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Tell KPBS What Matters To You This Election

Tell KPBS what matters most to you this election.

In Evening Edition episodes leading up to the election, we will read your answers to the following questions. Or, if you visit our booth during Politifest on Saturday, Sept. 29, we can record you sharing your thoughts.

Leave your answers in the comments below, or email us at

You can also see the questions and answers on the KPBS Facebook page and Twitter account.

Here are the questions:

  • What's the most important issue to you this election?
  • Which candidate in any election are you most excited about?
  • How do you think the outcome of this election will change San Diego in the future?
  • Have you changed your mind about anything this election? If so, what?

Here are some responses from Twitter and Facebook:

Responses from Twitter and Facebook:

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Avatar for user 'roxane'

roxane | September 1, 2012 at 12:36 p.m. ― 4 years, 1 month ago

Climate change is the most important issue to me this election. We must take this issue more seriously, and we must act sooner rather than later. We need a candidate that is committed to taking action on climate change.

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Peking_Duck_SD | September 2, 2012 at 12:32 a.m. ― 4 years ago


It's a basic human right.

It's something every other developed nation offers to their citizens *except* the United States.

We are the only developed country where citizens live in fear of bankruptcy if we get really sick.

That is **NOT** the hallmark of the greatest nation on earth.

The U.S. declaration guarantees *all* our citizens to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

This is not possible without access to healthcare.

Healthcare is an inalienable right, and so far we are failing miserably to provide this to our citizens.

Both parties need to work harder, but the healthcare reform act passed by President Obama is a good **start**.

Republicans want healthcare to be something available only to those with means, that is in contrast with the values of our nation.

They want to turn medicare into a voucher system and erode safety nets.

They want to lead our country like a for-profit business as opposed to a government that has the priority of the safety, health, and welfare of our citizens.

Every single one of us has a body of flesh and blood that needs to be maintained and we **all** need basic healthcare.

We also **all** live on the planet earth and therefore are affected by climate change so that oo is important as roxane points out.

But I would say the number one issue right now is healthcare because it has implications into all facets of our existence including the economy and ability to secure employment,

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Avatar for user 'heteromeles'

heteromeles | September 2, 2012 at 6:07 a.m. ― 4 years ago

To be honest, the most important thing in politics (especially with KPBS) is to decrease the amount of pointless noise coming out of my radio, my TV, and my computer. While I was an NPR junkie for over a decade, the amount of pointless noise masquerading as political news coming out of all NPR stations is such that I've pretty much stopped listening to anything except the news at the top of the hour.

I've also stopped contributing. I can't directly defund NPR and their news choices, so instead, I have to hurt KPBS. Maybe I'll contribute again next year. Maybe not.

It started getting bad around 2004, with presidential year politics. Then it was every two years. Now it feels like I'm in a continual echo chamber, and no matter where I go, I get the same crap over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again. So the radio's off, facebook is about to be unfriended, and I'm going elsewhere for my news.

If you want to increase the amount of political coverage, I'll be blunt: I hope you go out of business, period. The only way I'll listen is if you get rid of 75% of the punditry and spin and focus on getting more primary news out.

Yes, I'm active in local politics. Thing is, there's a lot of OTHER THINGS happening in the world right now (wars, famines, earthquakes, economies collapsing, major politicians dying), but when that all gets pitched so that some half-informed pundit can regurgitate fifteen minutes blogosphere crap yet again, I turn off. Right now, I'm getting most of my news from the BBC, and while I enjoy listening to it on KPBS at night, if things get much worse, I'll listen to it on the internet straight from London and have done with you guys entirely. Oh, and I'll watch to the commercial stations to find out what happened in San Diego, because the political discussion has drowned that out too.

And saying this does not make me happy at all. Mostly, I feel like a long-term relationship with a formerly trusted friend is ending badly, due to that friends' increasing addiction to talk radio.

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Avatar for user 'kellymar'

kellymar | September 6, 2012 at 12:49 p.m. ― 4 years ago

What's the most important issue to you this election?

Women's health and the war against the poor and middle class

Which candidate in any election are you most excited about?

Elizabeth Warren.

How do you think the outcome of this election will change San Diego in the future?

The mayoral race may if Filner wins. Perhaps hotel owners and developers will finally lose their grip on the city council. Probably not, but here's hoping.

Have you changed your mind about anything this election? If so, what?

No. Everyone is showing the same colors they always have.

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Avatar for user 'llk'

llk | September 6, 2012 at 1:39 p.m. ― 4 years ago

What Duck said.

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