The Herald Tribune speaks to Washington’s homeless about the presidential candidates and their reflections on the election.

“At times of crisis the homeless can be experts in economic malfunction. Some have strong views. An unscientific survey of several revealed Obama supporters, McCain supporters and others hard to define.

“Michael Stoops, an advocate for the homeless for more than three decades, has never seen them more engaged. If there is one thing the homeless have plenty of, after all, it is time, he said. Time to read – “some of them read The New York Times cover to cover.” Time to think. Time to argue politics.”

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