The Exponent Gets Political: Who Will You Vote For?

Since Mitt Romney running for president was the primary catalyst in creating this political issue, I can’t help but wonder who the U.S. citizens are voting for. If you are not a U.S. citizen, I hope you’ll also participate–who do you hope to see win?

Please tell us more in the comments.

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EmilyCC lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her spouse and three children. She currently serves as a stake Just Serve specialists, and she recently returned to school to become a nurse. She is a former editor of Exponent II and a founding blogger at The Exponent.

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6 Responses

  1. Miri says:

    No comments?? Really? I’m voting for Jill Stein; thought I’d explain that here. If I weren’t, I’d be voting for Obama.

    • mofembot says:

      If you live in a swing state, I hope you will reconsider your vote. Though I like Ms Stein and the Green platform generally, she really cannot win, and a vote for her in a swing state is in essence a vote against Pres. Obama, who is far more environmentally-friendly than Gov. Romney. (To say nothing of other important considerations, not the least being the Supreme Court….)

      • Miri says:

        Don’t worry, I’m voting in Texas. I considered that thoroughly before deciding how to vote. If I lived in a swing state, it’s most likely that I’d be voting for Obama, but as I know my vote won’t matter anyway—and as I really do think that the two-party system is one of the worst political problems we face in this country—I’ve decided to vote for the candidate I actually want, rather than just the one I’d prefer over the other. I really, really think we need to get to the point where a third-party candidate can actually have a shot, and that will never happen if even the people who want those candidates don’t vote for them.

  2. MayaLynn says:

    I’m voting for Obama, because he understands and supports social citizenship — the idea that some responsibilities and benefits need to be shared: schools, libraries, roads, fire safety, law enforcement, domestic violence shelters, health care.

    I work at a women’s nonprofit resource center. Our clients come to us because of life transitions that often have an economic component. They have to work; it’s not a luxury, it’s not a choice. The cost of childcare eats up a significant proportion of their paycheck. They may have lost access to their partner’s group health insurance through death or desertion or domestic violence. They cannot find safe housing after leaving an abusive partner. Their parents may be undocumented workers and even though they were born in the U.S., they are having a hard time making through through college without student loans. Many have worked hard in raising their families or caring for disabled relatives or going right from responsibilities at work to responsibilities at home. Some never married. They are living far from their families, or their families are the source of their problems in the first place. They have no safety-net. They never thought they would need women-friendly government policies, and yet, suddenly, they do.

    None of us is truly self-created. Least of all men like Romney who discount their privilege and access to opportunity and believe that success is due to talent and hard work alone.

  3. Diane says:

    I’m voting for Obama for the same reasons that Maya stated above. In addition, I’m uncomfortable with having Mitt in the White House because it will give Church officials access to assert their own influences. Sorry, but, they tried to do it with Mitts father George when he was in office and I have no doubt they would do it again and I’m very uncomfortable with that notion.

  4. mofembot says:

    I will be casting my vote from abroad for President Obama. (I’m pleased for once that my voting state is Massachusetts, so I can also vote for Elizabeth Warren.) Among many good reasons, my most selfish is that I would like to have the option of moving back to the States if and when we would like. If “Obamacare” is overturned, we will have to wait until we’re eligible for Medicare (assuming it will not have been dismantled by the Republicans by then).

    One big reason I will not vote for the man who was once the president of my former stake is just how jaw-droppingly dishonest Romney has been during this campaign. The rank hypocrisy of someone who must have asked hundreds of people many hundreds of times “are you honest in your dealings with your fellow [beings]” is simply too much … particularly when added to his support of the heartless Ryan budget (etc., etc.).

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