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Presidents Day Q&A

Interviews by Pete FowlerGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS To some, Presidents Day means just another day off. Heres what four people around the city had to say about the holiday, the president and the upcoming presidential election.

What does Presidents Day mean to you? It means a day off.What do you think about our current president, George W. Bush? I couldnt think less of him.What do you think of the current presidential race? Its exciting. Not just the historic part, but its exciting to see the potential for something that actually is a little different in Washington. At least for me personally, its the first election in a while where I actually feel Im voting for someone instead of against someone.Which presidential candidate would you pick if you had to vote for someone today? Barack Obama.Why? I feel like both he and (Hillary) Clinton are real strong candidates. I feel like if I vote for Clinton, she would do an OK job. I think voting for Barack is a little bit of a gamble but I think great things could come of it. Really, all his views on health care and the war and just moving our country from this sort of ethic of fear.

What does Presidents Day mean to you? Just a day off, really. I liked it better when we actually celebrated the presidents.What do you think about our current president, George W. Bush? Not much. I dont like him.What do you think of the current presidential race? I think the Democrats will win it this year.Which presidential candidate would you pick if you had to vote for someone today? Id leave it between (Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton), but I dont know which one. I dont like the Republicans.Why? Because I think we need a change. Republicans I dont care for the way theyve done things for the past few years and we just need a change.



What does Presidents Day mean to you? It doesnt really mean much. I wish it was a day off.What do you think about our current president, George W. Bush? Hes an oilman. I havent really cared for him because hes sort of abandoned what the Republican Party is about.What do you think of the current presidential race? Im sort of disappointed with the candidates we have to choose from on either side. (John) McCains sort of a liberal. Im disappointed Ill have to vote for him because I wont vote for a Democrat.Which presidential candidate would you pick if you had to vote for someone today? Fred Thompson would have been the one Id have voted for.Why? Just because hes a conservative Republican that believes in small government and doesnt believe in all the earmarks.

What does Presidents Day mean to you? Its a good shopping day. Its usually our first big weekend after New Years (for business at the Candlestick Maker, a downtown Glenwood Springs store that she owns).What do you think about our current president, George W. Bush? Its a good thing that were getting ready for a new election. I think thats the best I can say about him.What do you think of the current presidential race? I think its interesting because having a woman and an African-American is something different that weve just never had. It could change the direction in which we head. On the other hand, it could change absolutely nothing.Which presidential candidate would you pick if you had to vote for someone today? Barack Obama.Why? I think he has some of the most doable changes. I do not like McCain at all. Hillary Id love to see a woman make it, but for a lot of her ideas, we dont have the funding to support them.Post Independent, Glenwood Springs Colorado CO


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