In this week’s collection of portraits from For The Record, we asked folks at the Farmers Market if they had been watching, or plan to watch, the Republican National Convention. (Photos by Tanzi Propst/Park Record)
Peter and Sue Foreman from Champaign, Illinois pose with Ruby, their Red Labrador Retriever, at the Farmers Market Wednesday afternoon, July 20, 2016. The two have been not watching the Republican National Convention and don't plan to watch either the RNC or the Democratic National Convention "because they're both equally boring." "You get the cute little soundbites [from other media outlets] and then I don't have to waste three hours of my time," Peter said. "[The candidates] don't care about us as people," Sue said. The couple mentioned their decision to abstain from watching the conventions was "very a-political...it's not good theatre." (Tanzi Propst/Park Record)
From left, Judy McCaffery and Kristen Mouney pose for a portrait during the Farmers Market Wednesday afternoon, July 20, 2016. The two have both been watching the Republican National Convention "with great curiosity."
"I'm finding it quite difficult to choose a candidate," McCaffery said. "I love the Trump kids...they've done a wonderful job representing their families."
"My hope is that this campaign could discuss positive aspects of each candidate and veer away from the negatives so we'll all feel hope, peace and love," Mouney said. (Tanzi Propst/Park Record)
Maryland native, now-Park City local Ian Hall has not been and doesn't plan to be watching the Republican National Convention. "I don't think watching it will make a difference or affect who I vote for," he said at the Farmers Market Wednesday afternoon, July 20, 2016. (Tanzi Propst/Park Record)
Glenn Wright has been watching this year's Republican National Convention he said at the Farmers Market Wednesday afternoon, July 20, 2016. "I'm extremely disappointed...it's a 50 year policy of accumulating a racist vote to get to where we are today," he said. "They've been playing dog-whistle politics for about 50 years now and Trump is the result." (Tanzi Propst/Park Record)
Rudi Kohler has not been watching the Republican National Convention, but summed up the election in two words: "Hate and fear."
"I think that summarizes what's happening," he said Wednesday afternoon, July 20, 2016 at the Farmers Market. "I've been getting summaries from PBS." (Tanzi Propst/Park Record)