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Voter choices matter, determine future

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As the time to cast votes for the 2012 election draws near, the election‘s importance must be stressed. It is still impossible to know who will win, but two things are certain: this election has become a hot debate, and both candidates are very different.

Whether a person supports Gov. Mitt Romney or President Barack Obama, it cannot be denied that this is an extremely important election. All presidential elections are important, but sometimes it seems as though the two candidates have similar views. This is not the case for this election.

On one side, the current president has created a health bill, ObamaCare, that will help provide health insurance to the uninsured and wants to defend it during the next four years. In the other corner, a governor from Massachusetts and successful businessman says he can repair a failing economy. His plan is to cut funding in places that receive too much.

As the two duke it out, the country tries to make up its mind by Election Day. Political talk has always been able to heat up quickly and lead to trading insults, and this election is no exception. Some Obama supporters have called Romney supporters racist. Romney supporters have called Obama supporters socialists. The name calling has spread to the debates.

If Obama is elected, he will allow ObamaCare to continue and go fully into action in 2014 whereas Romney says he will get rid of ObamaCare to have the funding to help the economy. It boils down to healing people or healing the economy.

Some of the decisions made and opinions voiced by the candidates have been based on their own religious views. When people are in positions such as theirs, it is important for them to keep their own religions out of the argument. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Romney, for example, plans to cut funding to Planned Parenthood.

For a presidential candidate to gain a following, he needs to get people excited. The easiest way to do this is by making campaign promises. Traditionally, not all of these promises are kept. Keeping those promises can make or break a candidate’s campaign. In 1992, Clinton used Bush’s famous “Read my lips: no new taxes” line to shut down Bush and pull ahead in the election. When Obama campaigned in 2008, he promised to help students with the cost of college, expand access to health care, close Guantanamo Bay and many other things. Out of the things that were promised, not many of them have actually happened. This could potentially prevent his winning the election.

When voters go to the polls, they need to consider what a candidate has promised in the last few months and what he can actually fulfill.

On Nov. 6,voters will flock to the polls to decide who will be the next president. This election is possibly one of the most important elections of our country’s history. The decisions made by the candidate that is elected will change the face of America forever, so avoiding the polls is not an option.

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