Which is your most important issue when deciding your vote on a presidential election?
which is your number one issue when you have to decide whom to vote for in a presidential election?
immigration,because illegal aliens are the weakest and most vilified in our society
There is no singular issue which I look at when deciding whom I am going to vote for. What I look for is what the candidate is going to do in order to lead the federal government the way the constitution has laid out and how they will attack foreign policy issues as well as reform domestic policy which has taken the power from the States.
I vote for the presidential candidate I believe will best inspire the country to sacrifice when necessary and stand firm when it is critical. I want honesty above politics, decency above charisma, and ability more than plain popularity. I wrote a Hub about what (not who) I want to see in the Oval Office in January 2013.
The government should sacrifice their power. The people shouldn't have to sacrifice.
the government are the people we put in power with our vote , they are not some designated ruler come from who knows where.
There is a group of people who control the world. Whoever they allow to run is who we vote for. No matter who we vote for they always win, not the people.
I agree with SportsBetter. Your power to vote is basically limited to two people which the Elites chose for you to vote for. You're not voting for the candidate you wanted, you're voting for one of the candidates they wanted.
I am not politically savvy, I am afraid. When I go to the booths, I vote my heart.
I have friends and family that are on opposite sides of the two major parties so after I vote, I never answer the question who I voted for.
If I were to cast a vote based on the issues, I still would not know since I think all issues are important.
My number one priority is if the presidential candidate has similar morals. I can't vote for someone who is fundamentally different because it is very hard for me to trust their decisions. I know that he or she may be qualified, but if I think they have a tainted judgement then, from my perspective, I can't vote for them. Another big issue for me is their stance on continuing the war. My husband is in the army and that makes going to war extremely unappealing.
I try, by looking at their past voting record, associations and public views, to pick a candidate that will most strongly adhere to the Constitution and it's limits on the federal government. That is a challenging feat in today's political areana.
who it is that Americans identify with the most, usually concerning looks--
The economy. Definitely Romney!! When I hear that we are in a slow recovery, I can't even believe that because my business has gone down, as well as all my business associates who are not hiring, and trying desperately to keep their doors open.
What they think of whether unborn babies have a right to life.
I like to see somebody who is experienced. I think Jobs has to be the Number one issue. Because jobs put more taxes paid and more people back to work.
There is one issue that is a strong deciding factor...ABORTION.
I just wonder how anyone can say that, when there are way to many people in the world, and we should be focused on the economic life of this country.
Because that is Sturgeonl's "most important issue when deciding [their] vote on a presidential election." this answer shouldn't be voted down, there was nothing inflammatory or poorly written about it. Let people speak their minds, amici.
Abortion should be dealt with at the state level, it shouldn't be a federal issue. The federal government is supposed to defend the country (not by starting wars), provide sound money (which they don't), and protect our freedoms (they are not).
I have to feel the person has the country in best interest. He can't do nothing for four years and then pretend he has been so on top of everything. He must not lie in American's faces with us knowing what he speaks is not truth and he must have our security utmost in his priorities, not pretending to while showing our security is least of his worries, in fact just the opposite. I would also like to see a man running who puts immigration back the way it always was and should be, legal. There seems to be something there though benefiting both parties. So sad our Constitution is not followed by any president, such a man I would say would surely win. Surely each party could find one honest man. Maybe it is time for a third party if there is anyone who cares for America.
One issue - is he Obama? If the answer is yes I cannot vote for him. Pro-abortion, pro-gay, pro-tax more and spend more, pro-bigger government, pro-rule by executive order and bypass Congress, pro-give illegal aliens amnesty, pro-regulate our economy out of existence, Fast and Furious. Anybody but Obama. Worst president in ages.
I'm a single issue voter. Second Amendment rights. That's it. It's the most fundamental freedom, the freedom that guarantees all our other freedoms.
They have to be against the Federal Reserve inflating the money supply. I want someone in office who against the wars, and who would bring our troops home, instead of spending trillions a year.
I would like someone who wasn't looking for more power. I want someone who wants free market competition and not government monopolies. Government gives some corporations benefits over competitors, by doing so they create monopolies.
I want someone who doesn't want to hand out bailouts to corporations, and someone who doesn't want to give corporations unfair benefits.
I don't want someone in office who puts the US in more into debt. I want someone who wants to abolish the income tax. We didn't have an income tax prior to 1913. The reason for the income tax was because the Federal Reserve was passed the same year and the income tax pays the interest we owe to the Fed for the money they print.
Most importantly, I want someone who understands, follows, and lives by the Constitution. The Constitution isn't outdated, it just lists what the government is allowed to deal with. According to the Tenth Amendment, everything not listed in the Constitution is left to the states, such as healthcare, energy, education, and even social issues like gay marriage and abortions. This is so each state follows the values of its residents.
- They talked the talk! Can they walk the walk?
- How honest were they when they spoke on TV and answered questions?
- Why does every job in this country have a application process where hopefully the best candidate is selected... BUT WE VOTE FOR WHO GETS THE HIGHEST POSITION IN THIS COUNTRY!?
Fixing our government's finances. That and possessing a pragmatic track record for trying to improve government to do the least amount of harm while doing the most good for as many citizens as possible without infringing on our civil liberties.
Spending. Having gone through not one but two personal bankruptcies of my own, I'm hyper-keenly aware of the dangers of out-of-control spending. (Not that my bankruptcies were due to profligacy; they weren't.)
I am from Srilanka. Now that the plague of terrorism, that troubled us for three decades has been eradicated, we have to catchup the lost years. A president who has good sense of economic matters and has the courage to fight corruption will be my choice at the next presidential election.
Right now, the strongest candidate will be the one who I think will balance the budget best. I say I think because you have to take their words and track record into account, not just one or the other, and that makes it difficult to be sure.
Something I always do when looking at their stances on our country's issues is I consider whether those stances are likely to matter or not during their presidency. It doesn't matter much if Ron Paul wants to end the war on drugs, he can't change legislation overnight- same goes for the issues on abortion- the president can't really change that kind of thing unless the strong majority of the people are behind it. That's how I see it.
Honestly, I think many politicians have similar goals, no matter the party, the party lines come from the measures they will take to achieve those goals, and which goals are of the higher priority. E.g. Nobody WANTS to get an abortion anymore than people WANT unprepared, underaged, or overwhelmed mothers all over the place (no offense meant to anyone by these examples, and neither example encompasses my personal views), but you can handle only one issue at a time!
Sadly, it doesn't matter what my most important issue is. In today's political arena, politicians need big moneyed interests to fund their campaigns, but they need our votes to get elected. Once elected, they advocate for the big moneyed interests not the people who voted them in office. That's why they can promise the moon and when elected they say forget the moon. That's what makes them look like liars and why they can't be held accountable for anything they promise. So my important issues don't matter. Sorry I didn't answer your question.
which of the two candidates,obama and romney best addresses the issues most important to you?
Fiscal sanity, so definitely Romney. Our dear America is so near collapse right now, it's scary. I pray that Governor Romney can find a way through the thicket of media bias and unfair gamesmanship, to win for our kid's and grandkid's sake. Get out and vote for our future!
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