Who will get your vote for President of the United States?

October 25, 2010 / by / 51 Comments

Who will get your vote for President of the United States?

  • Barack Obama (46%, 536 Votes)
  • Mitt Romney (46%, 529 Votes)
  • Neither, I don't like either candidate (7%, 78 Votes)
  • Undecided (1%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,158

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  1. Jennifer Jerram Lamley

    In your article, you say Obama is leading in the early returns. Are you referring to early voting? If so, then you made an unfactual statement as those ballots, along with absentee ballots, will not be opened or counted until the polls close on election day. Non-partisan, well-weighted polls actually have Romney in the lead. He is expected to take between 320 and 330 electoral votes. Regardless of how you vote, the outcome of the election will be a nail-biter to say the least!

    Oct.26.2012 at 10:59 am
  2. Bob Romantic

    The implication was that Obama was leading the early returns “of our poll.” Hope that clears it up.

    Oct.26.2012 at 11:13 am
  3. Tammie

    I pray that all voters take the time to dig into the REAL issues and to critically evaluate what our country really needs. We need more than a popularity contest, we need real leadership and an understanding of finance and the economy–a balanced budget and cuts in spending to get us there. No matter how much we love our social programs, we are at a point that we have to recognize that we need to be able to PAY for them. Without a strong economy, we will not be able to do that. Four years is enough time. Any CEO would have long been fired, any sports coach would have long been let go. Leaders work through conflict and struggle and get results, and do not blame. I’ve never understood demonizing the rich … I’ve never had a poor man employ me, nor have I ever felt any sense of entitlement to take from someone else what I did not sacrifice to earn. It’s time to stop running our country beyond its means. We can’t do it in our personal lives without failure, so why should we expect differently of our government?

    Oct.26.2012 at 11:19 am
  4. James Brown

    Every one gets hurt when a certain party makes a decision that no matter what the prsident tries they will also vote against it even if it hurts the people is unamerican. We as students owe are abilty to go to college to this president and the ability to be able to still have health insurance because of this president.

    Oct.26.2012 at 11:35 am
  5. Ben

    “We as students owe are ability to go to college to this president”?

    How did you come up with that conclusion? The president has done nothing to improve your ability to go to school, in fact he has cut subsidized loans to graduates.

    “and the ability to be able to still have health insurance because of this president”.

    Do some research buddy.

    Oct.26.2012 at 11:43 am
  6. Bob

    Interesting 100 votes is not much of a sample. What is the distribution of GCU Today Digest? Also curious of the population doing the voting. This may be taking it too deep, but doesn’t your voting survey allow all GCU population including those of legal registered voters and those that are not legal to vote in this country? Just asking.

    Insteading of casting a vote for president why not have a voting survey asking what America needs to get back at being the Great Nation we were/are? A good paying job might be on the menu especially after graduating from GCU.

    Regards,
    Bob

    Oct.26.2012 at 11:44 am
  7. Tristan Godwin

    If you happen to work for a “For-Profit” University, and you value your job, it would be in your best interest to vote for Mitt Romney.

    Oct.26.2012 at 12:00 pm
  8. Bobby Player

    I think the President has done a good job, considering the obstalces he had to overcome. I don’t believe Governor Rommney can do any better, especially with the plans he has.

    Oct.26.2012 at 12:25 pm
  9. Jimmy

    To say or even think that a company as large as the United States can be turned around in a 4 year period shows lack of understanding of history and the laziness to pursue information that is not broadcasted on television networks. This country started its “reign” in debt and will continue to do so until its demise. The presidential candidates only have the final say in what direction this country, or I mean business, goes in. Advisors, advise and the leaders make the decision based on the advice. Can we safely and comfortably say that our current President can do better? The answer I hope is yes. We should also take into account that his predecessor clearly warned us of a financial crash as he walked out of the oval office with a smirk. Our previous president has kept very quiet, unlike any other president before….this is rather interesting since that administration acted for that administrations times frame and NOT for the future of this country…the future that we are living in now. I am more than certain that no one opened the “books” prior to our current president taking office and said, “this is what you are going to have to fix!” Unlike any other job, as President of this great business….you don’t know the intricate details of the job until you get it. When President Barack Obama won the election by a land slide four years ago, it was because people were sick and tired of the same old redundant speeches, actions and reactions. Little did we know how messed up the White House was. With his election, we graduated as a country into being respected as a diverse, melting pot, land of the free institution the world has heard about, and now finally sees. Face it people…change is difficult but the only constant in life. Be prepared to move FORWARD!

