You're leading this - country toward another depression; your whole - administration is based on lies and greed and corporate - corruption; you're responsible for the deaths of many - Americans, Afghanis and Iraqis who have never done - anything; and you've been a terrible president -- at least - the worst in this century. And I'm not votin' for ya! -  - To Kerry: I don't quite agree with all your - policies, but I'm voting for ya 'cause I don't want Bush in - office. I hope that you won't continue on the same path - of misleading the people. -  - To Nader: Man, I wish I could vote for ya, but I - really want to make my vote count this time.
  • Ryan McGowan

    Passing through town

    To Bush: Where has all the money gone? Why have so many innocent people died? You're leading this country toward another depression; your whole administration is based on lies and greed and corporate corruption; you're responsible for the deaths of many Americans, Afghanis and Iraqis who have never done anything; and you've been a terrible president -- at least the worst in this century. And I'm not votin' for ya!

    To Kerry: I don't quite agree with all your policies, but I'm voting for ya 'cause I don't want Bush in office. I hope that you won't continue on the same path of misleading the people.

    To Nader: Man, I wish I could vote for ya, but I really want to make my vote count this time.

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