Post # 107
Paul Ryan is an interesting choice. That being said I don’t think I will be voting for Romeny/Ryan because like other posters I am past the point of voting for the “lesser evil.” Not sure who I will be voting for.
Off topic, it’s true, a tiny percentage of PP’s budget goes to abortions, but they also happen to be the #1 employer of abortionists in the United States. If you shut down PP you put A TON of abortionists out of work. So for women who feel like I do, right now PP has 3% of their budget going to what we personally consider sterilized, institutionalized violence. If they shift those resources to 0% then we’d think again.
But, on topic, Paul Ryan is indeed a looker. Not sure if someone already posted this.
Post # 108
I wish that the reasons I always end up voting Democrat weren’t even on the spectrum, becauase I believe that women’s and gay rights should just be a great big DUHH instead of hotly contested topics. Because as much as I love me some Obama family, I feel like I can’t debate the actual politics because I already know who I have to vote for in order for my and my friends’ rights to be kept in tact.
That’s why I’m trying to make this the first election that I walk into the voting booth completely educated on my local politics, so I’ll feel like I’m actually making a difference. And hopefully help make Maryland the first state in history to vote FOR gay marriage!
Post # 109
I’d already decided Obama/Biden. Too many extremists.
Post # 110
@Magdalena: That site is kind of hilarious !
Post # 112
I was pretty torn for a while, but as soon as he picked Ryan, my Obama vote was solidified.
Post # 113
Ain’t no way in hell i’d vote for obama. He’s such a liar that can’t even take responsibility for all his broken promises…. spending millions of dollars on lies to make republicans look bad when its either totally bending or avoiding the truth or just plain a lie. And the public just accepts what the media tells them without actually checking for themself… it amazes me. i have to refrain from throwing bricks at the TV.
I would vote for romney no matter what because he’s not obama…. But adding Ryan to the ticket is much more convincing. I wish it was a Ryan – Romney ticket instead but this’ll have to do.
Post # 114
Obama/Biden is who I will be voting for. Adding Ryan to the ticket did nothing to sway my opinion. My decision was made when Romney was announced as the Republican candidate.
Post # 115
For those of you who think that shutting down PP will bring abortions to 0, think again. Shutting down clinics that perform abortions in a SAFE, CLEAN, STERILE environment with a PROFESSIONAL will NOT stop women from seeking them, it will only force them to choose more dangerous routes that will probably kill them. Please go watch the video When Abortion was Illegal: Untold Stories of what women had to do before they had somewhere safe.
Post # 116
@DeadlyNightshade: ‘People’ dont think that. Ignorant uneducated people blinded by their own religious agenda think that. Unfortunately for America you have a whole lot of those sorts and they will be voting.
It’s quite terrifying.
Post # 117
Proudly voting for Obama/Biden again!
I’m not a one-issue voter. Even though I agree with Obama’s position on abortion, I wouldn’t vote for someone on that basis alone. To me, the issues that have much graver and far-reaching implications are foreign policy, military policy, health care, economic & fiscal policy, and environmental policy.
Post # 118
Please don’t waste votes on 3rd party cantidates. Its too important this time around.
Post # 119
@vorpalette: I completely agree. I know someone who had an abortion 30+ years ago and it was anything but safe. I’m not sure if people think that back alley abortions really existed but I can 100% confirm that they did because this person had one. It was done by a “doctor” who had lost his medical license for whatever reason and offered these “services” as a way to pay his bills. I’m not going to go into any more details but it was horrible and no one should ever have to go through that.
Post # 120
I wont get into any political argument. I will say that my husband and I have and will again proudly vote for Obama. It wont matter much since we live in Texas and he wont win the state either way but I will still vote because I still believe in him!
Post # 121
Why do people base their vote on one or two hot button topics like abortion, gay marriage, or gun control laws? Those issues affect us far less than economic policy, health care, military spending, and education.