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Harsh Words From A Voter On The Fence

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Harsh Words From A Voter On The Fence

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Harsh Words From A Voter On The Fence

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Tim Cole, an undecided voter from the swing state of Pennsylvania, says he has a beef with both major candidates — and he's pulling no punches: Sen. John McCain is a "moron" and Sen. Barack Obama sounds like "Nixon in 1968."

MADELEINE BRAND, host:

OK. Now, let's hear a voice from our undecided voter project. We've been soliciting comments from people who still haven't made up their minds.

Mr. TIM COLE (Resident, Perryopolis, Pennsylvania): Tim Cole of Perryopolis, Pennsylvania. While I could never vote for a moron like John McCain, I find it hard to vote for Obama just the same. When he started out, Obama made some good points calling the imperialist military adventures of the Bush administration a blatant waste of money. Now however, he sounds just like Nixon did in 1968. He says he has a plan to end Iraq occupation, but sounds like he had a taste of the military-industrial-complex opiates. He doesn't seem to care one bit about white-collar crime, either. Even Nixon at least paid lip service to law and order. So, Barack Obama sounds like just another politician out there trying to pluck the wings of the American eagle to feather his own nest. Thank you.

BRAND: And thank you, Tim Cole. And listeners, if you are undecided, we do want to hear from you. We've created an interactive map where you can plot your location and leave a comment.

ALEX CHADWICK, host:

All the details and a link to the map are at the official Day to Day blog, npr.org/daydreaming. There are already about 100 comments there and plenty of other people like Tim Cole, npr.org/daydreaming.

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CHADWICK: More for that loyal listenership just ahead on Day to Day.

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