    Oct.26.2012 at 1:13 pm
  10. Bob

    Jimmy, what you say I some what agree with. Obama did win the election because McCain wimped out at the end: my opinion. But, Promises Obama made were not kept, transparency in the government was not. Obama, Harry Reid, and Peloisa help to put us further in debt. Obama’s greatness is for blaming the other person aside from fixing the problem. Respect for America and our National worth is at the lowest it has been in many years.Illusions is what Obama is about. Excuses and blame. I think many should wake up and realize that Obama did not and cannot turn this country around. BS talk and no action. People are hurting. Still loosing their homes and cannot find work to support their families. It is time to move forward, forward with Romney!

    Oct.26.2012 at 3:34 pm
  11. Eric B

    There is an underlying factor in this election more than any other election that has brought out both the best and unfortunately worst of us as Americans. We would be naive to sweep this factor under the rug or treat it as if it is a non-factor. This factor is that the world is becoming more diverse but many of us are uncomfortable with the fact that for the first time in the history of our great nation, we have an African-American president. This has sparked fear in many Americans and this fear has manifested into a divide in the country. Many if us say we are not troubled by theses changes but our actions are stronger than our words. I have no doubt that there will be more presidents of color and women presidents as well. Once we embrace the fact that the world is changing, we will be able to really make sound and rational decisions on which presidential candidate is truly best for our country.

    Oct.26.2012 at 3:51 pm
  12. Ben

    Good points Bob. Jimmy, since this country is a “business” don’t you think it makes more sense to put a good business man into office? It seems to me a good business man would do a better job of pointing this “business” in the correct direction than a lawyer with a socialist agenda. No doubt Obama inherited a mess but we are going further into debt and at a historic pace, not heading in the right direction that you mentioned.

    Oct.26.2012 at 4:51 pm
  13. cliff

    Truthfully I am not impressed by neither candidates one is an excellent spokesmen and the other acts like a robot, it is like choosing the lesser of two evils, I am undecided,I wish a woman was running I would gladly give her a chance, who ever wins whether republican are demacrat all I want is one thing that both parties would work together to make this a better country.

    Oct.26.2012 at 6:20 pm
  14. Bob

    Eric B.,why is it race comes up? Let us not forget that Obama’s mother is/was white. I wonder why this is not acknowledge much? So in my mind Obama is of mixed culture, which is alright with me. I am not bothered by his race/culture, what I am bothered by is he nas not accomplished things to get this Great Nation back on the road to recovery. All Obama has is the blame game. Where are the jobs that can support families? What about the economy? Not doing too good. But what does he worry about? Big Bird!
    Regards,
    Bob

    Oct.26.2012 at 6:41 pm
  15. Trisha

    Eric, are you saying that if we don’t vote for an African-American we are racist? And if we deny that we aren’t voting for them because of this we are listing ourselves? Because that sounds racist to me. I vote for the content of their character regardless of colour. The Obama campaign has done a lot to try to create division amongst caucasian and African-Americans more so than any other campaign I have ever seen in my lifetime.

    Oct.26.2012 at 9:55 pm
  16. Trisha

    I meant kidding not listing.

