UCCS professor/safe house manager TESSA
If the general election were tomorrow, who'd get your vote? John Kerry. He looks like the most likely bet to take Bush out, and that's my primary goal. Does that make Kerry the best candidate? No.
How closely do you follow the Democratic primary cycle? Day by day.
Why would we want any of these candidates to beat Bush? The principles Bush stands for and the reasons he entered into the Iraqi war way heavily on my heart.
Name something positive Bush has done. He's given us a forum to rally around. He's made people recognize that they are willing to live for -- and some of us even to die for -- the beliefs we hold.
Is it possible to cut the deficit, increase spending and make the tax cuts permanent? The only way we're going to cut the deficit is by bringing the jobs back home that we've sent out of the country.
Who would you vote for if the election were tomorrow? I saw Kerry interviewed on a PBS documentary talking about serving in Vietnam. I'd probably vote for him.
Why would anyone want Bush defeated? I don't agree with what he did in the war and I don't support tax money going to faith-based charities. He panders too much to the right wing.
Name something positive Bush has done. He listens to his staff and seems to rise up to what needs to happen in particular situations.
College instructor/National Guard officer
Who'd get your vote if the election were tomorrow? President Bush. He has a resolute vision. He's not swayed by the ebb and flow of public opinion. He's not always right, but he does what he thinks is right.
Name something positive Bush has done. He's pursued a proactive and security-based foreign policy that has a long-range vision.
Is it possible to cut the deficit, increase spending and make the tax cuts permanent? That depends on the growth of the economy and if tax revenues increase commensurately. It's possible. It's not likely.
Who would you vote for if the election were tomorrow? We need a change and Kerry has the background that makes for a good president. He has both Senate experience and combat experience.
How closely do you follow the Dem race? Somewhat closely. My father is an old-time Southern Democrat and we get in political discussions every time we talk.
Why would anyone want Bush out? The Bush administration isn't addressing issues with hard substance. There's a lot of smoke and mirrors.
Name something positive Bush has done. The war in Iraq was necessary and defeating Hussein was a good thing, but Bush has totally screwed up the post-war.
Is it possible to cut the deficit, increase spending and make the tax cut permanent? People don't realize how close this country came to falling off the financial cliff in the last two years. Alan Greenspan will turn out to be the real hero of the financial world of the last 3 to 4 years.