Coming from a country where being gay is legal and protected and gay marriage is (also legal!) an almost complete non-issue, to living in the USA where I could be denied housing or be fired from my job because I'm gay - I dont understand how anyone could vote to forward a party who wants to continue making you a second or third rate citizen!
I will admit to being somewhat apathetic about the US political and economic system, its my belief and understanding that us little guys (that includes all of us - I would love to chat with anyone on this board who believes they've benefited, especially financially from the Bush administration!) are fucked from go.
I'm not a huge Obama fan, but I am more inclined to believe his message than anyone fronting the Republican party. After 8 years of lies, murder, and continued assaults on our personal freedoms, all in the name of our safety, enough is enough!
I am and always have been fearful of those who believe and are into anything 100%. The democrats are not perfect and not ideal, but I believe better than what the republicans have done and are willing and able to do for us.
If anyone pro Republican has concrete, detailed reasoning/explanation for their views, please get back to me. I am open to seeing what positive things I've missed.
Great speech from a great book: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjALf12PAWc
P.S. I'm actually a Green Party (http://www.gp.org) member, even though their attempts to push forward a presidential candidate is laughable and not even legally recognized in the state of Ohio. What can I say, they're bigger and more important outside of the US