    Oct.26.2012 at 9:56 pm
  17. James Brown

    Ben The is a country made up of people it is not a business. A business does not care about people just the business. Our foundy fathers did not want that to hppen . Remember of the people by the people and for the people. This is not a monopoly game

    Oct.27.2012 at 8:26 am
  18. Brian Miller

    I believe the bigger problem we face today is our division. We blame the POTUS/Congress for the gridlock in Washington but we fail to realize that We The People are in gridlock ourselves and our representatives in Congress are just a reflection of what we are and what we stand for. We elect them while they’re promising us that they won’t give an inch to the other side, and we elect them believing that they will somehow crush the other side and come out victorious. All we get in return is blame finger pointing and no resolution.

    Oct.27.2012 at 12:53 pm
  19. Johnny Cash

    Is it really necessary to label the opponent as a complete failure and enemy of the state just to make your candidate look better? We need to stop demonizing opponent candidates during and after the elections and use common sense when we’re making a case for our candidate. With every election the propaganda is getting worse and as a result we’re becoming a very polarized nation, which will lead us to failure. There will be always left and right among us and we need each other to find the balanced center.

    Oct.27.2012 at 1:01 pm
  20. Mike on the bike

    I’m a Christian and I’m ready to give one of my two shirts to the one who has none. I don’t care if my brother or sister is white, black, Asian, Hispanic, lazy or hard working. Jesus didn’t say help only those who are working. He had mercy even for the worst of sinners. We’re in this together and if I have to pull harder on my end, so be it. I know many people who are struggling and are working harder than I am, yet they still need help to get through the month. Let’s stop judging and start working together.

    Oct.27.2012 at 1:11 pm
  21. Chrisrine

    Dear Friends:

    I respect your diversified points of view. These are my opinions. It is time to pray for the health, wellness, and success of the American political system. We as voters need to intelligently and prayerfully study the issues, propositions, and candidates for all offices. After we study, we need to prayerfully select righteous candidates to lead us. This is a choice land which needs to follow Jesus Christ, the commandments, and the Golden Rule. Remember, we the people, are the government. We need to know the Constitution and make sure our leaders know it and follow it.

    Oct.28.2012 at 12:43 am
  22. Frank Serafini-Clingenpeel

    I have just made an interstate residency change, so I will not qualify to vote in this election. However, Obama is actually my second choice for the office this year. My first choice is a tie, between anyone up to and including Charles Manson.

    I don’t particularly care for Romney, but his pro-Israel stance makes him the marginally less objectionable candidate to me. Loyalty to my faith includes a pro-Israel stance, and I do not believe that Obama would lift a finger to prevent herdownfall, if he wasn’t forced to by precedent and international agreement. Even with them, my belief in his willingness to carry out America’s assurances to Israel in good faith is extremely weak.

    America simply will not come out of this financial trial until we have unitl between Capitol Hill and the White House. As long as Obama is using our econy as a political football — which is exactly what Boehner is doing as well, mind you — he will not get my vote.

    Oct.28.2012 at 2:21 pm
  23. Eric B

    My comment was not to intimate that a person is racist if they do not vote for President Obama. I was simply shedding light on a subject that cannot be ignored and which has caused great angst amongst many Americans. This angst will have an effect on this election whether we choose to admit it or not. Just turn on your TV And watch the venomous punditry in this election.

    Oct.29.2012 at 12:01 pm
  24. Eric B

    I meant “insinuate” not “intimate”. This was sent from my phone.

    Oct.29.2012 at 12:09 pm
  25. Kristi H

    My family sent our ballots out today! 4 Votes to President Obama! :)

    Oct.29.2012 at 11:23 pm
  26. Number One Conservative

    BARF!

    Oct.30.2012 at 11:23 am
  27. Ms.Nelson

    I think that the big picture is that we have to right and the personal reference to vote as we please. I think that I have and will always work for everything I gotten. So either way the economy goes me, my husband and five children will continue to make it. With one child in college for RN and four more to go I am keeping my eyes on the big picture and that is to stay employed and live comfortable as we have for years. The president Obama has done what he could. Romney will get in and do the same. No one will ever get everything in America right. One thing is for certain the rich has not helped me, the poor has not helped me, the middle class has not either. No one president has ever gotten it right!! And the way I see it, if a candidate is speaking what you feel is for you then vote for them.I will vote which ever way my heart feels will fit what I am in the big America. I am middle class,with children going and in college,I work for the Dept of Revenue,and I am a small business owner. So who and what ideas in a president fits into my life?

