Name: Michael Machnica Borough: Upstate New York I will vote: Donald Trump
“I am a rightly-dividing evangelical King James Bible believer (a tiny minority among so called “Christians”) that supports Mr. Trump (a vastly larger number).”
“I assisted with door-to-door campaigning in New Hampshire and South Carolina, assembly of lawn signs, phone banking and assisting with various small tasks that needed to be done in the headquarters building.”
“I am supporting Mr. Trump because I know for a fact, not just believe, that he wants to turn this country around. He, as well as millions of other Americans, have witnessed in their lifetime this once great country take a free-fall towards oblivion. As a patriotic American, he has an opportunity to do something to stop this country from destruction. History has proven that no civilization is immune from a catastrophic collapse. Mr. Trump wants to do whatever he can to keep that from happening, at least for the foreseeable future.”
“This common core garbage in the schools is dumbing down the nation’s youth. The entire Dept. of Education is unconstitutional. Education is one of the many matters reserved to the localities and states. Far more college students are assigned to read the Communist Manifesto than the Federalist Papers which was written by men who had a key part in the founding of this nation.”
Before Hillary Clinton launched in her campaign speech last Friday night at a New Hampshire fundraiser, she made sure to thank the “thousands of volunteers” who braved the bitter cold to get out the vote for her.
“I know how hard you are working. Across the state [you bring] your dreams and determination into this effort, knocking on doors in the winter cold,” Clinton said.
On the eve of the primary, the Democratic as well as the Republican candidates rely on thousands of volunteers working for them in the Granite State. Some are locals; many are not. In fact, many of the out-of-towners who flocked to New Hampshire this weekend were from New York.
Name: Betsy Steinman Borough: Uper East Side I will vote: Hillary Clinton
“I am here in New Hampshire to help out on the Hillary campaign. Came from New York City last Tuesday and will be here till after the primary. Then I will fly to South Carolina”
“This is something I have always wanted to do. I worked for women’s rights back in the 60ies and 70ies, and this [a female president] is like the last barrier that we haven’t broken. It’s kinda personal for women my age.”
“I am out canvassing. A lot of people of course are not home, because they are working during the day. But I was lucky in the areas that I was in, I have been getting about a fifty percent rate of actually talking to people. If they have any questions. I always ask what their concerns are. And sometimes we are able to talk them over, which is really rewarding.”
Name: Diane Atkins Borough: Brooklyn I will vote: Ted Cruz
“I am here in New Hampshire to support Ted Cruz. This is the man. That’s who I want for president. So I came up here with some friends from New York.”
“I like his integrity. I like that he stands for the Constitution. I like that he is willing to fight for what’s right, regardless of which party is throwing insults at him, is trying to push him out of the party.”
“He is a man of integrity. He is a man of faith. And he is willing to fight for the American people. He has done it over and over again in the Senate, and there is no reason to believe he won’t do it as president of the United States.”
“I don’t feel alone with my opinion in New York. As a matter of fact there is a lot of people in upstate New York that I know in different patriot groups who support him. Of course in the five boroughs there is less of us, but I do certainly know a handful of people.”