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For those of you who voted for Barack Obama, what were your main reasons for voting for him?

Since this election will make a huge change in the direction of the United States for ever. Clearly the conservative view point did not resonate with half of the voters especially in the swing states. I would like to know what the reasons were for voting for Obama


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Ok out of 152 comments I got 6 answers to my question.

1 answer was to vote against the rich

1 answer was to vote against Romney's intention to let the too big to fail fail and the jobs that would be lost

3 answers were because Romney did not respect women or pro choice

1 answer was because Romney represented lost jobs.

So to read into it a little with Women it was about pro choice

With men it was about jobs

In my experience this is typically what the left believes.

I do thank you for your forthright answers.

With this stuff the devil is in the details, I get a clear sense of unwillingness to look at the details.

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    Nov 9 2012: I really think what the problem with the republican ticket was their social conservative view which is just out touch these days. That absolutely killed a lot of the voting groups such as Latinos, women, and young voters. I think if they were a little bit more socially liberal and stay fiscally republican conservative then they might of actually won. The GOP put a bad taste in my mouth seeing what happened down at the convention with Ron Paul and his delegates.
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      Nov 9 2012: Shelby

      The only word I can use regarding this is stunned. I too am a Libertarian but Johnson did not have a chance, even though what he has done as governor, is exactly what I'm looking for. I chose to vote for the lesser of two evils.

      What stuns me is that the voters put social issues above financial issues. In my mind the debt is a roaring forest fire and the social issues are a camp fire. Half of the people agree with me half don't. So we are in exactly the same position as 4 years ago with 6 trillion more in debt. Now that he does not have any reelection concerns O is not going to worry abut anything but his agenda. Hopefully we can have gridlock until he is done and government can function as intended with a balance of power.

      But no matter the disposition it always boils down to finance. He is going to be forced to inflate as is occurring now. When a company goes bankrupt it is out of money when a country runs out of money it collapses and it collapses suddenly, I wonder how important those social issues will be when anarchy rains?

      I wonder how many that voted for O could answer the questions the Krisztian linked below? I think that what occurred was reason verses emotion. I think that we need to educate the constituents about rudimentary economics as what appears to be going on is "It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance."

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