    Oct.30.2012 at 4:54 pm
  28. Jon

    I believe that a president must be steadfast in his views. As a Republican I cannot support Romney in good conscience. For me, it is difficult to understand his angle at times. The man’s opinions have changed so radically on so many issues that I am concerned what would happen if he were elected. To be sure, Obama has faults. Every president has faults. In fact, I was did not want Obama in the 2008 election. Despite his faults at least I know where he stands on the issues that are important to me.

    Oct.31.2012 at 9:35 am
  29. Eric B

    (Just a couple of) the Obama Administration’s accomplishments:

    1. The first bill President Obama signed was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, to help women fight back when they don’t get equal pay for equal work.

    2. His Recovery Act supported millions of jobs and helped to stave off a second Great Depression.

    3. He pushed for and won middle-class tax cuts that benefitted every American worker, and saved the typical family $3,600 in taxes over the last four years.

    4. President Obama rescued the auto industry, and now GM and Chrysler are healthier than they’ve ever been. The American auto industry has added nearly a quarter of a million jobs since June 2009 — and they most likely wouldn’t exist right now without President Obama’s leadership.

    5. He doubled funding for Pell Grants, helping to make college more affordable for nearly 10 million families.

    6. His student loan reform ended billions in subsidies to banks serving as middlemen and reinvested those savings directly into students.

    7. The President established the American Opportunity Tax Credit, worth up to $10,000 over four years of college.

    8. His Race to the Top Initiative helped spur nearly every state to raise academic standards.

    9. His tax cuts, social-welfare programs, and economic policies lifted nearly 7 million Americans above the federal poverty line in 2010.

    10. President Obama has signed 18 tax cuts for small businesses since taking office.

    11. We’ve seen 5.2 million new private-sector jobs over the last 31 months.

    12. The unemployment rate is at the lowest level since President Obama took office.

    13. Health care reform — passed after decades of failed attempts by every previous President — provides affordable health coverage to every American and will lower premiums by an average of $2,000 per family by 2019.

    14. Obamacare expanded access to lifesaving preventive care such as cancer screenings and immunizations with no out-of-pocket costs for 54 million Americans.

    15. Obamacare ends insurance discrimination against the 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions.

    16. Because of Obamacare, over 3 million more young adults have health insurance today than would if the new law hadn’t passed.

    17. The parents of over 17 million children with pre-existing conditions no longer have to worry that their children will be denied coverage.

    18. President Obama has ordered the overhaul of federal government regulations to make them smarter, practical, and more efficient. Just a fraction of these commonsense initiatives will help save businesses $10 billion in the next five years alone.

    19. His historic investments in clean energy have helped more than double the amount of electricity we obtain from wind and solar sources and helped increase biofuel production to its highest level in history.

    20. President Obama is doubling fuel efficiency standards, which will save drivers more than $8,000 at the gas pump, not to mention lessen the impact of automobiles on our environment.

    21. President Obama has taken unprecedented action to address climate change, reaching historic international agreements to curb carbon emissions, and taking action here at home to reduce carbon pollution from our vehicles and promote clean energy production.

    22. He has taken historic action to protect our environment — signing one of the largest expansions of protected wilderness in a generation and putting in place standards to reduce toxic air pollution that will save thousands of lives.

    23. President Obama fought for and won landmark Wall Street reform that reins in the abuses that led to the financial crisis and ends the era of taxpayer bailouts and “too big to fail.”

    24. Wall Street reform created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the nation’s first federal agency focused solely on consumer financial protection — and the Bureau is already protecting families from unfair and abusive financial practices from Wall Street banks and shadowy corners of the financial industry.

    25. As part of President Obama’s commitment to transparency, the White House has posted its visitor records online for the first time ever.

