Post # 1
So I was listening to Romney’s speech last night (out of pure curiosity), and said something about how you shouldn’t vote for Obama if your life is not better than it was four years ago.
Is your personal life better or worse than it was four years ago? How is that affecting your vote?
Post # 3
Yes it is!!!
But either way, I would have voted for Obama anyway because he supports a woman’s right to her own body, and supports marriage equality, among other things.
Post # 4
my life is better, but it has NOTHING to do with politics
ETA: to clarify, i mean it’s not because of something the president did or did not do
Post # 5
@September29: +1. I hate politics.
Post # 6
Yes, my life is better than it was 4 years ago, but I don’t think that has much to do with who the President of our country is.
Post # 7
Yes – my life is better than it was 4 years ago. But that has nothing to do with the President.
It’s better because I’ve graduated college and have a real job now. It’s better because I got engaged to and married to my wonderful husband. It’s better because we bought our first home and got a dog. I’d have done all that same stuff no matter who the President was.
ETA: Although my job search SUCKED because of the economy. I applied for over 100 jobs (with personalized resumes and cover letters for each) when I was graduating and got 2 interviews because everyone was on a hiring freeze with the crappy economy.
And when I changed jobs early this year, I still had to search for over 9 months and apply for a TON of jobs. I made it work though but it certainly wasn’t good.
Post # 8
Agree with PP’s. Life is better but surprisngly I am making less money. We bought a house and I took a pay cut to move closer to home. It’s not really the presidents fault though and I’ll be voting for Obama.
Post # 9
Yep, life is better, but I don’t think it really has to do with the President. In 2008 when the economy tanked, everyone at work took salary cuts (I went from 45K down to 32K, ouch) so it was a rough time and I struggled quite a bit. It’s taken 4 years, but our industry is finally getting back to where we were before the insanity really hit. Even if I were in the same place, I’d still vote Obama because I agree with him on so many social issues.
Plus, I got married. That kind of rocked.
Post # 10
There are a lot of factors of my life and how it’s changed over the past 4 years that had nothing to do with the President.
Im very certain that these next four years will have more of an impact on me as I’m now established in the workforce, changed tax brackets and my husband and I are looking into starting a small business.
Post # 11
My life is definitely better, but that’s through my own hard work and has nothing to do with the president.
I personally dislike giving ANYONE (republican or democrat) another 4 year term. I think they should get it all done in 4 years.
Post # 12
Ugh. I don’t even want to think about 4 years ago. It was pre-SO, so…obviously it was worse. haha
As far as financially, yes things are better. My step dad was laid off around that time and we have both been able to find gainful employment since then. Things are definitely improving. They aren’t perfect, but it took 8 years before this to screw things up this bad. I don’t expect things to get better in half that time.
Post # 13
I echo the sentiment that I don’t really choose a president on whether or not my life is better than it was 4 years ago.
Post # 14
Yes, but it has nothing to do with politics, the government, or changes within the country.
Post # 15
Honestly, who the president is does not affect the quality of my personal life. When it comes to my personal life, I accept full responsibility for it myself. That being said, I’ll be voting for Obama, because he’s going to allow me to continue to take full responsibility for my choices.
Like someone posted on FB, if I wanted government to have a choice regarding what I do with my body, I’d f*** a politician! But I’m quite certain my husband is far better in bed than any of them!!!
Post # 16
My life is better than it was four years ago, but it’s because of personal growth, not politics.