by Jim Nintzel
It was a busy weekend for Project White House candidates. Five of the presidential contenders—Michael Oatman, Doctress Neutopia, Charles Skelley, Chuck See and Peter "Simon" Bollander—met for an impromptu debate and pot luck on Saturday night on Oatman's Access Tucson show, Illegal Knowledge. It was a friendly but frank exchange of ideas ranging from mining in the Santa Rita Mountains to whether humans should be allowed to marry robots.
The debate served as a great warm-up for Wednesday's Tucson Weekly/Access Tucson/Project White House Dark Horse Presidential Candidate Debate ’08.
Elsewhere in PHW this weekend: As seen in the highlight clip above. Sean "CF" Murphy addressed the Saturday Morning Breakfast Club. We'll have more highlights as they become available.
In other Project White House news: Less than 24 hours remain for you to cast an online vote in the Tucson Weekly Readers’ Endorsement elimination round. Be sure to visit Project White House Polling Central Headquarters and make your choice.
Some of the races remain tight, particularly among Democrats in the Johnson Division, where Peter “Simon” Bollander is tied with TW staffer Tish Haymer. Political insiders speculate that Haymer’s campaign has been hampered her lack of a computer. Leland Montell remains within striking distance with 27 percent of the vote.
In the Udall Division, Michael Oatman is leading with 46 percent of the vote, but Chuck See and Orion Karl Daley both remain within striking distance with 27 percent each.
Remember: Your vote could make all the difference!