Monday, September 22, 2008

For the Undecided Voters

If you're undecided, what you should really be basing your vote on is how you feel on the issues and how your feelings match up to the candidates. For example:
- given what happened to the market this week, are you glad our social security isn't tied up in the market? If so, vote Obama who is against privatizing SS. If not, vote McCain who was for Bush's plan and still is.
- given the fact that deregulation was a huge factor in the market's collapse this week, do you want someone who is against regulation? Then vote McCain. Want common sense regulation? Vote Obama.
- do you feel that women who are raped and girls who are victims of incest who become pregnant during the crime should be further punished by being forced to bring this pregnancy to term? If so, vote McCain/Palin. If not, vote Obama.
- do you feel that there is a certain amount of common sense gun control that belongs in place, like keeping "cop killer bullets" off the streets? Then vote Obama. If you believe there should be no weapons restrictions at all, vote McCain/Palin.

I could go on and on, but there are huge differences between the candidates and their stances. So, if you really are undecided, take a deep look at the issues you care about and do research (i.e. not talk radio, but reading) and you'll be able to figure out who you match up with best.


Monogram Queen said...

Good points, Casey! I hope they make some people "think".

Mimi said...

Boy you sure can tell you're for about one sided.....
I'm 49 and I have voted since I was 18 missed 1 time (I was ill) I don't think I have ever been so involed like you have...I guess I am from the group of what will be will be....

Audra said...

great points. Even though I do not particularly like Obama, I will undoubtedly be voting for him!!!

Francesca said...

I hope people will focus more on the issues, rather than sloely on the personalities. It is such a critical election and sometimes, I wonder if Americans, in general, really understand how important their vote will be this term. I am not American, but I think Barack Obama would be a good choice as your next President, not only for his proposed domestic policies, but for the approach I think he will take on foreign policy and because of his unifying tone. The world needs this, now more than ever. I think you will have in him someone who is firm, but sensible. The way he has run his campaign has been impressive and signals the way he might choose to lead as President. He definitely represents the kind of change needed in America.

A Jersey Girl said...

Please stop saying that McCain is against abortion in cases of rape, he is not!

You're killin' me here, I am feeling forced to support McCain on your blog in order to keep the facts out there:)


- your scrap booking pages look great, the kids are so cute:)

Casey said...

Emily: Seriously. You have to take the ENTIRE package into account. McCain may not be against it in cases of rape HOWEVER Palin is.

Palin is his running mate. She has a chance of becoming president of the United States if something were to happen to McCain. It is the TICKET you have to take a look at. I did not post that it was McCain who was against abortion in cases of rape. It clearly says McCain/Palin. He choose his running mate knowing full well her stance on things.

McCain's stance on abortion:

I do not feel like I misrepresented the republican ticket.

A Jersey Girl said...

Ok, on that then, how about Sen. Biden's view on abortion? He is pro-life, for bans on late-term abortion and against federal funds for them, which is very different than Sen Obama's views.

Biden on abortion:

Casey said...

Emily: Ok but here is a case of his views matching up with mine. I am pro-life FOR ME. But all women should have the right to make their own choice so in that respect, I am pro-choice. I personally am against late term abortion (except in the more dire of dire situations) and I do not believe federal funds should pay for abortions.

So in respect to both Obama and Biden, my beliefs line up. And I am at peace with their limited differences.

I believe in a women's right to choice. Both Obama and Biden do as well.

Biden: "I've stuck to my middle-of-the-road position on abortion for more than 30 years. I still vote against partial birth abortion and federal funding, and I'd like to make it easier for scared young mothers to choose not to have an abortion, but I will also vote against a constitutional amendment that strips a woman of her right to make her own choice."

Obama: "Throughout his career, in both the Illinois Senate & the US Senate, Obama has stood up for a women's right to choose, consistently earning 100% ratings from pro-choice groups."
"Obama will make safeguarding women's rights under Roe v. Wade a priority. He opposes any constitutional amendment to overturn that decision."

"Obama will work to reduce unintended pregnancy by guaranteeing equity in contraceptive coverage, providing sex education, and offering rape victims accurate information about emergency contraception."

As I said, I'm at peace with the way their individual views match mine.

Froggymama said...

Great post...and I'm not sure I understand the comment about you being one-sided. I don't think there's anything wrong with standing behind a candidate that expresses your views and politics. Would it be better if you voted for him because he was cute, or because you always "just vote for the democrat." I love that you've done your research and stand behind him because of your passion and diligence. And the whole Palin/abortion thing scares me to death. Doesn't Alaska have the highest rape/sexual violence rate per capita in the country. I'm just saying! :)