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George W. Bush and John Kerry are both using the airwaves to broadcast their competing visions of America. The presidential contenders have already spent millions of dollars in efforts to convert voters in battleground states, including Colorado. The Independent headed to the streets to ask people if these tactics are actually working.

click to enlarge Kenneth Duncan  -  - Southeast -  - Delivery and route sales -  - What's the best presidential campaign ad that you've seen? Any of George Bush's. -  - Do TV ads work or are they just propaganda? I personally think they don't work. -  - Which candidate has been more negative with campaign ads? Kerry.  -  - What's the worst campaign ad you've seen? Using them children in working conditions, as if I'm going to make my children work like that. -  - Do you think Colorado will go Republican or go Democrat? I think that has as good a chance as going Democrat as it ever has. I'm hoping it goes Republican.
  • Kenneth Duncan

    Southeast

    Delivery and route sales

    What's the best presidential campaign ad that you've seen? Any of George Bush's.

    Do TV ads work or are they just propaganda? I personally think they don't work.

    Which candidate has been more negative with campaign ads? Kerry.

    What's the worst campaign ad you've seen? Using them children in working conditions, as if I'm going to make my children work like that.

    Do you think Colorado will go Republican or go Democrat? I think that has as good a chance as going Democrat as it ever has. I'm hoping it goes Republican.

click to enlarge Sylvia Saidi  -  - Academy and Airport -  - Legal secretary -  - What's the best presidential campaign ad that you've seen? I really don't like any of them because they're trying to cut each other's throats. I don't like things like that. -  - Which candidate has been more negative with campaign ads? I'm not partial to Bush, so I've got to say him.  -  - What's the worst campaign ad you've seen? Making an issue over Kerry's service in the armed forces is really moot, and I think that's really low-balling things. -  - Do you think Colorado will go Republican or go Democrat? That is hard to say, but I think a lot of people feel negatively toward Bush. So I think that Kerry has a good chance.
  • Sylvia Saidi

    Academy and Airport

    Legal secretary

    What's the best presidential campaign ad that you've seen? I really don't like any of them because they're trying to cut each other's throats. I don't like things like that.

    Which candidate has been more negative with campaign ads? I'm not partial to Bush, so I've got to say him.

    What's the worst campaign ad you've seen? Making an issue over Kerry's service in the armed forces is really moot, and I think that's really low-balling things.

    Do you think Colorado will go Republican or go Democrat? That is hard to say, but I think a lot of people feel negatively toward Bush. So I think that Kerry has a good chance.

click to enlarge Julie Bloom  -  - Gleneagle -  - Facilitator -  - Do TV ads work or are they just propaganda? I don't think they work too well. If I watch TV and can't remember them and they're spending that kind of money, then I guess it's not the best way to spend the money. -  - Which candidate has been more negative with campaign ads? John Kerry. He's just negative on everything he puts in the ads, whether it's Social Security or the economy. With the economy perking, he doesn't seem to acknowledge that at the moment.  -  - What's the worst campaign ad you've seen? John Kerry's ads on the negativity of the economy. -  - Do you think Colorado will go Republican or go Democrat? Oh gosh, I hope it goes Republican.
  • Julie Bloom

    Gleneagle

    Facilitator

    Do TV ads work or are they just propaganda? I don't think they work too well. If I watch TV and can't remember them and they're spending that kind of money, then I guess it's not the best way to spend the money.

    Which candidate has been more negative with campaign ads? John Kerry. He's just negative on everything he puts in the ads, whether it's Social Security or the economy. With the economy perking, he doesn't seem to acknowledge that at the moment.

    What's the worst campaign ad you've seen? John Kerry's ads on the negativity of the economy.

    Do you think Colorado will go Republican or go Democrat? Oh gosh, I hope it goes Republican.

click to enlarge Tina Middleton  -  - South Carolina -  - Legal secretary -  - What's the best presidential campaign ad that you've seen? Bush slamming Kerry on something really shocking. I can't remember it right now. -  - Do TV ads work or are they just propaganda? We all know they're propaganda. But for the average voter, I think yes [the ads work]. They're only going to pay attention to the last three months of this stinking election anyway. -  - Which candidate has been more negative with campaign ads? Probably Bush.  -  - Do you think Colorado will go Republican or go Democrat? Probably Democrat. I think people are kind of tired of [the current administration].
  • Tina Middleton

    South Carolina

    Legal secretary

    What's the best presidential campaign ad that you've seen? Bush slamming Kerry on something really shocking. I can't remember it right now.

    Do TV ads work or are they just propaganda? We all know they're propaganda. But for the average voter, I think yes [the ads work]. They're only going to pay attention to the last three months of this stinking election anyway.

    Which candidate has been more negative with campaign ads? Probably Bush.

    Do you think Colorado will go Republican or go Democrat? Probably Democrat. I think people are kind of tired of [the current administration].

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