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What Is the Biggest Issue for You in the 2012 Presidential Election?

Now that we are in the final stretch with two clear choices, what will be key in deciding how you cast your ballot in November?

We now know exactly what our choices are in November. On one hand, we have incumbent President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Challenging them, we have the Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan ticket as potential presidential and vice presidential alternatives.

For the next almost three months, we are going to be bombarded with facts — some true, many slightly skewed and some outright lies. That's always been the case. But the one thing that can't be argued, is it is two clearly different choices. While many of the issues are going to be debated in a public forum, a vote is a very personal matter. It usually comes down to how things impact the voter directly and not necessarily a big issue that might get a lot of discussion.

So what issue is likely to have an influence on your vote in November? As a provider for your family, will it be the economy? As a person without employment or insecure about a job, will that be the biggest issue? As a business owner, are you looking for some help going forward? As an elderly person, will it be concerns about security in your twilight years or as a parent, is it the future of your children that you are most concerned about? These and several other issues will be hotly debated between now and Nov. 6.

Our question is, what is the biggest issue that will influence your vote in November? Tell us in comments. 

Tammy Osier October 13, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Jim S. - that sounds like a great plan. That's the way people should be discussing these issues on here. I had a boss once who said, "Don't come into my office and tell me what's wrong around here." Then he added, "But, if you do, you'd better have a plan of action in your hand. Then, we'll sit down and talk".
Racer X October 13, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Tammy- Obama is to America what Tonto was to the Lone Ranger. Remember the joke about the Lone Ranger and Tonto getting surrounded by hostile Indians? The Lone Ranger said, "Well Tonto, it looks like we had it." Tonto replies, "What do you mean 'WE' white man?"
Racer X October 13, 2012 at 01:55 PM
GM is alive alright, and 7 out of 10 GM cars are now made in China. Seems China should have bailed them out. Take a listen to Dan Akerson, CEO of GM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lvl5Gan69Wo
Tammy Osier October 13, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Jim Stephenson, I wish everyone on here would come to the table with a solution in their hands instead of calling names and crucifying someone when they dare to mention things that are true. Some of the words that Cynthia mentioned came from the mouths of democrats so I wish the pot stirrers would stop calling her a racist - that was a quote-from a democrat. Her point was that they say these things yet the accusers don't call out their own. Anyway, I used to work for a boss that said, "Don't come to me and tell me everything that you think is wrong around here. I won't listen. However, if you come to me with a problem and have a plan of action in your hand, then we can talk". And sure enough, there were those that continued to stir up trouble around there, griping and groaning about every little thing, But then there was me, in his office, talking about some ideas to make it better. I'm a good employee- lol. I had a vision like he did for that program, and we ended up beig one of the best. I just wish people would sit down at the table (and on forums like this) and do that. It makes sense that our gov't. needs to stop making it difficult to have a business in our country. In 2012, I'd like to see that change. Businesses create jobs. Working people create revenue to the gov't., and stimulate the economy. It's simple economics. But one side screams when that is said because their side didn't say it, but would admit it if their side did. Childish is what it is.
Cynthia Montgomery October 15, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Ahh! lets face it, it you don't like the comments of another person the best way to show your distain is to call them a RACIST! I am over that! There is a black in the White House, black colleges, black movie stars making millions, black prime time reporters, and TV talk show leaders (Oprah, Michael Straehan, Jim Brown and hundreds more) so what is it about being black that is still bothersom. Others in the black race have decided to stop listening to the "The MAN has us down!" talk from black leaders & went ahead & worked hard like other Americans have and they have their life right where they dreamed it could be. It is a person's personal drive that make a person successful. It seem strange to me that those from south of the border, steal into this country, don't speak the language, work 7 days a week at low paying jobs, teach their children that education is the way out, & within ONE generation they own their own businesses, homes, cars and are sending their children to college. I no longer have any pity for those that want to cry "Racist" and "Foul" for still being on the government teat for generation after generation. You either want a quality life and are willing to work for it or you have personal weaknesses that you allow to keep you in a place of weakness. It is time to get off the government teat and become a man or woman and control your destiny. But lets face it Obama is trying his best to load up the system with persons of weak character 4 votes!

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