I vote usually straight republican. I've had people tell me in the past that I should look at the issues rather than the party.
For me however the issues people look at are so often world issues rather than biblical issues.
The 2 key things I look at in big elections (President, Governor, Senate) are
2) Gay Marriage
I am a Christian man, I know what the bible says on both those issues so I vote for the person who reflects my beliefs the most.
Not all Republicans are pro-life but such a vast majority are. Especially in the big seats. If my local district commissioner or county clerk are pro-choice, I'll never know. It's not something that is covered in local elections and since they don't help shape policy I feel safe with straight Republican
For instance in the upcoming Presidential Election I feel that Romney mirrors my feelings on those 2 topics. Where as Obama is completely opposite.
This is what prochoiceamerica.org a leading Pro-Choice website has to say about Romney
So there you have it. Obama is pro-choice so I will not vote for him.
I will never vote for an openly pro-choice President.
Same for gay marriage. Romney, while I definitely don't agree with his Mormon beliefs and never thought I would vote for a Mormon. He is the only choice in my opinion for someone that is for the conservation of marriage and Pro-life.
As far as foreign policy goes, that is going to be the same either way. If the president mattered at all when it comes to that subject Obama would have done more to stem the tide rather than burgeon it. I think the site StPeteforPeace.org has the best sheet on this.
So that doesn't matter either way. Bush got us in and Obama has left us there.
Not that im a hippie, I think we are fine over seas. While the death of a soldier is terrible it is the job they signed up for. God bless them for it
That is why I vote the way I do. Even when there is no chance for the guy I am going to vote for to win.
For instance in Missouri where I live the Senate race is down to Claire McCaskil and Todd Akin. Todd made a statement a couple months ago that was mind numbingly dumb. After the statement he was asked by the GOP including Romney himself to drop out and he refused.
Todd is Pro-Life so Todd gets my vote. There is almost no chance for Todd to win the seat but I can't vote McCaskill a well documented pro-choice candidate and I will not just skip voting so Akin it is.
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