In every presidential election, candidates spend millions of dollars, producing and presenting their campaigns in television advertisements. With fewer and fewer people tuning in to watch the mainstays of the American political process -- conventions and debates -- these rapid-fire, spin-heavy spots may be the only direct contact millions of voters have with the man they will vote for on election day.
With the election just days away, CNN gave the each candidate two and a half minutes of free airtime to address America -- no slick graphics, no out-of-context sounds bites. It's "Free TV" and your chance to hear what six of the seven men running for the White House would say if you sat down with them for a couple of minutes and a cup of coffee.
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Harry Browne - Libertarian Party
I'm Harry Browne, the Libertarian presidential candidate. Bill Clinton wants the federal government to be twenty percent larger than it is now. Bob Dole wants it to be fourteen percent larger than it is now. So whom do you vote for if you want government to be a lot smaller than it is now? You vote for Harry Browne, the Libertarian candidate.
Bill Clinton - Democrat
We must make education our highest priority. So that all our children have the tools they need to make the most of their own lives. I want to build a bridge to the 21st century where we expand opportunity through education, where computers are as much a part of the classroom as blackboard...
Bob Dole - Republican
Hello, I'm Bob Dole and I want to talk to you about my economic plan for America's future. It's a plan about trusting the people -- not the government -- the people. And giving them back more of their resources they need to get the job done. My opponent has a million little plans for the government. Jack Kemp and I have one big plan -- to give you back more of your hard earned money and more of your freedom.
John Hagelin - Natural Law Party
I'm John Hagelin, nuclear physicist and presidential candidate for the Natural Law Party. I've spent twenty-five years researching and applying scientifically proven common sense solutions to America's problems. Fundamental solutions that the Republicans and Democrats won't talk about.
Ross Perot - Reform Party
I want to be your president for one reason -- to solve the problems which face us as a nation and put our county back on track for the 21st century. I want our children and grandchildren to have the same opportunity I had to live the American dream. No group in our country is more familiar with how hard it is to live that dream today than our young people in their late teens and early twenties.
Howard Phillips - Taxpayers Party
My friends there has been a revolution in America -- the wrong kind of revolution. It's been a revolution against the family. Family government has been undermined and political government has been strengthened. In 1961, one breadwinner working one job could support on family in comfort and look forward to a better year next year than this year. Now we're in a situation where multiple earners working multiple jobs are having a hard time making ends meat.
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