A lot of times it’s not so much that I’m “for” something as I am “not for” its alternative. Like with food. I’m not so much “for” gourmet hippy beef as I am “not for” pink slime.
For me it’s always kind of like that with politics but especially right now. The anti-contraception, anti-choice in reproductive health rhetoric is out of control to the point where as a younger female voter I feel backed into a corner.
Mitt Romney recently made comments about how he doesn’t see how a younger person could vote for a Democrat given how crushing an economic weight the national debt coupled with baby boomer social security and medicare could potentially be.
Frankly, I haven’t been that thrilled with Obama’s presidency and I am *very* concerned about the type of economic pressure Romney is referring to. But has he just not met the uber-socially-conservative portion of the Republican base that has spawned Rick Santorum, potential President? Because that’s why I tend to vote Democrat.
On one level no matter how great your economic policy is I can’t vote for you if you’re anti-gay rights, anti-reproductive health care choice, anti-sex-ed, and view contraception as bad for women.
On another level if you’re laser-focused on legally entering my uterus uninvited, that doesn’t exactly reassure me that you’re putting a lot of time, thought, and political capital into dealing with looming longterm economic issues.
So, really, if you’re interested in my vote GTFO of my uterus and talk to me about longterm fiscal policy. I would SO be into that kind of Republican party.
As it stands now, though, I’m voting for the other guy. And it’s your own fault.