the choice 2000
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the diary of the undecided voter: kim pepple
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dispatches
·Voting for Bush (11.7.2000)

·Down the Home Stretch: Leaning Heavily Toward Bush (10.31.2000)

·After the Vice Presidential Debate (10.11.2000)

·After the First Debate: Both 'Boomers' Did the Generation Proud (Sort Of) (10.5.2000)

·Introduction (10.2.2000)


background
Kim is 51 and works in public relations from a home office. He is married and has one child in college.

voting history
In 1992 he voted for George Bush and in 1996 he voted for Bob Dole.

key concerns
decreasing the size of the federal government, taxes, candidate with maturity

key concerns
In 1981, People magazine chose Kim and his wife and daughter as the average American family.

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Voting for Bush
November 7, 2000

I have decided to cast my vote for George Bush & Dick Cheney, although my "dream ticket" would be Joe Lieberman & Dick Cheney.

I have tried to focus on how each candidate views the role of government in people's lives. In this aspect, I prefer the philosophy or approach of George Bush (e.g., local control, states' rights, trusting people not government, etc.).

Regardless of who is elected President, I am willing to concede that very little is likely to change fundamentally in Washington, D.C., especially not in the short term. I feel, though, as if the country is in dire need of a psychological change from the damage inflicted by the Bill Clinton & Monica Lewinsky scandal and the White House fundraising fiasco. Whether it is fair or not, I am unable to separate Al Gore from the embarrassment of these events. His silence on the Clinton-Lewinsky matter is still deafening. And, when Gore claimed there was "no controlling authority" on his Buddhist Temple fundraising, he should have kept quiet!

Frankly, I am somewhat disappointed that I am not more excited or fervent about my decision to vote for Bush & Cheney. Although Gore & Lieberman got my attention in positives ways from time to time, here at the end, I prefer to see Bush & Cheney leading this country for the next four years.

previous dispatches
·Voting for Bush (11.7.2000)
·Down the Home Stretch: Leaning Heavily Toward Bush (10.31.2000)
·After the Vice Presidential Debate (10.11.2000)
·After the First Debate: Both 'Boomers' Did the Generation Proud (Sort Of) (10.5.2000)
·Introduction (10.2.2000)


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