Checking in with an Obama supporter {Who Gets Your Vote?}

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Welcome back to Who Gets your Vote? !! Each Tuesday I will be highlighting at least one reader opinion about the upcoming election. On election day, I will answer these very same questions myself! I am so looking forward to the next few weeks and I hope you are too! The point of this series is to get real people to answer real questions about this election. We aren’t all the same and we don’t vote the same. I happen to think that is ok and welcome opinions that are different than my own. I’d love to see some healthy discussion in the comments as the weeks pass!

Would you like to participate? Just email me (andrea at lilkidthings dot com) with the subject line VOTE and include your answers to the below questions. 

This week’s interview is with Connie of Brain Foggles.  Connie supports Obama and has offered to share her reasons why. It’s amazing to me how many different perspectives we all have. I have found this series to be fascinating so far. I hope you are enjoying it too. Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions, Connie!

Comments welcome! As always, feel free to comment. But remember to be respectful. I know politics can get people excited, but hateful comments WILL be deleted.

Do you affiliate yourself with a party? Which one? Democrat

Do you know who you will vote for in the Presidential Election yet?/Who? President Barack Obama

Why did you choose this person / or why are you still undecided? I’ve decided to vote to re-elect President Obama because his policies reflect my political beliefs –

  • The middle class and the poor need tax breaks more than the rich
  • Health care in our country needs an overhaul and his Affordable Care Act accomplishes that by providing health insurance for everyone, including children, seniors and those considered uninsurable (people with a health condition or disability), parents can continue to cover their children until they reach the age of 26 (instead of 19) under their health insurance plans, and Medicare will cover prescriptions and preventative care
  • Bettering the Economy – The President has been and will continue to create more jobs, for example he helped the automotive industry get back on its feet and will continue to grant stimulus money to states to help build roads, etc. which brings in new jobs.

Are you a parent?  Yes.

Why do you think your candidate is the best choice for parents? If undecided – what issues are you concerned about as a parent?   All children will have health insurance coverage under the Affordable Healthcare Act, and he has been working on reform of the No Child Left Behind program for public education. His policies for college students increase Pell grant amounts, make it easier to apply for financial aid and has allowed the first $4,000 of a college tuition tax for most Americans. I believe that the future of of our country, economically, environmentally and concerning education will be improved when President Obama is re-elected.

Do you feel like your candidate is misunderstood? Very much

Why? He is seen as an “outsider” because of his race. Many people, including right wing proponents, speakers, and people who hold political office use racist code words, such as “foreigner” when talking about the President. Some are blatantly racist. Because of the “birther” conspiracies and the lies about his heritage and religion, many people don’t think he should be president and won’t give him a chance.

If you could sum up your candidate in 3 words, what would they be? / OR if undecided – what 3 words would sum up the perfect candidate for you? Practical, Trustworthy, Humanitarian.

Thank you for sharing your honest opinions!

Below are a list of websites to check out while trying to decide on the best candidate for you. Stay tuned for another interview next Tuesday and thanks for reading! And don’t forget to check out all the past voter interviews!

Major News Sites

CNN , FoxMSNBCNPR

Party Websites

RepublicanDemocratic

Get your kids involved

Scholastic (get login info from your child’s teacher), TIME for Kids