- Posted November 2, 2012 by
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Election 2012: Your stories
Why I voted Obama-Biden
I voted for Barack Obama in 2008, and without hesitation, voted for him again this time around.
Has Obama been everything he was hyped to be? No. Has he been a good president and done many of the things he promised to do (and tried to get other things unsuccessfully through Congress)? Yes.
I trust Obama to continue to lead our country into economic recovery and job growth. This may be extreme, but part of me thinks Romney might see America as the ultimate venture capitalist project to squeeze the most out of and then discard.
I trust Obama to be more progressive than Romney in tackling the most important issue of our time, climate change (and the inevitable transition we must make away from damaging and finite fossil fuel sources).
I trust Obama to uphold women's reproductive rights. Affordable access to contraception and other reproductive services is also an economic issue for women and their families. I believe abortion, as Hillary Clinton, if I remember correctly, stated: "Abortion should be safe, legal and rare." Access to family planning is the best way to reduce abortions.
I trust Obama to continue to clean up the messes left by the previous administration.
I trust Obama to be only human while we expect (and often need) Superhuman results.
I trust Obama will help make America better in the next four years.
I am nervous that too many voters, often understandably disillusioned with the economy, will fall for Romney's "lies, sweet little lies." We want to be told that someone will fix everything for us, if we only follow them. Unfortunately, Romney has shown that he will say almost anything, and take almost any political position, to win the election. I'm not sure exactly what positions he would follow through on, if elected. Do I want Planned Parenthood's funding cut? No. Do I want employers to, once again, decide if contraception is covered by insurance? No. Do I think we can just tax cut our way out of the deficit? No. Do I think less EPA regulations will make us more prosperous? No.
I know elections are complicated, and the issues, even more so, but simply put: I voted Obama-Biden and I liked it!