Have You Ever Voted for the Winning Candidate in a Presidential Election?

Published the week of August 16-22, 2000

Aug 16, 2000 at 4:00 am
Derek Phillips
Assistant Director, Arbor Group

"Ah, yes I have, and as a result the economy's good, I make more money ... but he hasn't done much for family values."

Jane Blackwell
Education Consultant

"The only one was Bill Clinton, whom I voted for in '92 but not '96. In '96 I voted for the Natural Law Party -- I can't even remember the candidate's name. I started my voting career with George McGovern, and then I voted for Hubert Humphrey. He didn't win, either. Mondale and Dukakis fell by the wayside, too. I have a long history of voting for Democratic liberals."

Samantha Riley
Farm Laborer

"I'm only 15. I can't vote yet, but no matter who I want, they always lose -- or, like John McCain, they get eliminated before the election. I think I curse them when I want them to win, because I have bad luck personally, and I think it rubs off on the candidates."

Mike Howell
Inventor, Ultrasonic Dreadlock Detangler (Patent Pending)

"Just Carter and Clinton. I went for Perot one time -- I must've been out of my mind. But I do like Clinton. He's given me something else to do with these cigars. The only two people who were ever creative with cigars are Bill Clinton and Groucho Marx. As for this November, I'm waiting to see who John Hinckley Jr. is going to endorse. I might throw my vote in that direction."

Mandy Rose
Physical Educator, Kaiser Elementary

"No, 'cause I've never voted in a presidential election. Usually I'm not that knowledgeable about the candidates, so I feel that no vote is better than the wrong vote. I feel like the country's gone right along without my one vote."

Wally Steinman

"Yes, I've voted for the winners and the losers, and voting for the winner isn't as important as actually participating in the election process. The key is to vote and stand out from the apathetic masses."