‘Nook on the Street, February 14

Matt Mertes / Sun Star

This week we asked students: What do you look for in a Presidential candidate?

“That's a tough one. Honesty and someone who actually knows how to do politics and can handle the stuff that's going on also not someone who's going to be offended by everything... You have to be willing to accept that there are different ways of doing things and that not everyone is like you, otherwise I don't see that person being a very good candidate.” -Adam Denndorfer, Freshman Para-medicine

“That’s a tough one. Honesty and someone who actually knows how to do politics and can handle the stuff that’s going on also not someone who’s going to be offended by everything… You have to be willing to accept that there are different ways of doing things and that not everyone is like you, otherwise I don’t see that person being a very good candidate.” -Adam Denndorfer, Freshman, Para-medicine

“I look for someone who is logical, who is able to kinda mediate with congress, because we've been having some party fragmentation and some stagnation in congress. We need somebody who is not necessarily bi-partisan, but someone who can work with both sides and kind of seal the cracks and get things rolling. I like a President who values more middle class rather then high class, because the middle class really runs our economy, runs public funding, runs all the things that keep our economy going... I like a President who is a little more in tune with the constituents, rather than congress, because of course you're always going to get representatives or elected officials who don't really pay attention. So if there is more connection with the President and the people, then it jumps that issue if an elected official isn't doing what they're supposed to be doing.” -Alyssa Quintyne, Senior, Political Science

“I look for someone who is logical, who is able to kinda mediate with congress, because we’ve been having some party fragmentation and some stagnation in congress. We need somebody who is not necessarily bi-partisan, but someone who can work with both sides and kind of seal the cracks and get things rolling. I like a President who values more middle class rather then high class, because the middle class really runs our economy, runs public funding, runs all the things that keep our economy going… I like a President who is a little more in tune with the constituents, rather than congress, because of course you’re always going to get representatives or elected officials who don’t really pay attention. So if there is more connection with the President and the people, then it jumps that issue if an elected official isn’t doing what they’re supposed to be doing.” -Alyssa Quintyne, Senior, Political Science

“Honesty, just jumps right off the bat... Socialism is becoming apparent in the democratic party, so it's kinda pushing me a little more maybe right center. Then I look on the republican side and I see some diversity as far as they had, Indian, Hispanic, Black, White, you know young, old, all kinda in there... It just blows me away. Ben Carson was someone I kinda liked, unfortunately national security kinda took him down, so it's so hard to say, no one has really jumped out, as far as who has said, I can be your President, your Commander and Chief and really take charge and take us back to a direction we envision the United States to be. I just don't see it yet and I'm hoping over time something will jump out.” -Jeramy Sledge, Junior, Secondary Education and Earth Science

“Honesty, just jumps right off the bat… Socialism is becoming apparent in the democratic party, so it’s kinda pushing me a little more maybe right center. Then I look on the republican side and I see some diversity as far as they had, Indian, Hispanic, Black, White, you know young, old, all kinda in there… It just blows me away. Ben Carson was someone I kinda liked, unfortunately national security kinda took him down, so it’s so hard to say, no one has really jumped out, as far as who has said, I can be your President, your Commander and Chief and really take charge and take us back to a direction we envision the United States to be. I just don’t see it yet and I’m hoping over time something will jump out.” -Jeramy Sledge, Junior, Secondary Education and Earth Science

“I think the things that are most important to me, being a white female, is that I want, I guess, control over my own body and over my own self... I would like to be able to receive any service that I deem necessary for myself. So I think it's important for presidential candidates to respect those opinions of a lot of people in the U.S.” -Jessica Adler, Freshman, Nursing

“I think the things that are most important to me, being a white female, is that I want, I guess, control over my own body and over my own self… I would like to be able to receive any service that I deem necessary for myself. So I think it’s important for presidential candidates to respect those opinions of a lot of people in the U.S.” -Jessica Adler, Freshman, Nursing

“I'm looking for someone who is honest for a change, someone who is just straight up honest. Someone who will say what they mean and mean what they say.” -Lorenzo Welch, Sophomore, Psychology

“I’m looking for someone who is honest for a change, someone who is just straight up honest. Someone who will say what they mean and mean what they say.” -Lorenzo Welch, Sophomore, Psychology

“Someone that is actually go ahead and change things, or that I can see holding himself. OK well that gives it away right, Bernie. Someone who will actually go and change the situation, right, because I feel like on both sides of the line people are really fed up. I feel like that's why Trump is being considered, I feel like that's why our generation is looking for a socialist and things like that. Someone who is also fed up and willing to go ahead and change things and will actually go ahead and do it.” -Nate White, second year graduate, Master of Art in Applied Linguistics

“Someone that is actually go ahead and change things, or that I can see holding himself. OK well that gives it away right, Bernie. Someone who will actually go and change the situation, right, because I feel like on both sides of the line people are really fed up. I feel like that’s why Trump is being considered, I feel like that’s why our generation is looking for a socialist and things like that. Someone who is also fed up and willing to go ahead and change things and will actually go ahead and do it.” -Nate White, second year graduate, Master of Art in Applied Linguistics

“Someone who is interested in social programs and doesn't take money from large businesses. Who stays on track and who hasn't wiggled on issues. Someone who has the name Bernie Sanders. I think someone who's honest, I think that's like the biggest one. I think honesty, staying on topic, staying on track and someone who believes in social programs and who believes in values that align with mine.” -Sabrina Martin, Senior, Homeland Security Emergency Management

“Someone who is interested in social programs and doesn’t take money from large businesses. Who stays on track and who hasn’t wiggled on issues. Someone who has the name Bernie Sanders. I think someone who’s honest, I think that’s like the biggest one. I think honesty, staying on topic, staying on track and someone who believes in social programs and who believes in values that align with mine.” -Sabrina Martin, Senior, Homeland Security Emergency Management

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