Voters Look Ahead to 1996 Election Year
The Associated Press
Dec. 16, 1995
Comments by voters asked their opinions of President Clinton, the Republican Congress and their hopes for the 1996 election year:
``It's not so much that I think Bill Clinton is wonderful and great, but that I am very concerned about how the Republicans are all trying so hard to see who is the most right, the farthest to the right. I don't understand that.'' _ Ann Wingrove, 40, a gift shop owner in Frankfort, Ky.
``I think he has more heart. I think he is more of a people person than his opponents.'' _ Rene Siria, 48, manager of crafts boutique in Frankfort.
``I don't like his views, especially on the budget. He's not taking good care of the country.'' _ Sue Corwin, 50, medical records clerk from Blue Ash, Ohio.
``I really hoped (Colin) Powell would have been in the race. He would have been 100 percent my choice.'' Carolyn O'Neill, 31, a San Diego Republican who works in health care marketing.
``He's totally American _ everything about him,'' Aaron Kosanke, 17, of San Diego, saying he hopes to cast his first vote for president next year for Ross Perot.
``I don't think (Clinton) has a lot of strong convictions that he sticks to. ... He seems to waffle a lot. .... I'm probably falling behind Dole right now. I think Dole is a little bit of a waffler, too.'' _ Tobey Lewallen, 37, works for Williamsburg, Mich., company that makes miniature golf courses.
``It seems to be you can't tell the difference between a Republican and a Democrat. ... I don't believe the leaders of either party have presented anything or anybody to help the people.'' _ John Floren, 58, an Orlando, Fla., entrepreneur who voted for George Bush in 1992.