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op and watch it, like if you're in a bar and people are all watching...
SCOTT D: I was really struck, you know in Houston, and it's somewhere you're used to walking into a venue with a somewhat festive atmosphere, you know, like a DJ or a bar or whatever--and we walked in and everyone was just dead silent. Everyone in the audience was just watching this debate, hanging on every word. It's kind of weird, you know, this dance band--having to follow that, in that atmosphere. But it was cool, I mean, it was very inspiring actually, I mean, I was personally very happy that the kind of people that came to see our show were that invested in it.
What are your thoughts on Ralph Nader as a person, or any third party candidate? What do you think their role in this election is, and would you consider voting for them in a "safe" state?
SCOTT S: In the 2000 election, Ralph Nader perpetuated one of the biggest lies in modern American political history when he said that Al Gore and George Bush were "the same" and I think that he's either lost his mind, or he was just lying.
Do you think he was lying as a marketing strategy?
SCOTT S: I think I don't care what the motive was. We could try and predict what the motives were but if you understand it from an anti-establishment perspective, but uh, it was irresponsible and I'm still pissed at him for it. So, uh, I'm gonna vote Democrat.
It's interesting because you keep hearing that Republicans are working hard getting him on ballots in swing states in hopes of siphoning votes.
SCOTT S: They are. The only way he's gotten on ballots in Nevada and Arizona is through Republican money, and he's taken that money and uh, I think ultimately that his political career is played out. I don't think he will have a substantive effect on this election because we all know this election only matters in a few states and Nader is not a player in any of those states and I hope the Green Party picks somebody else soon.
They have. They officially endorsed someone else.
SCOTT S: Good. Good, he's gone, and I hope they stick with that.
What are your thoughts on the war on terror and the war on Iraq? In your view, does either candidate offer a solution for this? Can either solve the problem?
FRED: Well, what's the problem? The problem being that we've been attacked? Or is the problem that America is hated all over the world ?cause we're shitty? I mean, what's the real root of the problem, you know? Is there ever going to be a President that will make America less shitty? Is our foreign policy the problem or is it the focusing on this faceless, nameless boogey-man foe? You know? A little of the debates that I saw, I heard Kerry say it too. He said, "I hate the terrorists too. We're going to go find them, and we're going to kill them"
BETTY: Oh, I heard that--"kill"--it just, it like shook me. I was like, I can't believe I was thinking, "I have to vote for you!"
FRED: I don't know how much can really be done at this point that's in anyone's hands--I mean, foreign policy has just been progressively more shitty for years and years, going downhill, and it's really all just about oil anyway and just, a glutt
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