    26. President Obama’s all-of-the-above approach to energy has helped cut the United States’ dependence on foreign oil to its lowest level in 20 years.

    27. President Obama responsibly ended the war in Iraq.

    28. He announced a plan to end the war in Afghanistan and transition security responsibility to the Afghan people.

    29. President Obama sent the largest security assistance package to Israel in history and funded the Iron Dome system, which is protecting Israeli homes and schools from rocket attacks.

    30. President Obama rallied the international community to implement the toughest sanctions on Iran in history.

    31. Through the President’s historic increases in Veterans Affairs funding, he has expanded and improved healthcare and job training access for our returning veterans.

    32. President Obama negotiated the New START Treaty with Russia to reduce the number of nuclear weapons in both countries. At the same time, he also secured commitments from dozens of other countries to lock down nuclear materials.

    33. His administration naturalized 11,146 military service members as U.S. citizens in 2010; more than in any year since 1955.

    34. President Obama set a bold new plan for the future of NASA space exploration, using the skill and ability of the private sector for short trips to the International Space Station, while building a new vehicle for exploration of distant space, and doing everything in his power to support the economy on Florida’s Space Coast.

    35. President Obama recognizes that tourism is one of America’s largest economic engines; he’s worked to encourage international visitors to come here, maintaining our security while keeping millions of Americans in good, paying jobs.

    36. He has affirmed his personal support of marriage equality, directed the Justice Department to stop defending DOMA in federal courts, and took the practical and compassionate step of extending hospital visitation rights to same-sex partners.

    37. He fought for and won the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, allowing gay and lesbian members of the military to serve openly for the first time in history.

    38. When Congress failed to fix our broken immigration system, his administration did everything in its power to improve it, streamlining the legal immigration process and announcing a policy that lifts the shadow of deportation from hard working young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.

    39. Oh, and he gave the order to send troops in after Osama Bin Laden — and has decimated al-Qaeda’s senior leadership.

    Nov.01.2012 at 9:14 am
  30. Steve C.

    Thank you

    Up until your last post there was nothing but partisan opinion on here (which is fine) nit too were the only one yo put up some facts on this discussion. Not to mention I’ve lost count on how many times Romney has changed his positions and regurgitated inaccurate information in his debate performances ad television ads. Is the country where it needs to be….no. but if anyone can honestly say progress has not been made, then they are refusing to look at facts. It seems Romney will say absolutely ANYTHING to win thus election regardless if its true or not. Not to mention Romney just had charges filed against him by the UAW for profiteering on the auto bailout that hr “so opposed” but made MILLIONS on. I just can’t trust Romney.

    Nov.02.2012 at 12:33 pm
  31. Angelia H.

    It has been very evident, Obama tells us what he intends to accomplish during the next four years, and he explains how he will accomplish these goals. Mitt Romney continues to say what he is going to do, but still to this day, does not explain how. Obama entered the White House with a real mess, to say the least. We have come along way in four years, and personally I want to continue advancing that direction. I am afraid Mr Romney will dig us right back into a hole. As another individual stated here, don’t allow color to influence your decision. Look at the facts.

    Nov.02.2012 at 12:46 pm
  32. Pat

    One more thing Obama did. He allowed four Americans to be murdered in Libya.

    Nov.02.2012 at 12:57 pm
  33. Rev. Lewis

    This man inherited a mess and accomplished a lot with Americans sitting in the corner folding their arms saying, “I refuse to help you because I want you to fail!” How “United” is that? Millionaires are being asked to be there brother’s keeper and help as the Word of God mandates. This plan will work but those that have in the good ole boys club is crying “Crucify Him!”
    Also, The President’s view on same sex marriage is only saying you do want you want to do with your life but “as for me and my house we will serve the Lord.” President Obama is not anyone’s pastor so there is not any reason to judge him on a comment blown out of proportion.

    Nov.02.2012 at 2:29 pm
  34. Cathy N.

