(by pio dal cin) Not with my vote though. In this post I wrote recently on G+ I explain why I will not vote for Obama to be re-elected as President. His view on gay marriages somehow betrayed the image of the "perfect" family man I thought he was. Do not get me wrong though. I have and had many gay friends. No problems with that or the relations that one individual may want to have in his/her life. I just do not agree with the "status" of family given to people of the same sex who decide to marry, and adopt children. Here is part of the comments. You are welcome to live yours as well. I will NOT vote for Rommney either. He is too "whimpy" to be elected as a commander in chief of the USA in such a delicate International moment; besides he loves only 100% ( minus 47%) of the Americans. He does not respect women.
Why Obama will win this elections
I said I would stay away from politics when on G+, but as the D day approaches I cannot express my mind freely on the fact that Obama will win this elections with a broad margin of percentage.
First let me state one thing.
I voted for Obama last elections but I will not on this one. Why? For a very simple reason. His being in favour of gay marriages.
Many of my friends are gay, many were my best friends and probably will be in the future.
When it comes down to family I have my strict rules. A family is made by a man and a woman. Everything else is a relationship.
Welcome to all kind of relationships. Family remains the traditional one. For me.
So excuse me mr. Obama if I will not vote for you. I still think that you will win because mr. Rommney has shown us that he has not All that it takes to be a President of a great Nation like the US of A.
1) He should have stopped campaigning while people were counting their deaths cause of Sandy
2)He is terrible on foreing relations and in delicate times like these all we do not need is an unprepared president
3) the 47% gaffe. That was a terrible mistake.
4) No respect for women (the binders).
So. Congratulation Mr. Obama for winning this election ( please re- read this post on the 7th of November) by a greater margin than expected. Not with my vote.
I won't vote period. Neither for your views on gay marriages nor for the whimpy approach to Presidency of Rommney. Neither will get my vote this time around.
I would have agreed with you on Obama winning before the debates took place, but things can and do change after that. I'm not going to say whether Obama will get re-elected or Romney will become the new US President. I will say, however, that if Obama loses, it would be for these reasons...
1. The enthusiasm from 2008 is noticeably lower in 2012. He isn't attracting the big crowds that he once did.
2. His first debate performance hurt him badly. Even in the last two debates, even though he was much stronger, he sounded very defensive and didn't really give undecided voters any compelling reasons to support him. As someone that isn't a big fan of either major candidate, I believed Romney sounded more like a leader, while Obama sounded like a challenger to me
3. The deficit that began before Obama took office continued to grow, and the economy has been rather stagnant.
4. Focusing on health care (which hasn't been very popular among voters) before jobs and the deficit.
5. Obama trailed those that are independent voters (unlike 2008).
As for Sandy, as far as I know, both men stopped campaigning temporarily, and both are back in campaign mode.
None of us really know what's going to happen on Tuesday. My feeling is that even if Obama is re-elected, it will be a narrower victory (I can see him lose a few states that went to him in 2008) and he won't win a majority in the popular vote (>50%). Either way, we'll definitely be watching the results.
I find it strange that you see the difference between the two candidates but won't vote for one because of a single marginal issue. It would require congress to move legislation forward. Gay marriage will be decided by the courts in the end though, and Obama could make a difference in that regard.