What issues are important to you when voting for a party/person?

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    Apr 08, 2012 8:15 PM GMT
    Just out of curiosity from you people that vote

    I've watched ALL of those GOP debates and all 4 of them bicker worse than girls so watching to find out which one is worth my support is difficult.

    Romney--he can debate very well but he NEVER answers a question he just dances around it and throws in some crap that's completely unrelated to the question. He's one of those guys thats very well educated and knows the dictionary inside and out but he doesnt say anything...at all.

    Santorum-- EVERYTIME he speaks all he does is blame Romney AND Obama. He doesn't explain why HE is the best person for the job he just tries to discredit the other candidates.

    Gingrich -- he talks about the moon and nasa way too much. Every time he opens his mouth i always have an urge to go smoke a blunt. He likes to blame Obama a lot as well WHICH is fine with me, but, it's pointless to discredit a person and NOT explain why you're the best man for the job.

    Paul -- I dislike him the least but he BARELY talks during any of the debates. He has my attention because he can crack jokes and isn't so up tight about everything. But he doesn't have a presence like the other 3. I remember from the debate in arizona when they were talking about the military and veterans coming back home He was the most qualified to talk but said the least.

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    Obama -- I haven't heard much from him after he made his address and there's no like or dislike for the man. From what i've seen thus far, he comes across as a socialist. I'm not a fan of that.

    Out of everyone running for president, who are you voting for and why? what issue(s) are important to you when choosing a party/person to run our country? What is it about that candidate that appeals to you personally?
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    Apr 08, 2012 11:33 PM GMT
    Boxer_Red saidJust out of curiosity from you people that vote

    I've watched ALL of those GOP debates and all 4 of them bicker worse than girls so watching to find out which one is worth my support is difficult.

    Romney--he can debate very well but he NEVER answers a question he just dances around it and throws in some crap that's completely unrelated to the question. He's one of those guys thats very well educated and knows the dictionary inside and out but he doesnt say anything...at all.

    Santorum-- EVERYTIME he speaks all he does is blame Romney AND Obama. He doesn't explain why HE is the best person for the job he just tries to discredit the other candidates.

    Gingrich -- he talks about the moon and nasa way too much. Every time he opens his mouth i always have an urge to go smoke a blunt. He likes to blame Obama a lot as well WHICH is fine with me, but, it's pointless to discredit a person and NOT explain why you're the best man for the job.

    Paul -- I dislike him the least but he BARELY talks during any of the debates. He has my attention because he can crack jokes and isn't so up tight about everything. But he doesn't have a presence like the other 3. I remember from the debate in arizona when they were talking about the military and veterans coming back home He was the most qualified to talk but said the least.

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    Obama -- I haven't heard much from him after he made his address and there's no like or dislike for the man. From what i've seen thus far, he comes across as a socialist. I'm not a fan of that.

    Out of everyone running for president, who are you voting for and why? what issue(s) are important to you when choosing a party/person to run our country? What is it about that candidate that appeals to you personally?


    Where is Ross Perot when you need him.
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    Apr 09, 2012 12:46 AM GMT
    Romney: "I hate gays, but I'm a moderate. Vote for me and I can moderately fight the gays. But I'm also a conservative, who will conservatively moderate the future of traditional marriage in this country. I am the most conservative, but also the most moderate."

    Santorum: "I hate gays and I'm proud to call myself a hater of the gays. I will make fighting the gays a national priority, when I'm not bombing the non-Christian world to bits and ensuring our society respects God's loyalty and support to the rich and privileged."

    Gingrich: "The gays are trying to impose secularism on us all....we must fight them, send them to a penal colony on the Moon and make their adopted children work as janitors."

    Paul: "I hate the gays, but let's leave it to the states, so that the states can fight gays on their own. Also, if a gay person was dying of AIDS I would let them die rather than touch them and get AIDS from touching their icky cootie-filled body. Plus, why waste money on the sick and dying....that's like collectivism, dude."
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    Apr 09, 2012 2:51 AM GMT
    Boxer_Red said

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    Obama -- I haven't heard much from him after he made his address and there's no like or dislike for the man. From what i've seen thus far, he comes across as a socialist. I'm not a fan of that.


    Obama is NOT a socialist. He is a center right moderate Democrat.
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    Apr 09, 2012 2:56 AM GMT
    Christian73 said
    Boxer_Red said

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    Obama -- I haven't heard much from him after he made his address and there's no like or dislike for the man. From what i've seen thus far, he comes across as a socialist. I'm not a fan of that.


    Obama is NOT a socialist. He is a center right moderate Democrat.


    I think a significant portion learned of the existence of the word "socialist" in 2008. Unfortunately they were spoon-fed the wrong definition.
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    Apr 10, 2012 4:36 AM GMT
    JPtheBITCH saidCanadians don't ever understand US politics. But they see so much of it on TV (so I'm told) that they always imagine that they do.


    i have american citizenship....im allowed to/have voted before...


    why didn't you just....i don't know....answer the question?icon_confused.gif

    you should feel dumb right about now.
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    Apr 10, 2012 5:35 AM GMT
    For me, the most important aspect in choosing a candidate is his or her underlying philosophy. Does the person value liberty, freedom, the Constitution, capitalism, free markets, etc?

    Politicians and political parties like to distract people and sway them with the "politics of the moment". You have to look through the distractions and find their underlying motives.

    When I examine at President Obama's actions, I see attempts to radically redefine America. You can see it in his unconstitutional attempt to force people to buy health insurance. You can see it in his flagrant undermining of judicial review when he recently claimed that "it would be an 'unprecedented, extraordinary' step for the justices to overturn the health-care law that stands as his signature domestic policy achievement'. http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obamas-supreme-court-comments-stir-debate/2012/04/04/gIQAtI8EwS_story.html

    This is what one could expect from a 'community organizer' who has no experience working in the real world. Socialism might look nice on paper, but it is based on false premises. Its fundamental flaws are evident in its failure to achieve success in the real world (see USSR, Cuba, et al). Do we want America to walk down this path? I do not. The shear danger of this man's vision is reason enough to vote against him.

    Sure, I don't agree with all aspects of Mitt Romney's platform. However, I think that fundamentally he understands the fragile and sacred liberty that America is built upon, and he would work to preserve our rights from being usurped by statists. These reasons are why I support Mitt Romney.
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    Apr 10, 2012 6:40 AM GMT
    Boxer_Red saidWhat issues are important to you when voting for a party/person?
    Equality -- For EVERYONE.

    Until that is reached, no social or financial issue will be fair.
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    Apr 10, 2012 11:56 PM GMT
    My number one concern is the type of activist they'll be appointing to the United States Supreme Court, should they become President.
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    Apr 11, 2012 12:22 AM GMT
    Continued implementation of Obamas Healthcare Reform
    Legalizing Gay Marriage
    Repealing Bush Tax Cuts