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Why are you voting ????

Posted by on Sep. 17, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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 Exactly why do you bother voting?

Is it because the candidate that's up for President shares the same Political views/outlook for this country as you ?( Jobs, Healthcare, War,ect.)

- OR -

Is it because the Candidate that's up for President shares the same Religious Values/Morals for this country as you ?(Womens Right, Abortion, LGBT Rights,ect.)

Which is it & Why ???

by on Sep. 17, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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4kidz916
by Gold Member on Sep. 17, 2012 at 2:39 PM

I vote on political views.  Social issues don't come into play for me at all.

broncfan
by Silver Member on Sep. 17, 2012 at 2:46 PM

This year it is all about the economy for my husband and me.  I have never voted republican in my life in a pres. election, but this year I will.  This will be the first republican vote EVER for my husband.

erika9009
by Silver Member on Sep. 17, 2012 at 2:47 PM

I vote on political views. 

If a candidates are "tied" so to speak, I will vote for the one that "stays out of my life the best".  That is ususally the Republicans.  The Dems always seem to think they "know better"

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Erika..

Children are a blessing and are never inconvenient.............

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Sep. 17, 2012 at 4:05 PM

I vote for the best candidate in terms of the big picture- and the big picture, IMO, is the one best equipped to handle global issues. Our economy does not exist in a vacuum- the International markets are all intertwined. I vote on the approach of the candidate- his he/she level headed and cool in a crisis or reactionary- The response can ratchet up issues, especially on a global stage. Is the candidate trust worthy? Is his/er message similar no matter the audience, or is there constant pandering involved?

POVs on issues and voting records are also important.

I vote candidate ALWAYS and not party-

NWP
by Guerilla Girl on Sep. 17, 2012 at 4:16 PM

For those of you who say you vote for political issues and ignore social ones, how can you separate that? The personal IS political, especially when it is being governed by law. Do you instead mean "fiscal"?  That would make more sense.

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