ALEX CHADWICK, host:
And a brief program note now. Over the next year, as we cover the presidential race, you will be hearing from the candidates…
Senator JOSEPH BIDEN (Democratic Presidential Candidate): It's time to start to tell the truth.
Senator HILLARY CLINTON (Democrat Presidential Candidate): I will promise a very vigorous diplomatic effort.
Mr. RUDOLPH GIULIANI (Republican Presidential Candidate): You've got to control taxes.
Mr. FRED THOMPSON (Republican Presidential Candidate): I think there is no reason to believe that we're headed for a recession.
ALEX COHEN, host:
You'll also be hearing political analysis from our DAY TO DAY regulars - Ron Elving, John Dickerson and Juan Williams.
JUAN WILLIAMS: Sparks are coming off of both ends as these two powerful forces come together, Alex.
JOHN DICKERSON: Thank you, Alex.
RON ELVING: The president got what he wanted, Alex.
CHADWICK: And there's going to be a parade of pundits and campaign experts.
Unidentified Man #2: He's still a very effective politician but he sounds like a very effective conventional politician.
COHEN: The Internet has been a bonanza for campaign fundraising.
Unidentified Man #3: We're not too worried about winning primaries. The question is whether we can win the general elections.
COHEN: And political satire from our own Brian Unger.
BRIAN UNGER: What do you say to a child who asks, Mommy, Daddy, why is my senator trying to get down with a dude in an airport bathroom? Do I have a wide stance when I go potty?
CHADWICK: So what's missing?
COHEN: Don't you want to hear voices of people just like you?
CHADWICK: Well, we promise you will. Throughout this campaign, we're going to check in with voters across the country. We want to know the issues that they care about, the candidates they're supporting, how the race is affecting them. And one of these people that we talked with and hear from, one could be you.
COHEN: If you want to participate in our project, e-mail us. Just go to our Web site, npr.org, and click on that Contact Us link. Put Voter Project in the subject line and include your name, address, phone number and a brief description of your background; please, no more than 200 words in all.
CHADWICK: And they mean that. The editors here are very ill-tempered, as you may discover yourself. Go to the Contact Us link on our Web site, npr.org. Put Voter Project in the subject line of your e-mail, and if you're one of the finalists, the editors will call.
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