    For all those voting: Please be aware of the HISTORY of a candidate that you believe is a representative of a certain thing – say of “conservatives” or the “religious” or the “moral.” If you take just a little time to do your homework, you will find that person’s voting history and political statements change radically with what he thinks the public wants to hear; he courts who will get him elected. Whether you agree with the statements he made last month or the ones that he made, oh say in a letter to Log Cabin Republicans in October 1994 — you might find it deeply troubling that he cannot stay true to one side and does not provide reasons why he switches so radically from one side of an issue to the other. You may indeed come to the conclusion that others have: that he is simply an opportunist whose ultimate goal is to come to power by any means necessary to advance the agenda of those he believes are his own chosen people. Where have we seen this before…? Machiavelli? Paging Dr. Machiavelli?

    Nov.02.2012 at 2:32 pm
  35. Bob

    Eric B. How are we paying for the 39 accmplishments you say for obama? Our nations is basically broke! Jobs, yes if you can support a family on 8 dollars an hour working for Walmart when your Alcoa Alum. job went to China.
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    Nov.02.2012 at 3:10 pm
  36. Yolonda Coleman

    It saddens me that we speak things that we have limited knowledge. Obama did not allow four Americans to be killed. To make such a statement is saying that he sent men to kill those four Americans and we know that is not what happened.
    We all have become that armchair advisers, on what we think that the President should do and say and think, but how many of us are willing to take a walk in his shoes for just one day when crisis may happen in a blink of an eye. If God gave you the assignment what would you really do????? Would God be pleased with your accomplishments?????
    IF YOU WERE THE PRESIDENT COULD YOU REALLY TAKE SAME CRITICISM THAT YOU ARE GIVING OUT??? WE NEED TO BE PRAYING FOR THE MAN THAT GOD HAS SAID THE JOB IS FOR… FOR GOD ALREADY KNOWS WHO WILL WIN.

    Nov.02.2012 at 4:15 pm
  37. Dana Ragas

    I believe that we, as voters, should look at the entire picture. I am pro-life. I am also pro jobs, pro education, and pro society. I am a person who has been blessed with a lot, but not rich. Think about it, Republicans have the jobs. When it comes down to it their annual profit is what matters. Not the fact that you may or may not have a job. But how wealthy they are and they would like to keep it that way. Presidential candidate Romney, has not given any clear opinions except that he is pro-life. He continues to be inconsistent with views on everything. I don’t believe he even knows his views. He has talked about doing away with various programs designed to help the people who are going to vote for him. The Republican party had determined that they were going to make sure that Obama spent only four years in office. They were not concerned with the economy, because that would mean less money in their pockets. The decisions made wouldn’t make working people rich, these decisions would make have more people in the working class and that would decrease unemployment. Republicans voice their opinions about how they value life, yet, the decisions they make do not value life, but value money.

    Nov.02.2012 at 7:54 pm
  38. charles w

    I’m voting for President Obama because he is honest, trustworthy and say what he believed. Governor Romney will say and do what ever it takes for him to be President. Governor Romney can not be trusted and he have no integrity. I urge everyone to vote it is your civic duty. Why do republicans want to restrict the vote, People in congress should be working together to make the voting process easy and accessible to all legal citizens.

    Nov.02.2012 at 9:10 pm
  39. Eric B

    http://www.barackobama.com/accomplishments/

    Look and learn my friend….

    Nov.02.2012 at 10:13 pm
  40. Michael Allen

    This country needs a leader who is in touch with the problems of the middle class. I am not sure if either candidate fits that bill. I do know that Mr. Romney definetely does not fit that bill. Last year he made over 2 million dolars and he paid about the same amount in taxes as my wife and I did and we only have a combined income of about $50,000.00. I heard him speak at a college campus near me where he told a bunch of students that what they needed to do when they finished school was to become entrepenuers and start their own businesses. When asked where the students could get the start up funds to do so his comment was and I quote” borrow it from your parents.” I don’t know about you but as a parent I can tell you that I can’t afford to pay my bills let alone lend mony to my child to start a business. It was easy for Mitt to do that because his father the formr Michigan govenor was an extremely wealthy man. This man is dangerous. He is a cheat and a con man. This can be proven by the fact that he sold one of the horses from his stable for a great deal of money and when the new owner recieved the horse he found that Mr. Romney had the horse so doped up on pain killers that it could not feel the danmage that had been done to it forelocks. This is not the type of man that I want running my country. What about you?

