As a young college student finding my own identity, it is hard to prioritize the myriad of issues covered in elections. Abortion, marriage equality, healthcare, and energy are just the tip of the political iceberg. And while America sinks and leaves its citizens in freezing waters, the average voter is forced to decide on which issues to put aside. As an independent there is no platform that I can 100% be behind. With an open mind, I can objectively listen to both sides' arguments and plans. I agree with Romney on important points. Then again, I side with Obama on several others. Can I consciously vote for a man who has been behind the idea that the government will force a woman to have a rapist's child? What if I believe his in plan for job creation or foreign policy with Iran? What takes precedence? This is a struggle I go through, as well as many other Americans I'm sure. No party is perfect, that's obvious. I believe campaigning should revolve around the issues that matter most. I believe job creation and settling the debt will improve the quality of life for nearly all Americans. But who am I say what is important to my neighbors? Maybe bipartisanship shouldn't be a death sentence for politicians anymore, it should be their savior.
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