When It Comes To Voting and Politics

@KrauseHome (35514)
United States
February 11, 2008 4:07pm CST
How do you decide on who is the right person to Vote for? Do you just choose by who is the most popular, or because you are a die hard Democrat, because of what they stand for, etc? With this being the major Election for President this yr. here in the US, I know many of us are really wanting change to a lot of the Issues and things going on here. I know for me, I know it is time we get back to worrying about the people of the US and helping them before people who have Good jobs and Medical are just scraping by due to the high cost of everything, and no one taking time to care. But for me, I also have issues I consider on other things as well. I do not want someone in office who I feel has very little experience dealing with people to this extent who would not be able to do anything when faced with major challenges. Also since I am a Christian, Abortion is a BIG issue for me. I feel we need a President who is not going to allow the Abortion clinics to take over and allow everyone to do this without a fight. There are also some other issues I will look at, but right now, I am just wanting to see why some are Voting the way they are, and what is really important here for you.
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9 responses
@mcgill1 (49)
12 Feb 08
Im in the UK, but your elections are important to me. In the USA Democrat means income tax increases on middle and high earners. It means free Health Care for all, paid for through income tax increases. It means affordable low rented housing. It means higher State pensions for the eldery. Wheres Republic means low income tax, no health care for the poor, no affordable housing for the poor, infact voting Republic means absolutely nothing for America's poor. So why should any poor people in America wish to vote Republic ?
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@the_ruler (1446)
• Turkey
14 Feb 08
I agree with you, totally agree with you and the rich ones wouldn't vote for them if they are not insane
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14 Feb 08
The media in both America and here in the UK have initiated "personality politics", because it suits their agenda to drive grass roots issues under ground. This is so the media can avoid talking about the issues that really matter, and before we all realise it, sites like this are swamped with people trying to sound "ever so intelligent" on the issue of politics. It does not take rocket science to realise that my initial response stands firm, but that the media need to fuel their salaries with continued speculation about the "why's and the wherefores" about "personality". In my opinion, the likes of Hilary Clinton ect will never be hard up even if she paid higher taxes for the benefit of America's poor, these people have the elections in both America, and the UK sown up.
@KrauseHome (35514)
• United States
22 Sep 08
You gave some Great thoughts to this one. But it is more than just the richer class voting Republican, and not just the middle or poor voting Democrat. It is still a matter of pride I think fearing what someone might think if they all of a sudder change the way they vote after all these yrs. And I know a couple of poor, or very low middle class who vote Republican and think nothing of it.
@Acts238girl (2088)
• United States
12 Feb 08
I don't vote on popularity and how good they speak while on camera.Anyone can promise things but hardly anyone delivers what they say(presidential canidates).I think this is a very serious thing us Americans really need to pray about.I'm like you,I don't believe in abortion.I believe life begins at conception.I definitely want someone who is against abortion.I want somone in office who is going to send our troops home.I want someone in office who is not only political but religious.I would feel alot safer knowing we had someone in office that had a walk with God.
@anniepa (27240)
• United States
15 Feb 08
I've heard that George W. Bush claims Jesus told him he should be President, so has that made you feel safer? I can understand someone wanting someone in office to share their own religious faith but the problem with that is their religion could overtake other factors in governing a nation of diverse cultures and religions. Look at the Middle East for an example of what can come of the mixing of church and state. Annie
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@KrauseHome (35514)
• United States
16 Sep 08
Some very good points are being made here, but with everything coming out right now, I feel it is up to those of us who are Registered to Vote and Christians far and wide to Pray before going to the Polls for what is best for us all.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
12 Feb 08
I am a Christian,and I would vote for someone who is for the traditional family, is against abortion, and upholds a moral view of life and lives like that. I will want someone who fights against terrorism and someone who will look into getting better health insurance for the poor and the middle class. The upper milddle class and upper class csn pay, but many others cannot afford medical insurance, and I do not like jobs going to Asia and Mexico. Also the immigration issue. It seems unfair for so many illegals to skip over the border from Mexico when other people who come from other countries have to go through a lottery and people from Canada can only immigrate if they marry an American or have relatives in the states.
@KrauseHome (35514)
• United States
22 Sep 08
It is so Sad indeed on all of the things going on in the world, and as a Christian I want the same values you do as long as they are for the people as well instead of helping everyone outside of the USA, and not worry about the things that should count like Health Insurance, Jobs, Economy, etc.
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
12 Feb 08
My vote isn't determined on how I am registered. It depends on what the person can do for our country and as you mentioned being a Christian what the person's view is on abortion and such issues are will be the one I vote.
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@KrauseHome (35514)
• United States
9 Sep 08
So True here. I feel that this is the way people should Vote. Not based on what the Press has said or hasn't said. It should be on how they feel each candidate would do being in office.
@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
11 Feb 08
I focus on what they think about the issues that are most important to me. This year I'm really hoping to find the person who will best repair the United States's relationship with the rest of the world after Bush ruined it.
@KrauseHome (35514)
• United States
12 Feb 08
Well, I am sure there are many here in the USA who are hoping these same things. I guess all we can do is Pray and hope whoever wins the Election in November is the best man or woman for the job, and that it will be the Best for our country in all ways.
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@anniepa (27240)
• United States
12 Feb 08
I choose who to vote for based on the issues, not who is the most popular and not which party they belong to, although I believe in most of what the Democrats stand for and virtually none of what the Republicans stand for so it usually is a Democrat who gets my vote. If I had to choose the one issue that matters the most to me in this election I'm not sure what I'd say, there are so many problems facing us now. Since this is a discussion I'd like to ask you what you mean by "I feel we need a President who is not going to allow the Abortion clinics to take over and allow everyone to do this without a fight." What do you mean by "abortion clinics taking over"? I don't think abortion should be a political issue at all because it's something that is personal and should be nobody's business except for the woman and her doctor and in some cases the father. Annie
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@KrauseHome (35514)
• United States
13 Feb 08
Well, what I meant is how important is the issues they stand for. Are they going to make it easy for somethings to happen before really having a chance to think, and face their consequences, or are they going to try and keep things more like they are while also going to help make a change in who we as a USA are today compared to what we were like maybe 10 yrs. ago.
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@anniepa (27240)
• United States
15 Feb 08
I understand what you meant about the issues the candidates stand for and I thought I answered that. I asked you what YOU meant about abortion clinics taking over - taking over WHAT? Annie
@angelface23 (2498)
• United States
12 Feb 08
I think that the major theme of this years election is change and that's just what America needs. Personally, I vote for someone based on their stance on topics that are important to me. These happen to be Healthcare and the Economy. I think right now I like either Barack or Hillary. I would probably vote for Hillary though because I am a bit of a feminist.
• United States
10 Sep 08
When I am voting, I look at the candidates who stand for the same issues that I do. I also look at members of congress because really that is where the power lies. I won't get into what issues I feel strongly about because people tend to get upset one way or the other.
@chertsy (3804)
• United States
14 Feb 08
At the moment I'm torn. Each canidate speaks a good speach, but can they actually do what they say they will. Bush said a lot of crap and totally crapped all over it. Only thing I liked about him was that he gave the military raises, being a military wife with 2 kids, we needed that. I want a president that will bring our troops home, while at the same time preventing another 9/11 and attack on the USS Cole under Bill Clinton, and use the money for helping the lower and middle class people. I want a president that will practice what they preach.