    Nov.03.2012 at 1:18 am
  41. Eric B

    Mitt Romney ran for governor of Massachusetts promising more jobs, less debt, and smaller government. Here’s what Massachusetts got instead:

    Jobs: 47th out of 50 states in job creation

    Taxes and fees: Increased by $750 million per year

    Long-term debt: Increased more than $2.6 billion

    Outsourcing: State jobs outsourced overseas

    Manufacturing: Jobs declined at twice the national rate

    Romney Economics didn’t work then, and won’t work now.

    Nov.04.2012 at 11:33 pm
  42. TJ

    Barack Obama promised hopey-changey, here’s what we got:

    - The slowest recovery since the Great Depression
    - The lowest labor force participation in 30+ years
    - The first ambassador murdered since Jimmah Cartah
    - The highest level of people taking Social Security disability benefits
    - Food stamps participation rising 40 times the pace of job creation
    - An average of $1.2T in new debt each year for my children to pay (the second highest rate of debt was GW BUsh at $612B a year – half of the Obama adminstration)
    - Obama has ZERO people in his cabinet who have ever owned a company
    - A healthcare law jammed down the throats of the American people by a conclave that met behind closed doors and still leaves 30 million uncovered
    - The social pathology of class envy and division

    Eric may not know that Massachusetts had a budget surplus when Romney left, or that Massachusetts schools were #1 in the nation, or that job creation was 47th because he brought them to full employment (4.7%)so it’s sort of hard to create more… http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LASST25000003

    Nov.05.2012 at 12:13 pm
  43. Registered Independant

    Some advice for those who choose to tell each other that they are not voting correctly:

    “Stop wasting your time!” If you want to make a difference and you are passionate about your opinions, share them with the undecided voters. To argue with someone who has decided or voted already, does not accomplish anything.

    The beauty about being part of this great nation, regardless or our debt, unemployment rate, immigration policies, etc., is that we are FREE! We are free to vote and have discussions about politics without worrying about being imprisoned or having our tounges cut off.

    To those who are voting for President Obama, THANK YOU.
    To those who are voting for Governor Romney, THANK YOU.

    God bless America. I am happy to be here as a first generation US Citizen (my mother was an immigrant). The best answer to the question, “Why would you ever vote for him/her?” is “Because I can! It’s my right as an American and I can vote for whomever I choose!”

    Nov.05.2012 at 12:21 pm
  44. Phil B

    You know after reading some of these comments, I can truly understand how utterly divided this nation has become. Really, we seem to believe lies and mistruths about events more than actual events. We politicize death and humanity and still have the nerve to look in the mirror. It also seems a sense of entitlement has overshadowed human decency. People vote for what the candidates stand for and quit relying on the media which has grossly misrepresented both men at one time or another. But be certain that what that candidate says they stand for is the truth.

    Nov.05.2012 at 12:23 pm
  45. Eric B

    PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS A PLAN TO BRING JOBS BACK TO THE U.S.
    MITT ROMNEY HAS A PLAN THAT WOULD ENCOURAGE COMPANIES TO SHIP JOBS OVERSEAS

    President Obama is working to bring jobs back to the U.S. by eliminating tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. Mitt Romney would keep tax incentives for shipping jobs overseas and encourage further outsourcing by eliminating taxes on American companies’ foreign profits.

    “THAT STARTS WITH US CHANGING OUR TAX CODE SO WE STOP GIVING TAX BREAKS TO COMPANIES THAT ARE SHIPPING JOBS OVERSEAS.”

