Mountain View Voice

For the Record - August 31, 2012

Voices Around Town

Will the respective political parties' conventions influence your presidential pick?

Asked in downtown Mountain View. Pictures and interviews by Nick Veronin.

"I do pay attention even though I'm an independent, primarily because I think it's possible to get good ideas from either party. So why not pay attention?"

Dave Nielsen, Mountain View

"No. I do not feel the news coverage of either convention will influence the way that I vote."

Lisa Haley, Palo Alto

"I guess I'm following it in a very casual manner, because I'm a pretty firm Democrat and liberal, so I'm pretty positive that I'm voting for Barack Obama."

Amanda Ferris, Sunnyvale

"Yes. The conventions do matter for me. I watch the Republican convention. I have it recorded right now. I definitely will watch Romney's speech and Ryan's speech — the same with the Democrats. It's just interesting to get a perspective. I'm not a Republican, I'm a Democrat, but it's just interesting to hear what the other side has to say."

Matson Wade, Redwood City

"I'm absolutely paying attention to the convention. While I probably have my mind made up, it potentially could change, so I'm not going to say I'm completely closed off to a potential different candidate."

Dave Fawcett, San Francisco

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