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.

Until Election Day in November, we are going to be bombarded with information — 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. 

Tony Fetz August 18, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Oh yea of little faith ! Or maybe just another Republican doomsayer? I have more faith than the so called faithful who are preaching doom and gloom. Medicare and Medicade along with Social Security would be fine and well covered if we all paid a fair share of our taxes owed. Too many loop holes for the wealthiest of Americans who don't need any of these programs. But the bible tell us to take care of the least of our breatherans. So why do they not want to follow the bible here but only when it's convenient to them?
Tony Fetz August 18, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Could you be more precise Grunt? Just what are you trying to say? Who's in the way? Congress? Many jobs bill proposed and none enacted. Most have not even been heard because some one's party want's to filabuster them. More filabusters in thei do nothing Congress than in history> Ever wonder why? Perhaps just to make someone look bad for not getting things done?
Tony Fetz August 18, 2012 at 05:15 PM
We tried Financially Conservative before if you will remember. Does Ronald Regan and George W. Bush come to mind? They were suppose to be Financially Conservative. If you bother to check this out you will find that these two were the largest contributors to the National Debt in the history of this country. Just look up Presidents contributions to the United States National Debt. If you dare?
Tony Fetz August 18, 2012 at 05:25 PM
The truth of the matter is the biggest problem in this country is that we have to much unemployment and Congress is is refusing to do nothing about it. They are engaged in a "got ya' type mode. Try to make someone else look bad so we can get elected next election. The Tea Party just added to this "Got Ya" mess by refusing to negotiate not only with the Democrats but even those of their own Republican Party. Now we have gridlock. The only way to break this is someone has to go. Someone has to be big enough to call a spade a spade. Vote those who refuse to negotiate out of office. Good luch to all in choosing who. Jobs depend on it and America depends on jobs.
sean delcambre September 08, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Tony, honestly... the wealthy pay an incredible amoutn of taxes, and they pay theire legal entitlement. the only real solution is a flat tax.. NO loopholes, NO deductions. tax revenue would skyrocket. geeze. i can tell you about dozens of people i've known who suck up unemployment and "snap" card food stamps while not looking for jobs; i'm talking about kids in their 20's through people in their 50's. it's pathetic! i paid 30k of my 70k income in taxes last year. sickening! the answer isnt' to demonize the wealthy, it's to level the playing field. wake up!


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