    Under President Obama, we’ve seen 32 straight months of job growth, adding 5.4 million private sector jobs, including nearly 479,000 manufacturing jobs since January 2010

    President Obama will eliminate tax breaks for companies that outsource jobs overseas and instead provide incentives for companies that create jobs in America

    Invested $2 billion in community colleges and proposed forging new partnerships between community colleges and employers to train 2 million workers for jobs that already exist

    Make tax cuts for the middle class permanent – under the President, the average American family saved $3600 in taxes over the past four years

    Double exports and create one million new manufacturing jobs

    Creating a new network of 15 to 20 manufacturing innovation institutes to bring together business and research universities to ensure that the next generation of products are invented and manufactured here

    Calling on Congress to build on our success as the world’s leading manufacturer in high-tech batteries and to extend tax credits that support clean energy manufacturing

    Standing up for American workers and businesses in the global marketplace, taking on China’s unfair trade practices through a new trade enforcement unit to level the playing field

    Signed two tax credits into law for businesses that hire unemployed veterans and wounded warriors, and proposed a Veterans Job Corps to put vets back to work as cops, firefighters, and protecting our public lands

    ROMNEY LED INVESTMENTS IN COMPANIES THAT WERE “PIONEERS” IN THE PRACTICE OF SHIPPING U.S. JOBS OVERSEAS

    Mitt Romney wants to return to the failed top-down policies that crashed the economy

    Will protect tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas and encourage outsourcing by eliminating taxes on companies’ foreign profits

    Will roll back investments in community colleges by reversing student loan reform.

    Could raise taxes on middle class families, while giving the wealthy new tax cut see what Romney’s plan means for you

    Cut export promotion and provide new tax incentives to move jobs overseas

    Called President Obama “out of touch” for encouraging people to pursue manufacturing jobs, and instead of supporting the President’s auto rescue said we should just “let Detroit go bankrupt.”

    Roll back investments in clean energy, which could cede jobs to overseas competitors

    Criticized the President’s action on behalf of American tire workers as “decidedly bad for the nation and our workers.”

    Hasn’t proposed any significant plan to directly put veterans back to work and his allies in Congress blocked the Veterans Job Corps bill

    Nov.05.2012 at 4:39 pm
  46. Eric B

    P.S. I am, and likely most of you are in the 47% Mitt Romney mentioned in his private fundraising event with millionaires and billionaires(His base). Therefore, today I proudly voted for President Obama. Because the president’s views are more aligned with those of the majority of Americans.

    Nov.05.2012 at 4:49 pm
  47. Ben

    Eric,

    You are getting all of your information from the Obama/Biden Website. I am not 100% sure but that site may be biased towards one side ;). Obviously you know who you’re voting for already, which is fine, but you may want to get out and check some actual sources for your information.

    Nov.06.2012 at 11:00 am
  48. Eric B

    Ben,
    This is my first time actively involved in a presidential campaign. Also, my family has been registered Rebuplicans for over 3 generations. I was a registered Republican as well but I cannot support Mitt Romney. Romney has flipped his position on so many issues, that he cannot be trusted. With an open mind I began to listen and research the accomplishments of President Obama. Although Obama has not met every objective, he has done well. The neo-Republicans and Tea Party members of congress have filibustered and have vowed to shoot down whatever the Obama administration tried to pass. These events have made me embarrassed to be Republican. True Republicans like John McClain and Colin Powell are also dismayed by how the neo-Republicans have acted.

    Nov.06.2012 at 12:24 pm
  49. Eric B

    I meant John McCain. This was sent from my phone.

    Nov.06.2012 at 12:27 pm
  50. Ben

    I agree with you that some of the republican party has acted childish, but that’s also because Obama went in and forced things through such as obamacare that the majority of the population didn’t want. Sure Romney may have flip-flopped on a couple things but that doesn’t even compare to the hundreds of promises that the president made and didn’t even come close to delivering on. No worries, and I don’t dislike people for having differing views from me, was just trying to point out that some of your facts are biased and twisted on the Obama website.

    Nov.06.2012 at 2:21 pm
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