A forum for Princeton residents to express opinions about local and national issues
of the Week: "What do you think of John Edwards being named as John Kerry's running mate?"
Mr. Edwards makes a very nice impression, and so does Mr. Kerry, and they make a nice alternative to Mr. Bush. However, my problem is that I think we need to have more than two political parties. It has occurred to me that we have two men running for president both are New-Englanders, both went to prep school in New England, both went to Yale, both were members of Skull and Bones, both are millionaires, both come from political families. It is my opinion that we should have a third party that would, at least, give us another option as a candidate, and I would vote for him or her.
John Bleimaier, Princeton attorney and Hopewell farmer
I think thats good. They are sort of, soul-mates, being the first and fourth-most liberal senators, and I think they will work harmoniously together as far as the election campaign goes.
Stan Kephart, Cameron Court
I think it was the most strategic possible choice. A good choice from both a political standpoint, and from the standpoint of who would make the best president if something were to happen.
Jim Bleikamp, Moore Street
He is a very good choice. He compliments the ticket very well, and is a strong contrast to Chaney.
Emily Reeves, David Brearley Court
I think its a great pick, and I hope they win. The great think about Edwards is that he has the appeal to hold onto a different part of the party as well as Independent voters that I think Kerry does not have. The two of them make a very powerful whole package for the voters.
Jennifer Weber, Lecturer, PU History Department