If you are a WOMAN and voting Republican, why are you doing so?
I'm not asking these questions to be snarky or mean-spirited. I'm not trying to be holier-than-thou or even to imply that Republicans don't care about women. I'm sure there are some who do. It's unfortunate that so few of them have taken a stand, allowing the many to drown out the voices of the few.
I really want to know why someone voting Republican in this critical election thinks we'll be better off with a – I can barely type this – President Romney. (Excuse me while I go wash up.)
Okay, that was a little snarky. But it's my blog and I'll write what I want to.
I can't trust someone who waffles in his convictions, saying one thing to one group at one time and completely changing his position to cater to another group at another time. THIS IS WHAT CANDIDATE ROMNEY HAS DONE. The evidence is everywhere. Pick an issue and he's been on
President Obama hasn't done everything I wanted him to do. He's compromised too often, and he's worked too hard for bipartisan support which, as Mitch McConnell famously declared in 2010, he was never going to get. I wouldn't have President Obama's job for anything in the world, and I don't see why anyone would want it. (Fox News has been waging the one-term war since 2008.)
That said, President Obama seems to me to be genuine, authentic. He is who he is. (He couldn't even fake being alert and ready to rumble in the Denver debate!) I trust his vision. He married an amazing woman and is raising strong and amazing daughters. He's never promised the sun, moon and stars, as some had hoped he would.
He serves his country. He doesn't want to run it, and he knows that's not his job. His job is to work for me and for people like me.
Whether I'm the 47% or the 99%, I'm 100% in his corner.
In reply to Anna: Our war on coal here is most definitely anti-Obama. The signs read: Stop the war on COAL. FIRE OBAMA. Exports and domestic demand are down due to increased production in China and cleaner/cheaper natural gas extraction here in the U.S. There remain too many in our neck of the woods (yours and mine) who have drunk the Kool-Aid. President Obama is not their enemy. Apparently facts don't matter in regard to this issue. Or in many others, for that matter.