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Q & A With The iCandidates!

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It’s nearly time for our first iVote in The iCandidate and the timing couldn’t be more perfect - Super Tuesday!
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, this is America’s opportunity to vote for a true independent.
If you have been reading The iCandidate serialized exclusively in the NoteStream Book Club you will already be getting a feel for which contestants you favor, but it’s still early days and their first challenge is coming up.
It’s tough to think that one of the iCandidates will go out of the contest as a result of this ground-breaking interactive iVote.
So we asked each of our eight finalists a set of revealing questions to help you, the iVoter, decide who should go through to the next round.
Check out the answers and then head over to the latest installment of The iCandidate. When you get to the iVote button please be sure to make your voice heard.
The direction the story takes will depend on it.





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Q & A With The iCandidates!

The First iVote

It’s nearly time for our first iVote in The iCandidate and the timing couldn’t be more perfect - Super Tuesday!

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, this is America’s opportunity to vote for a true independent.

If you have been reading The iCandidate serialized exclusively in the NoteStream Book Club you will already be getting a feel for which contestants you favor, but it’s still early days and their first challenge is coming up.

It’s tough to think that one of the iCandidates will go out of the contest as a result of this ground-breaking interactive iVote.

So we asked each of our eight finalists a set of revealing questions to help you, the iVoter, decide who should go through to the next round.

Check out the answers and then head over to the latest installment of The iCandidate. When you get to the iVote button please be sure to make your voice heard.

The direction the story takes will depend on it.

Thank you

David Gardner

Executive Book Editor

NoteStream

Grace Conright, College Professor

Grace Conright, College Professor

Why do you think you would make a good President?

It’s in my blood. I would be proud to follow in President Obama’s footsteps as a black leader, but also as the first woman President of the United States.

Who is your hero?

My dad (former US Senator representing Illinois). He taught me about public service.

What living person do you most despise?

The men who killed my parents

Grace Conright (Cont.)

Favorite movie/song/book

High Society/Lets Get It On, Marvin Gaye/Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

If you could change one thing, what would it be?

I’d bring my parents back. (Readers note: Grace’s parents were assassinated during a campaign rally)

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Greed

What is your biggest fear?

Not living up to my potential

What’s the one luxury you would take to a desert island?

A photo book of my parents and my family

Would you rather: Spend money on health or defense?

Defense

Bomb North Korea or make peace with Putin?

Bomb North Korea

Witness the birth of Jesus or hunt with a caveman?

Definitely the birth of Jesus

Cameron Banks, Ad Exec

Cameron Banks, Ad Exec

Why do you think you would make a good President?

I’m not just a pretty face, I’m a master persuader.

Who is your hero?

President Harry S. Truman

What living person do you most despise?

Kanye West

Cameron Banks (Cont.)

Favorite movie/song/book

The Big Short/All of Me, John Legend/The Great Gatsby

If you could change one thing, what would it be?

Ban all GMO foods

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Monogamy, I mean monotony

What is your biggest fear?

Losing

What’s the one luxury you would take to a desert island?

A monogrammed silk robe

Would you rather: Spend money on health or defense?

Health

Bomb North Korea or make peace with Putin?

Make peace with Putin

Witness the birth of Jesus or hunt with a caveman?

Hunt with a caveman

Dulce Ramirez, Business Owner/Ceo

Dulce Ramirez, Business Owner/Ceo

Why do you think you would make a good President?

I’m a good organizer and a Latina mother. I have passion, I have fire; I look after my people. Believe me, I’m the boss.

Who is your hero?

Rosa Parks

What living person do you most despise?

Donald Trump

Dulce Ramirez (Cont.)

Favorite movie/song/book

9 to 5/Amor Prohibido, Selena/The House of the Spirits, Isabel Allende

If you could change one thing, what would it be?

I would reverse the current statistic of 14% women to 86% men CEOs in the U.S.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Racism

What is your biggest fear?

My kids getting hurt

What’s the one luxury you would take to a desert island?

An endless supply of tamales

Would you rather: Spend money on health or defense?

Health

Bomb North Korea or make peace with Putin?

Of course, make peace. Make peace every time.

Witness the birth of Jesus or hunt with a caveman?

