Okay, how do you decide who to vote for?
We have 2 main voting options right now for the local senate race...
One, I can agree with on 75% of the issues, but I disagree with him on the big things like abortion, gun control and healthcare. IMO though, he is the better option on subjects like jobs, taxes and other day to day issues...
The second is just about opposite. I don't agree with his "day to day" issues, yet I like his stance on the bigger issues that don't really affect my day to day...
So, my question is, not so much how should I vote, but how would YOU vote? Do you vote for the guy who you agree with on Major Issues which may or may not affect you on a daily basis but who has lousy views on the stuff that affects you every day? Or the guy who you agree with on the Day to Day issues even though you passionately disagree with him on the BIG stuff?
Answer by lovinangels at 12:13 PM on Oct. 18, 2010
Without specifics, it's difficult for me to say. There is a guy who is running for congress in my state. He says he stands for "traditional marriage" and "family values". He has also said that he wants to "return our nation to its Judeo-Christian roots". Yes, he actually said it. That tells me that he panders to the Religious Right, and has no interest in protecting my freedoms. I wouldn't care if he had all the answers to fixing our economic problems. I wouldn't vote for him because in his mind, we should be living under his biblical views, which shows a very poor understanding of our Constitution, the First Amendment, and no concern for those who don't fit with his religious and "moral" views. He is not for upholding our Constitution. He is for increasing the already too powerful Evangelicals--especially if it helps him with his political aspirations.
Answer by jsbenkert at 12:18 PM on Oct. 18, 2010
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:23 PM on Oct. 18, 2010
Answer by LeanneC at 12:24 PM on Oct. 18, 2010
To me, jobs, fiscal responsibility, taxes, etc ARE the big issues. So I'd vote for the first guy.
Answer by SuperChicken at 12:45 PM on Oct. 18, 2010
Personally, I would vote for the candidate that aligned with my beliefs on the big issues, they do affect my day to day life. I just have strong moral convictions and I couldn't vote against a candidate for a higher level position that I did not agree with on certain issues. It's not so much what the candidates believe or practice in their lives, but how they will vote on the big issues.
Answer by BandME at 12:47 PM on Oct. 18, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 12:52 PM on Oct. 18, 2010
Answer by Ginger0104 at 1:03 PM on Oct. 18, 2010
Answer by BiloxiDreams at 1:04 PM on Oct. 18, 2010