The 2012 election has indicated that this is the year of the women. With more women in congress that ever before and a powerful women voting force, this definitely seems to be true. Many people ask why so many white males voted for Romney. But as John Cassidy says in his article “What’s Up With White Women? - They Voted for Romney Too”, white women voted for Romney 56 percent as compared to 42 percent for President Obama. This is surprising because Obama carried 55 percent of total women votes and carried the majority of black, hispanic and other non-white races.
For my political issue I had chosen to photograph same sex issues. Romney and Obama have two completely different views on this situation. They talk about their reasons in the ways they support their choices.
Romney on same sex issues:
Romney is 100% against same sex marriage. He believes marriage has the definition of a man and a woman. He was asked if there was a difference between gay marriage and a civil union. He stated that he'd much rather have neither.
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama relatively agree on the United States' education; they both agree that online schooling will create better opportunities, endorse higher education, and both candidates promise to lower the cost of education. Yet they still disagree and have minor differences when it comes to education. For example, Obama endorses federal help on students while Romney does not. Romney said in an interview that Obama spends too much money on projects that are unnecessary.
In searching for more information about abortion, I wanted to find the upcoming candidates view on this issue. I knew that Obama was pro-choice and Romney was pro-life. Obama believes that contraceptives should be freely given to women, that is including the morning pill, which can be considered as abortion as well. Romney opposes access to abortion, except in cases of rape, incest, or if the women's life in endangered. This is such a tough issue to talk about because both sides have pros and cons.
I did the Pros and Cons of Abortion, or Pro life, and Pro choice. I read a article online today saying this. Mitt Romney is against abortion. He wants to “get rid of,” or defund, Planned Parenthood.
–Romney has said he would be “delighted” to sign a federal anti-abortion law, with no mention of exceptions.
while Obama says this,
As the presidential and vice presidential debates continue on, my feelings toward both politics have resurfaced and been confirmed: I hate them. Well maybe hate is a strong word but “seriously dislike and do not enjoy them whatsoever” was just too long. As a citizen who will be eligible to vote in this election, I feel it is my civic duty to vote for the leaders of our nation. However, as an individual I simply can’t stand all of the manipulation and lies that are thrown under the rug or twisted in order to sound better.
There are many factors that can sway a person’s opinion on whether abortion should be legal or illegal. One factor is a persons family and their upbringing and religious views. Also, women are more likely to be affected by abortion if they are poor, and live in an undeveloped area. Although there are many opposing viewpoints when it comes to abortion, most people agree that it is alright if it affects the mother’s life.
Abortion is a procedure that ends pregnancy. Whether abortion should be legal or illegal in the United States is a huge controversy. Abortion has been legal since 1973, and although many are performed safely, many illegal ones have been performed by untrained people as well.
There are a lot of issues that could be discussed, but in my opinion the two issues that I would like to focus the most on are our social issues, and our economy.
-Economy: Our economy has crashed causing us to lose thousands of jobs, and leaving millions of people unemployed. Obama and Romney both see two different ways to fix this issue, one involving the government and one involving personal businesses.
I venture thus to write about a call for political unity. I am 17 years old and will not be able to vote come election time. But I would still like to just say a few things, thankfully there is no moderator that I have to interrupt to say this.
First is that I would simply ask for a unity of the American people behind whomever we choose as the President of the United States, a unity, which when summoned, sets us apart from almost every other nation on this earth. It's what made us so strong as an economic and foreign affairs power.
Two issues that are being addressed in the 2012 presidential election that are important to me are abortion and health care. Abortion is a very controversial issue at this time. Mitt Romney believes that no type of abortion is acceptable but I’m not so sure I agree with him. I am not saying that I believe every form of abortion is okay, but I do believe that in some cases it is alright. One example of a case where it is acceptable would be rape.
Well the Presidential Election is just around the corner and I'm able to vote! I'm pretty excited to be able to cast my vote for something so important. I already know who I'm voting for, and I've learned a lot about each candidate from the recent debates. The most important issues that stuck out to me were: the economy, healthcare, and jobs. For my own personal reasons, I do not believe Romney/Ryan when they talk about the resurrection of our economy. I'm neither democratic or republican, I vote for who I see best fit and Romney isn't convincing me.
In the past couple months, there has been one group of people we hear about again and again, "The middle class" Whether it's tax cuts for the middle class, health care for the middle class, or the past four years of problems for the middle class, both candidates have repeatedly attempting to appeal to what is seen as the average American. According to unSpun by Brooks Jackson and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, using the term "middle class" is just a Glittering Generality that politicians have been using for years.
On the 3rd of October President Obama and Governor Romney had their first presidential debate. This debate may become very important when the voting officially begins so I decided to tune in for the event and I watched every minute of it. However, I was disappointed by how the debate turned out for both President Obama and Governor Romney. I felt that Governor Romney was vague with his plans and he railed Obama's plans and presidential results most of the night. On the other hand I believe that President Obama was very defensive and was not agressive enough to get his points across.
When I was watching the debate Wednesday, I was baffled about Romney said that there was no $5 trillion tax cut. He seemed to have never of heard of that before. But that got me thinking. What if he never did propose it? I haven't seen any footage of him saying such (but until a few weeks ago, I didn't care much about politics). I am not pro Romney, I used to be but then I realized that Obama was a better man. So if he did really say that, and now he is contradicting himself, then what?
The first presidential debate of the election season always produces wide popular reaction, thousands of twitter streams, and a quickly polarized reaction in defense of one’s party line candidate. Wednesday’s debate was no exception. President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney discussed their political and economic standpoints on the critical issues of today including the growing national deficit, unemployment, and health care. To me, both candidates were disappointing.
Ted Glick is a 63 year old progressive activist who does support the occupy wall street movement believes in power for the people. He also has been a demonstrator protester participant in community efforts for things like environmental issues, tenant rights, community development and racial justice. He is now focusing on stabilizing our climate and energy use. Many years of his life have been devoted to social justice. He would be found in the far left side of the political spectrum.