The birth of Jesus

Gillian Lawfull, Nutritionist

Gillian Lawfull, Nutritionist

Why do you think you would make a good President?

Because I actually care about people. I listen. I know what they need.

Who is your hero?

Hippocrates and Bob Dylan

What living person do you most despise?

I don’t despise anyone but Ted Cruz gives me the creeps.

Gillian Lawfull (Cont.)

Favorite movie/song/book

Love Actually/Too Lost in You, Sugar Babes/To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

If you could change one thing, what would it be?

My hair. Why can’t it just behave?

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Liars. Be authentic. Say what you mean.

What is your biggest fear?

Dying in a dismal health system/A world without books

What’s the one luxury you would take to a desert island?

My live source probiotic Complex B vitamins (and a hairbrush)

Would you rather: Spend money on health or defense?

Health

Bomb North Korea or make peace with Putin?

Make peace with Putin

Witness the birth of Jesus or hunt with a caveman?

Hunt with a caveman

Rich Francombe, Football Legend

Rich Francombe, Football Legend

Why do you think you would make a good President?

If I can lead my team to three Super Bowl victories I’m darned sure I could lead this country.

Who is your hero?

John Elway

What living person do you most despise?

Bill Belichick

Rich Francombe (Cont.)

Favorite movie/song/book

Remember The Titans/We Are The Champions, Queen/Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

If you could change one thing, what would it be?

Scrap ties in football. Ties are boring with suits and with football. America needs a winner every time. Just keep playing until you get a winner. Simple really.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Cowardice

What is your biggest fear?

Old age

What’s the one luxury you would take to a desert island?

My Ferrari (red)

Would you rather: Spend money on health or defense?

Defense is key in sport and life

Bomb North Korea or make peace with Putin?

Who is Putin again?

Witness the birth of Jesus or hunt with a caveman?

Duh, let’s go hunting.

 Jennifer Flynt, PR Executive

Jennifer Flynt, PR Executive

Why do you think you would make a good President?

I know what I want! I never doubt my abilities to thrive in challenging conditions

Who is your hero?

Margaret Thatcher

What living person do you most despise?

Donald Trump. So tacky.

Jennifer Flynt (Cont.)

Favorite movie?

Pulp Fiction/Stronger, Christina Aguilera/Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger

If you could change one thing, what would it be?

Socialism

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Indecisiveness

What is your biggest fear?

Being overweight

What’s the one luxury you would take to a desert island?

Tweezers

Would you rather: Spend money on health or defense?

Defense

Bomb North Korea or make peace with Putin?

Bomb North Korea (and Iran)

Witness the birth of Jesus or hunt with a caveman?

Hunting with a caveman. Totally.

Todd Greenacre, Start-Up Entrepreneur

Todd Greenacre, Start-Up Entrepreneur

Why do you think you would make a good President?

I’m young and I’m successful. I have new ideas and people listen to me. I was born to do this.

Who is your hero?

Bill Gates

What living person do you most despise?

President Bashar al-Assad of Syria

Todd Greenacre (Cont.)

Favorite movie?

The Empire Strikes Back/Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen/1984, George Orwell

If you could change one thing, what would it be?

Make it harder to get guns

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Apathy

What is your biggest fear?

Failure

What’s the one luxury you would take to a desert island?

My mother’s locket

Would you rather: Spend money on health or defense?

Defense

Bomb North Korea or make peace with Putin?

Both

Witness the birth of Jesus or hunt with a caveman?

Birth of Jesus

Tom Jodes, Smalltown Mayor

Tom Jodes, Smalltown Mayor

Why do you think you would make a good President?

Hillary Clinton may have boobs and Donald Trump certainly has balls. But I’ve got both!

Who is your hero?

Winston Churchill. He ran half the world from his bathtub.

What living person do you most despise?

Rupert Murdoch

Tom Jodes (Cont.)

Favorite movie?

All The President’s Men/My Way, Frank Sinatra/Great Expectations, Dickens

If you could change one thing, what would it be?

My hairline

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Intolerance

What is your biggest fear?

Losing my wig.

What’s the one luxury you would take to a desert island?

A bath

Would you rather: Spend money on health or defense?

Health

Bomb North Korea or make peace with Putin?

Make peace with Putin

Witness the birth of Jesus or hunt with a caveman?

The Birth of Jesus