"Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”
Hah, Romney's "constipation face" cracks me up. He looks so darn smug.
All I know is that under Obama's administration, I was able to complete my doctoral degree without having to take out private loans (read: insanely high interest rates) due to the expansion of gov't student loan money and I was also able to stay on my parent's health insurance (which unfortunately I needed) until I was able to graduate and get a job and get on health insurance of my own.
Of course that's not the only reason I am voting the way I am-- I love Big Bird too, so the decision is clear to me
I too am socially far left but fiscally conservative. Undecided at this time but leaning towards Obama. I will be watching.
You might check out Gary Johnson - he's the libertarian candidate and is getting shut out of a lot of debates. He is fiscally very conservative but is pro-marriage equality and pro-choice. He is also pro-legalization of marijuana and has some less traditional (but in my opinion, quite logical) views on immigration, which also tie into his views on legalization of marijuana. He was New Mexico's governor for 8 years, and re-elected for his second term (as a Republican!) in that majority-democrat state. I don't love every single one of his policies, but he is far more in line with my beliefs than either of the major party candidates.
I like Gary Johnson. I've seen him on talk shows and respect his efforts. I think that so many of us aren't crazy about Obama (or Romney) but wouldn't vote for Romney (or Obama) so we're going to hold our nose and vote for Obama (or Romney). Those feelings can lead to a viable third party candidate in 2016 and that can be Gary Johnson or john Huntsman.